(AP) — The Gary-Chicago International Airport will not appeal a decision
by the Federal Aviation Administration to close its control tower next
month because of federal budgets cuts.
Project Manager Bob Gyurko tells The Times of Munster that the FAA
has informed airports that appeals should be based on national security
interests. He said the FAA specifically ruled out appeals based on lost
jobs and other local interests.
He also says
it would be difficult for airport administrators to come up with the
$350,000 to $500,000 needed to keep the control tower open. Airport
officials say the airport will remain open, but airplanes will have follow
guidelines for landing without a control tower.
tower is scheduled to close April 7.