April 5th, 2013
03:47 PM ET

FAA delays closures of 149 control towers

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it will delay the closures of 149 federal-contract air traffic control towers until June 15.

Last month, the FAA announced it would eliminate funding for these regional airport towers to help it meet $637 million in forced spending cuts.

The tower closures had been scheduled to begin April 7, phased in over four weeks. The towers are low- or moderate-volume facilities staffed by contractors

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  1. Gayle

    Nice to see the FAA is going to compromise when the government wont. There are so many of us employees are that are extremely grateful to know that we still have jobs. Thank you.

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