Thursday, March 28, 2013

Funding ends April 7 for tower

Funding to operate the control tower at Stennis International Airport near Stennis Space Center, Miss., will end April 7. Stennis is one of 149 airports nationwide whose tower operation is ending due to sequestration. Elsewhere in Mississippi, Greenville's airport tower will lose funding April 21, and the towers in Olive Branch, Tupelo and Hawkins in Jackson will be cut off May 5. The Federal Aviation Administration also released guidance for airports affected by the closures. It said the operators can operate as non-towered airports or keep towers working without federal funding. (Source: Sun Herald, 03/27/13) Previous