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Airport near Cleveland appeals control tower loss

A suburban Cleveland airport is challenging the loss of its control tower due to mandated federal budget cuts.

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CLEVELAND (AP) - A suburban Cleveland airport is challenging the loss of its control tower due to mandated federal budget cuts.

Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Executive Ed FitzGerald said Wednesday that the county-owned airport will appeal the loss of the control tower to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Cuyahoga County Airport also will press the case before an appeals court in Washington, D.C.

According to The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, FitzGerald says the FAA isn't following its policies on providing aviation safety.

The budget cuts also will force the shutdown of control towers at the Ohio State University and Bolton Field airports in Columbus.

In all, the FAA said 149 towers run under contract for the agency will close beginning April 7.


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