Support Grows for Bill That Would Halt FAA Air Traffic Controller Furloughs

 - April 25, 2013, 3:13 PM

Aviation trade group support is growing quickly for The Dependable Air Service Act, introduced yesterday by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), which would permit the FAA to transfer funds between areas in the DOT budget and thus end sequestration-related furloughs of air traffic controllers. “Even with relatively clear weather, there have been more than 5,000 flight delays over the past three days,” double the tally from a year ago, Natca said. “It’s now clear that these furloughs are needlessly disrupting air travel and should be rolled back.”