NBAA, Other Organizations Praise Congressional Letters Supporting Contract Towers

 - August 19, 2014, 3:15 PM

As Congress prepares to work on Fiscal Year 2015 transportation funding and FAA reauthorization legislation, aviation stakeholders are expressing “renewed concerns” about the preservation of 252 federal contract towers, NBAA said. Fifty-five senators recently signed a letter asking FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to consider “all perspectives” in the effort to streamline tower operations as the FAA continues to deal with budget pressures. A similar letter, signed by 114 members of the House, reiterated the Senate’s call for greater transparency from the FAA regarding its intentions for the contract tower program.