Industry executives are arguing that the FAA moved to eliminate funding for 149 air traffic control towers without conducting proper environmental and safety assessments in violation of federal law, and are asking a U.S. Court of Appeals in California to mandate continued funding for the program. Dozens of municipalities also have joined in a lawsuit spearheaded by the City of Spokane, Wash., in an effort to halt the FAA’s plan to drop funding for the contract towers on June 15, as have ...

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