Regional Airports Could Lose Towers Under Sequestration
Posted: February 25, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Air traffic control towers in Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers could close should sequestration — a series of wide-ranging across-the-board budget cuts — be triggered Friday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration news release.
At A Glance
Air Traffic Control Tower Closings
The Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers airports are on the closing list. The closings are part of the Federal Aviation Administration plans to save $600 million by shutting 100 air traffic control towers at small airports, eliminating overnight shifts at 60 towers and furloughing 47,000 employees at least one day a pay period.
Source: Staff Report
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