Saturday, May 11, 2013

FAA finds funds for towers

Small airport towers slated to close in June, including ones in Dothan, Ala., and Kiln, Miss., will remain open through the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. In a statement released Friday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the recent passage of a bill to free up funds and avoid sequester-related furloughs of some 47,000 FAA employees also provided the money to keep 149 airport towers open. The airport in Kiln is near NASA's Stennis Space Center. (Sources:, Sun Herald, 05/10/13)