posted on March 18, 2013 15:32
The FAA will briefly delay its decision on which of the 189 contract towers up for potential closure may be exempted due to compelling national interest.
David Grizzle, the FAA's COO, said last week that in order to 'review comprehensively' the 'very large number of responses' from airports seeking an exemption, the final decision date will be March 22. The FAA had previously said it would make a final decision Mar. 18.
HAI President Matt Zuccaro sent a letter to FAA administrator Michael Huerta detailing the impact of the potential closures on the rotorcraft industry.