Sequestration Impacts Rome NY

Mar 8, 2013

Credit U.S. Air Force

Sequestration is behind the planned closure of an air-traffic control tower in Central New York.

The air traffic control tower at Griffiss International Airport in Rome is on a list of 173 towers at small and mid-sized airports nationwide the federal government plans to close on April 7

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente notes that international carriers Air Canada and Trans Aero use Griffis for maintenance and repair operations for wide body aircraft.

The county has a week to prove to the FAA that keeping the tower open is a matter of 'national interest.'