The FAA, releasing its final list of contract towers slated to close beginning April 7, shaved off 24 of the original air traffic control towers from the closure list and then postponed the closure of another 16 towers in the cost-share program until Sept. 30. But the remaining list of 149 contract towers still represents 60% of the entire contract tower program. The U.S. Contract Tower Association (USCTA), an affiliate of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), says the ...

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