The Federal Aviation Administration has decided to close the Columbus Municipal Airport control tower and 148 others around the U.S. within six weeks to trim several hundred million dollars from the federal aviation budget required by the lingering congressional budget impasse.
"It amounts to a state of confusion for a lot of people right now," Caleb Tennis, president of the Columbus airport Board of Aviation Commission, said Friday after learning the news.
"Of course, our biggest priority is safety, and we have things in place to keep operations running on a safe and secure course," Tennis said.
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