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April 08, 2013
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Contract Tower Talk

FAA to Delay Tower Closures

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday that it will delay the closures of all 149 federal contract air traffic control towers until June 15.

Read more: State Aviation Journal
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Even with the big news that the FAA has delayed the closure of contract towers, we’ve included several articles which help portray the energy exhibited to save local towers.

Oklahoma
OU takes steps to keep tower open

University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced that OU will provide bridge funding to keep the Max Westheimer Tower open and operating until budget issues are resolved in Washington.

Read more: Norman Transcript

Maryland
State airports seek state funding to keep control towers open after FAA cuts budget

Several Maryland counties are seeking state help in keeping air traffic control towers open at their local airports.

Read more: Washington Post

AAAE/USCTA FILE SUIT AGAINST FAA TO KEEP TOWERS OPEN

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and its affiliate organization the U.S. Contract Tower Association (USCTA) announced last week that they have filed suit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in advance of the agency’s plans to close 149 contract air traffic control towers beginning on April 7.

Read more: State Aviation Journal

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Alabama
State limits aircraft lawsuits; law keyed to Airbus

In an effort to ensure that Airbus aircraft suppliers move to Alabama and not neighboring states, Alabama leaders have enacted a new law putting a time limit on lawsuits against the airplane manufacturer and its suppliers.

Read more: Yahoo Finance

Tennessee
6 airports to get aeronautics grants

Six Tennessee airports will be getting federal and state aeronautics grants totaling more than $281,000.

Read more: WRCB Chattanooga

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Illinois
Aeronautics Posts 1st Quarter Newsletter

The First Quarter 2013 edition of the Illinois Aviation Newsletter has a feature story on the Chicago Air Flotilla, an introduction to the 2013 Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame inductees, and information on upcoming events.

Read Issue: Illinois Aviation

California
Division of Aeronautics Posts Spring Newsletter

View the Division of Aeronautics’ latest newsletter.

Read more: CalAero

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