BRIEF: FAA extends date to announce list of tower closings

March 16--The Federal Aviation Administration has extended the date it plans to announce its final list of tower closings at airports throughout the country.

In an email Friday to Director Mark Davidson of Smith Reynolds Airport, David Grizzle, the chief operating officer for the FAA, stated that the agency has received a lot of appeals from airports.

"In order to review comprehensively the submission on behalf of each airport, the FAA will delay the date of its final decision and announcement of which airport tower operations it intends to cease to fund," Grizzle said.

The FAA will announce on March 22 the towers that will close.

Davidson believes the FAA should take all the time it needs "to make an informed decision before rushing into anything."

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