MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- The Federal Aviation Administration is releasing a large list of air traffic control centers around the country that it says will either be closed or will have limited hours if automatic federal spending cuts, or sequestration, take affect next week.
The FAA is preparing to close as many as 100 air traffic control sites and throttle back shifts at an additional 60 sites around the United States. The cuts would start in April.
Several air traffic control centers located in Alabama are among those in danger. The FAA says it would have to close centers in Mobile, Dothan and Tuscaloosa. It would have to limit the hours, by cutting overnight shifts, in Birmingham.
[DOCUMENT: List of Closures (.pdf)]
[DOCUMENT: List of Limited Hours (.pdf)]