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Briefing February 2012 Issue

Briefing: February 2012

OMB says, “Control Towers? We don’t need so many of those, either.”

AOPA quoted unnamed sources that the Office of Management and Budget has made the suggestion that funding be pulled from contract towers at airports that don’t have commercial service or high volumes of military traffic. The funding cuts would affect roughly half of the 248 contract towers, which are independently owned and operated facilities under contract to the FAA. According to AOPA, the proposal has not been approved by the FAA, which is now discussing it internally.

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