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.
According to a source speaking to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama has signed a Senate bill that will end a partial shutdown of the FAA.
The partial FAA shutdown has airport projects – and the ability to pay for them – in limbo. At Metro Airport, there’s an $8 million federal grant grounded in Washington.
President Obama says he expects that a partial FAA shutdown will be resolved by end of week, and that’s music to the ears of Metro Airport spokesman Mike Conway.
A plane crash into an industrial park in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula has claimed the life of the pilot of the single-engine plane.
The checks were ordered after Friday’s incident in which a five-foot hole ripped open on one of the planes, forcing an emergency landing.
Airline flight delays cost passengers more than inconvenience — $16.7 billion more — according to a study delivered to the Federal Aviation Administration.