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Friday, 26 April, 2013

Membership Update - Congress Approves Bill To End FAA Furloughs of Air Traffic Controllers

 

Membership Update

Congress Approves Bill To End FAA Furloughs of Air Traffic Controllers
Contract Tower Program Mentioned

April 26, 2013

Congress has approved legislation to end FAA furloughs of air traffic controllers. The bill allows Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood to transfer up to $253 million in unused AIP discretionary funds to keep air traffic controllers working through the end of the fiscal year. The legislation will now be sent to the President for signature.

 

The legislation does not include a permanent contract tower fix but states that Secretary LaHood can use funds for the program.

NATA will continue to discuss contract tower program funding with the FAA.

 

 

 

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