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Airport In Holding Pattern

Posted: May 10, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Fuel sales and flight numbers haven’t taken off in the eight weeks since the city took over fixed-base operator duties at the Fayetteville Executive Airport.

At A Glance

Air Traffic Control Tower Still in Limbo

Ray Boudreaux, director of the Fayetteville Executive Airport, said Thursday airport administrators still have no official word from the Federal Aviation Administration on whether the FAA will pay to operate the air traffic control tower at Drake Field past June 15. Federal transportation officials were given the go-ahead to shift money around in their budgets earlier this month, but, according to Boudreaux, it’s unclear whether that money will go to continued operation at the Fayetteville tower.

Source: Staff Report

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