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FAA Funding Cuts Will Close 238 Air Traffic Control Towers, 6 In Michigan

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DETROIT (AP) – Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 scheduled to close nationwide in early April as the FAA shuts off funding for those services.

The shutdowns are part of the FAA’s move to reduce spending by $600 million under automatic federal budget cuts.

Some airports are pressing their cases to preserve those services.

Michigan airports on the list are Ann Arbor, W.K. Kellogg in Battle Creek, Coleman A. Young in Detroit, Jackson County-Reynolds Field in Jackson, Muskegon County and Sawyer International in Marquette County.

The Lansing and Willow Run airport towers are among 72 nationwide that could close overnight through eliminating midnight shifts.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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