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Sequester Could Cut Services at Bangor Airport
02/22/2013 04:41 PM ET  

The Federal Aviation Administration today released a list of sites, including Bangor, that might have to eliminate midnight air traffic control shifts.

Airports in Bangor and Manchester, NH, are among 60 U.S. airports that could lose air traffic control shifts if Congress fails to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester.

The Federal Aviation Administration today released a list of sites that might have to eliminate midnight air traffic control shifts. The Bangor International Airport is the only Maine site on the list, which also includes the Manchester - Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH.

The across-the-board sequester cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1. The FAA also released a list of air traffic control facilities that could be eliminated if that happens. The list includes the Nashua Municipal Airport in Nashua, NH, also known as Boire Field. No Maine airports appear on that list.

The agency says the lists are part of preparations for $600 million in cuts that could be required through the end of the 2013 fiscal year.

In a letter to aviation facilities, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says most of the FAA's 47,000 employees could also face furloughs through the end of September.



 

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