As the aviation community braces for a wave of contract air traffic control tower closings beginning next month, key House and Senate Republican lawmakers are questioning the decisions behind the closures. Reacting to the March 22 announcement that the FAA plans to shutter 149 contract towers over four weeks, beginning April 7, House aviation subcommittee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Senate aviation subcommittee Ranking Member John Thune (R-S.D.), warned of potential safety ...

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