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Posted by on 27 Apr 2013 in Airline News

Breaking: FAA Suspends All Employee Furloughs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement today, 27 April 2013, that it has suspended all employee furloughs.

TWA Flight 800 Boeing 747-100 N93119 At LAX

According to the agency, "Air traffic facilities will begin to return to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours and the system will resume normal operations by Sunday evening."

The furloughs were forced by the budget sequester resulting from Congressional failure to resolve spending priority conflicts.

Substantial airline traffic delays resulted from the furlough of US air traffic controllers and other support personnel which generated significant public anger and pressure to resolve the issue as far as the FAA's operations were concerned.


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