FAA dropped its furlough plans for all 47,000 workers in its employee base after Congress passed a bill permitting the agency to shift up to $253 million in funds to prevent “reduced operations and staffing.” But industry leaders and lawmakers late last week were still awaiting word whether it would also drop plans to end funding for 149 contract towers. Numerous lawmakers last week ratcheted up pressure on the agency to continue funding the towers. President Barack Obama May 1 signed ...


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