Boise can keep radar station, FAA decides

06/9/2010 | Google

Boise Airport in Idaho will keep its Terminal Radar Approach Control system, the FAA announced Tuesday, ending an effort to move the sophisticated air-traffic system to Salt Lake City. The FAA had hoped to save about $1 million a year with the TRACON move, which was bitterly opposed by Idaho politicians. "It's a good thing that we're going to have the air traffic controllers, the people watching the skies and doing the science ... who are much more familiar with the dynamics of our region than those living in Salt Lake City," Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, said of the FAA announcement.

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