The Senate today will resume its consideration of a short-term, government-wide funding bill that aviation groups are hoping will serve as the vehicle for an amendment designed to prevent mass closings of contract air traffic control towers. The FAA has stated plans to shutter up to 189 contract towers, about 75% of the program, with the bulk of the closings to occur April 7. The FAA is reviewing appeals from various towers to be spared from closure and on March 22 plans to release its ...


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