FAA Administrator Michael Huerta maintains that closing contract air traffic control towers will not jeopardize safety, but warns that efficiency will be sacrificed as a result. “We’re not doing anything that isn’t safe,” he told the Senate transportation appropriations subcommittee on April 18. Huerta, who also appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee last week, defended the agency’s move to pull funding for 149 contract towers to comply with mandatory sequestration cuts, ...


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