PDK Tower Unaffected by Sequester
The airport's tower will continue to operate, as the FAA prepares to cut its spending by $600 million.
PDK's air traffic control tower is unaffected by the federal government's automatic spending cuts that went into effect last Friday.
A total of 168 of the nation's small airports will lose their air traffic controllers as a result of the sequester, according to Fox4KC.com.
But the FAA is making plans to reduce its expenditures by approximately $600 million for the remainder of FY 2013.
"Among the changes we are considering are furloughing the vast majority of our 47,000 employees for approximately one day per pay period; closing over 100 air traffic control facilities; eliminating the overnight shift at over 60 facilities; and reducing preventive maintenance and support for all air traffic control equipment," said the FAA in a statement.
Last week, FAA officials and air-traffic controllers warned that flights through big-city hub airports could suffer major delays under the automatic government spending cuts, according to USA Today.