MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) - Brookley Field tops a list of air traffic control facilities which could possibly face flight delays because of automatic spending cuts known as the sequester, according to Federal Aviation Administration documents obtained by Local 15 News.
The Obama Administration issued the warning Friday with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood adding the cuts would require the FAA to trim $600 million. LaHood said it will force furloughs on air traffic controllers, leading to a reduction in the ability to guide aircraft in and out of airports.
"Losing a job," Sally Porter said was her fears after learning the news even though she is not a government employee. She said because of so much charter flight traffic at the airport, she was concerned furloughs could result in a reduction in air traffic and ultimately cost private companies money and positions.
Dothan Regional and Tuscaloosa Regional in Alabama are also on the list. The airports on the list could also face temporary full or partial closure.