FAA plans to close 168 air-traffic towers April 1

03/1/2013 | Bloomberg

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said that sequestration will not compromise safety. But the Federal Aviation Administration has released a list indicating that it may close 46% of all air traffic control towers in the U.S., leaving pilots to radio each other to declare their intentions. "The safety impacts, they are obvious," said John Wiatrak, manager of St. Lucie County International Airport in Fort Pierce, Fla.

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