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Two Indiana Airport Towers On Sequester List

3/22/2013

Two Indiana airport towers are on the Federal Aviation Administration's list of 149 federal contract towers slated to close soon.

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The FAA says it's part of the federal sequester plan. The Columbus Municipal Airport and Gary/Chicago International Airport towers are on that list. They're part of the plan to meet upwards of $637 million in cuts. The FAA originally proposed closing 189 air traffic control towers.

However, it removed dozens from the list to avoid a so-called, negative impact on the national interest. The FAA says the closures will come in phase-outs that begin April 7th. Officials say some communities are choosing to assume the cost of continuing air traffic control services.

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