Federal Cuts Could Cripple Airline Industry
ROMULUS (WWJ) – A package of federal spending cuts – known as sequestration could cripple the airline industry.
That’s according Detroit Metro Airport Spokesman Michael Conway. He says the mandate would force closures of control towers at Lansing’s Willow Run — at Ann Arbor Airport and City Airport.
Conway says this is a dangerous idea that could ruin the Federal Aviation Industry:
“They are making plans to cut their expenditures by $600 million for the remainder of fiscal year 2013 – that means they would be laying off people they will be furloughing people – they will be closing control towers over night,” said Conway.
“When they are plowing the runways they run the snow plows in kind of a conga-line and the snow coming off the last blade is the accumulation of the snow from the other snow plows blade – so that particular snow plow sends the snow flying through the air – it’s beautiful to watch,” he said.
Conway says he hopes there will be some kind of compromise on the sequestration mandate in Washington.