A growing number of lawmakers are urging the FAA to consider alternatives to pulling funding for 149 contract towers. FAA plans to eliminate funding for the towers as part of its effort to slash $637 million from the remainder of its fiscal 2013 budget, but on April 5 postponed the funding cutoff date until June 15. FAA, which originally planned to cease funding beginning this week for an initial group of two dozen towers, cited a need to work with user groups and airports to ...


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