FAA Delays Closing Of Airport Control Towers

By Joan Lowy

This photo taken March 22, 2013 shows a Cessna aircraft parked near by the air traffic control tower at the Collin County Regional Airport at McKinney, in McKinney, Texas. Starting this weekend, control towers at scores of small airports are to begin shutting down because of government-wide automatic spending cuts. But federal officials insist the closures won't compromise safety, and there's evidence that some of the closures may even make economic sense. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

WASHINGTON (AP) – The closings of control towers at 149 small airports are being delayed until mid-June, federal regulators announced.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it needs more time to deal with legal challenges to the closures.

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