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Congress moves to act on flight delays before recess


The House of Representatives is moving quickly today to finalize a Senate-passed plan that will ease air traffic delays. Congress goes into recess at the end of this week and politicians fearful of leaving constituents dealing with flight delays and cancellations for another week has put pressure on them to act. Business travelers and vacationers have been taking the brunt ...

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FAA Furloughs start – Time for privatization of traffic controllers?


Obama’s sequestration rule has kicked-in and funding cuts are hitting the Federal Aviation Administration As a way to force Republicans’ hand in the debt ceiling debate, President Obama elected to use the tactic known as sequestration. Over the weekend, the spending cuts forced by that move hit the Department of Transportation and most-obviously the FAA. Sunday flights were largely unimpeded ...

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FAA to Close 149 Airport Towers

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Blame it on the sequestration. The FAA announced today that 149 smaller airport towers would close beginning in April. Originally another 40 towers had been slated for closure but will remain open, either because them shutting them would not be in the national interest or because money was found in a federal cost-sharing program to keep them open. According to ...

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