Briefing April 2013 Issue
Briefing: April 2013
Sequester Threatens Aviation Operations
Aviation felt the effects early as the March 1 deadline for mandated cuts to the federal budget loomed over the nation. Air shows at military bases in Virginia, Arizona and North Carolina were cancelled even before the deadline. Officials said dozens of Blue Angels appearances could be grounded. Cuts to the FAA budget threaten to delay the implementation of NextGen technologies and to close towers at smaller airports around the country. Reductions in FAA staffing would make it yet more difficult for flight schools and aircraft manufacturers to access services, officials said.
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