Closing for Air Traffic Control Towers Pushed Back

Posted at 6:18 AM, Apr 10, 2013

Battle Creek Air TowerBATTLE CREEK, Mich. — More than 100 air traffic control towers were set to close this year, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it has pushed back that plan.

The closings have been postponed until June, and Battle Creek City Commissioners are also holding off on plans to start a private contract that will temporarily keep the tower at W.K. Kellogg Airport open.

The commission approved a resolution to start that contract in June due to the FAA delay, and under the contract, with Midwest Air Traffic Control, the seven current employees will keep their jobs.