No Nebraska Control Towers, One In Iowa On FAA Closing List

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

No Nebraska airports will be affected by a decision to keep 149 control towers open at small airports across the country.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced in a statement Friday that there is enough money under a bill passed by Congress last month to keep the towers open, but no Nebraska towers were on the closure list. The control tower at Dubuque Regional Airport in Iowa is scheduled to close at the end of September.

The bill gave the FAA authority to shift money from accounts with unspent funds to prevent further furloughs of air traffic controllers.

The listed towers were slated to close on June 15th. The agency says the closures were part of plans to accommodate automatic spending cuts required by Congress.

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