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Houston Airports Statement on Sequestration

Houston Airports is concerned about the budget issues in Washington, which would certainly impact aviation nationwide. Anything that would interrupt air travel, especially international travel would be troubling. Anything that impacts FAA, TSA or CBP staffing could have a negative effect on our wait times, and if prolonged will have a negative impact on the local economy.

Mario Diaz
Director, Houston Airports

For more information about what Houston's airports are doing regarding the sequestration, Click Here.  


Customs & Border Protection (CBP) on Sequestration

For the latest information regarding impacts of sequestration on CBP Operations, Click Here.   

United States Department of Transportation Statement on Sequestration

On Sequestration and the Federal Aviation Administration Sequestration will have a serious impact on the transportation services that are critical to the traveling public and the nation’s economy. At DOT we will need to cut nearly a billion dollars, which will affect dozens of our programs.

Over $600 million of those cuts will need to come from the Federal Aviation Administration – the agency that controls and manages our nation’s skies. As a result of these cuts, the vast majority of the FAA’s nearly 47,000 employees will be furloughed for approximately one day per pay period until the end of the fiscal year. In some cases it could be as many as two furlough days per pay period. 

For more information, Click Here.


From Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA)

Sunday, April 21, 2013: To read ACI Concerned About Impact of Controller Furloughs, Click Here.

For U.S. Sequestration Update--Concerns and Potential Impacts from ACI-NA, Click Here


From The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 

Press Release -- FAA Ectends Tower Closure Date -- Click Here.

Press Release -- FAA Makes Tower Closing Decision - Click Here.

News from Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)  

To read "TxDOT to fund control towers slated for closure at 13 small Texas airports" (By Houston Chronicle) Click Here.

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