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FAA fiscal ’14 budget would keep threatened Mississippi air control towers open

June 18, 2013

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s budget for fiscal 2014 assumes an end to the federal fiscal sequester and proposes including money to keep open 149 contract air traffic control towers around the country, including five in Mississippi, previously targeted for loss of FAA funding. The tower funding is proposed to continue under the FAA’s fiscal 2014 […]

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Closings of 7 airport towers in state may become permanent

March 7, 2013

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Jackson’s Hawkins Field air traffic control tower and six other control towers in Mississippi are among 173 scheduled to be closed nationwide in early April, as the Federal Aviation Administration shuts off funding for those services to accommodate the fiscal sequester of $86 billion for the remainder of 2013. In addition to Hawkins (HKS), Mississippi […]

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