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Air Traffic Control Tower to Remain Open

LAWTON, Okla_After a long week of anticipation the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport got the news they were hoping for -- the control tower will remain open.

 

The FAA and US Department of Transportation announced Friday that they are suspending a plan to close 149 air traffic control towers.

Federal Officials had announced earlier this year that due to the sequestration they would be closing contract air control towers like the one in Lawton, but lots of aviation related agencies and officials have battled that decision saying it would affect the safety of the nation's aviation community. 

In March several lawsuits were launched against the FAA to stop the closures.

Funding will keep the towers open through the end of the current fiscal year.

 

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