FAA Highlights Sequestration Cuts to ATC

 - February 25, 2013, 10:00 AM

The FAA is planning to reduce expenditures by approximately $600 million for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2013 should sequestration cuts take place March 1. Options include furloughing the majority of the agency’s 47,000 employees approximately one day every two weeks, closing more than 100 air traffic control facilities, eliminating the overnight shift at over 60 more and reducing preventive maintenance and support for all ATC equipment.