Control towers, infrastructure face sequester threat

09/6/2013 | Reuters

Sequestration cuts could force closure of some air traffic control towers, the aerospace industry fears, and air traffic controllers could face furloughs that create delays in flights. But even if those cuts are avoided, harder-to-see budgets -- such as investment in the air traffic system's infrastructure -- will be hit hard by sequestration. "The chances are excellent that the investment accounts will be hit the hardest," said Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association.

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