The FAA is considering closing the Manhattan Regional Airport’s control tower due to sequestration.
In a list released by the FAA several airports with contracted control personnel would be closed to bridge a budgeting gap put in place by sequestration.
Airport director Peter Van Kuren says he’s disappointed the FAA would take such a measure, but is confident the airport will continue to run smoothly even in its absence.
Currently pilots at the airport do similar approaches without the control tower into and out of airports during the evening hours at the Manhattan Regional Airport.
The list of airports to be closed can be found by clicking the following link (FAA listing).