US Senate passes air traffic control measure
American government officials are looking to end air traffic control delays that have wreaked havoc on air travellers fo
Airport news for Flights,Travel on 25/04/2013.
American government officials are looking to end air traffic control delays that have wreaked havoc on air travellers for days.
US senator Susan Collins of Maine announced on Thursday afternoon that the Senate had voted in favour of a bill that could provide ample relief amid a lack of air traffic control funds that has crippled aviation in North America and beyond.
Colins said in a statement that the move could help to prevent further harm to the US economy and the travelling public.
Numerous air traffic control facilities around the US have been closed since last week after automatic spending cuts were implemented following a deadlock on spending policy between the country’s lawmakers. As a result, airlines have been forced to cancel hundreds of flights everyday until the issue is resolved.
Under the new bill, which could reach the floor of the House of Representatives as early as Friday, would enable the Federal Aviation Administration to harness funding reserves employ “contract towers”, according to a Reuters report published on Friday.
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