Air Traffic Control Furloughs Begin to Cause Delays
Posted at 1 p.m. on April 24
The Federal Aviation Administration has begun furloughs due to the sequestration cuts, causing significant delays and complaints from lawmakers, according to the Washington Post.
“The FAA has estimated that a third of passengers will face delays during the furloughs, with up to 6,700 flights arriving late at more than a dozen major airports each day. The agency says furloughs are necessary to achieve $200 million of the $637 million in savings mandated this fiscal year to meet sequestration targets.”
“Republicans and some Democrats challenged the way the White House has chosen to impose sequestration cuts by furloughing 10 percent of the 15,000 air traffic controllers for the rest of the fiscal year.”