Stop-and-go funding makes planning tough for Mississippi airport chiefs
The latest extension of FAA funding expires on Sept. 12.
by Ted Carter
Published: August 14,2011
The refusal of Congress to go beyond short-hop funding for the Federal Aviation Administration has made uncertainty just another work challenge that the heads of Mississippi’s two major commercial airports must overcome.
As one funding lapse ends another one appears on the horizon for Dirk Vanderleest at Jackson-Evers International Airport and Bruce Frallic at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
The Aug. 8 vote by the Senate to temporarily extend FAA funding after the House recessed without reauthorizing the money ended a two-week shutdown of FAA construction projects. The action assured the return of 10 FAA workers to Jackson-Evers and resumption of work on Gulf-Biloxi’s new 120-foot air traffic control tower.
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