Santa Fe and Hobbs likely to lose airport towers

March 7, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has notified airports in Santa Fe and Hobbs as well as the general aviation field in west Albuquerque that they will lose funding for their control towers unless they prove a pressing national interest for being spared the federal budget-cutting ax.

FAA officials said a final decision on which towers will lose their funding will be made next week, but the bar for exemption is high.

“Negative impact on the national interest is the only criterion the FAA will Login to read more

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