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Federal ATC Facilities Open thru September

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

The closing of 149 federal air traffic control facilities that was originally scheduled for April and delayed to June 15 has been delayed yet again to November 1, 2013.

The Department of Transportation said Friday it would fund air traffic technology and maintenance programs with $21 million by moving funds within its budget. The FAA was required by sequestration to cut $637 million from its budget. As drafted, the agency was granted little latitude in how it applied the cuts. That changed when controller furloughs correlated with commercial flight delays, and more changes soon followed.

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