Smith Reynolds control tower to close May 5

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– Funding for Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem will cease on May 5, according to the Triad Business Journal.

The FAA is defunding towers at 149 small and mid-sized airports in three phases starting on April 7 as part of sequestration cuts.

The airport’s director, Mark Davidson, told the paper the move to eliminate funding will close the tower and remove a layer of safety for the airport. The airport is also home to 99 tenants that employ 1,000 people.

Smith Reynolds averages 119 takeoffs and landings per day.

Read more at the Triad Business Journal

 

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