5 Ill. Airport Towers Get Closure ReprieveThe towers are all operated for the FAA at low-traffic airports and were to close by mid-June as the result of government-wide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.
St. Louis Regional Airport On Final FAA List of Closing TowersThe original list of threatened towers contained 189 contract towers but the Administration was able to stave off the closure of 40 of those, leaving a final list of 149.
St. Louis Regional Airport Director Speaks Out Against Sequester CutsThe Federal Aviation Administration said in a letter, any review of proposed cuts would only be based on national interests.
Bethalto Airport Tower ClosingSt. Louis Regional Airport would remain open after April 1, but without air traffic controllers, thanks to FAA budget cuts.
Budget Sequestration to Affect Regional Airports Airfield in Bethalto, Ill. is on list of those at risk of losing FAA control tower funding.

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