Cost shares become part of 5% cut. No where does it say through fiscal year 2013. Read FAA press release instead of above link. The quote you are referring to was a previous statement prior to list coming out. Thats how i read it anyway.Hate to rain on your parade.
FAA Decision to Shutter 149 Contract Control Towers Beginning on April 7 Raises Serious Concerns for Airports, USCTA
Cost share still closing Sep 30
No, there's a hiring freeze, to save money.
Our Facility is the Busiest on that list. We did 149K lol but I think our City is going to pick us up.. who knows tho nothing if 100%Out of the 24 tower that were saved.....10 have less than 50,000 ops a year (IAG has the lowest 26,000 ops a year followed by STJ 27,000 ops a year) 6 towers out of the 24 have ops ranging from 100,000 to 127,000..........all the rest fall between 50,000 and 80,000 ops a year.......
I'm assuming you are referring to the 16 cost share towers? At my facility the local government pays 60% of our contract and FAA kicks in 40%. Apparently, there is some level of congressional legislation that had previously set aside funding for the cost share towers. We do 30,000 ops per annum, if not for cost share we would be closed. My hunch is we will survive until end of 2015 when the contracts expire.A few on the list are being picked up financially by the local cities. No change at all and no interruption of service. Instead of the FAA paying the contractors the city does. Not enough, but some.