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Will Reading Airport lose tower staff in sequester cuts?

By Amy Unger, Executive Producer, AUnger@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 24 2013 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 25 2013 05:45:49 PM CST

The sequester could put Reading Regional Airport in a bind.

BERN TWP., Pa. -

The sequester could put Reading Regional Airport in a bind.

The Federal Aviation Administration's plan for dealing with the cuts includes closing more than 100 air traffic control towers.

Reading's tower is among those being considered for closure, but a tower controller at the airport told us, even if the closure does happen, it won't be implemented for at least a year.

That person also told us the airport would have the option of finding a way to staff the tower on its own.