Nashua Airport Tower Staying Open For Now

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File photo of an airport control tower.  (credit: John Coletti/Getty Images)

File photo of an airport control tower. (credit: John Coletti/Getty Images)

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — For now, the air traffic control tower will still be staffed at the municipal airport in Nashua, N.H.

The airport is losing federal funding for control tower operations as a result of the automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration.

The Nashua Airport Authority says it has signed a month-to-month agreement with Midwest Air Traffic Control Services, the company that runs the tower now, to help pay for controllers and other expenses.

But that might not take effect right away. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it will delay the closure of the 149 control tower operations until at least June.

The authority estimates it costs about $34,000 a month to run the tower.

Nashua Municipal Airport is used by corporations, the military, recreational pilots and others.

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