FAA's decision to eliminate tower funding is disputed

05/10/2013 | AviationWeek.com

On the grounds that the Federal Aviation Administration decided to eliminate funding for 149 air traffic control towers without conducting safety and environmental evaluations, airport and aviation industry executives are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in California to mandate that the program remain funded. The lawsuit was launched by the City of Spokane, Wash., and since then, many other municipalities and aviation groups have joined the battle.

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