Reprieve for Gary Tower
FAA Facing Legal Challenge
With the Federal Aviation Administration tied up in court, the control tower at the Gary/Chicago International Airport remains open.
The first of 149 control tower shutdowns were to have taken place this weekend. But that move, prompted by the federal sequester, is being challenged in court. The Federal Aviation Administration has delayed the shutdowns until June 15th to give itself time to deal with the legal challenge.
Some airports, including the one in Gary, also gain time to find a way to keep their towers in operation--which might include their own funds or an investment by stakeholders.