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Airport control towers saved for now, but face 9 years of uncertainty

First the contract air traffic control tower closures were put off to June 15th because of legal challenges.  Now Congress has acted to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to move around some funding to stop furloughs and closures through the end of the fiscal year--September 30th. 


Danbury Municipal Airport Administration Paul Estefan says he's pleased they're staying alive this year.  But he cautions that sequestor budget cuts are part of a 10 year program.  He says it's hard to tell what's going to take place in the next nine budget years.


Assistant Airport Administrator Michael Safraneck says the 6 controllers are all former military with a highly specialized skill set.

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Rich Valdes

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