The FAA has ended plans to cease funding for 149 contract towers on June 15, after the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) determined that a recently enacted law allows the agency to reallocate funds to the towers program. The elimination of funding for 149 contract towers, which account for about 60% of the contract tower program, was part of the FAA’s efforts to cut $600 million from its fiscal 2013 budget as required by sequestration. The agency originally planned to end funding ...


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