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Reported last night the FAA still plan to close 149 air traffic control towers the Washington State.
Airport CEO calling that eight and -- decision he is stepping into the fight his airport is one of the three -- suing the FAA.
Larry Trotter -- -- I see you -- Thank you for having me on the show -- -- -- Are one of BM one of the airports closed and is the one and Spokane Washington I'm curious found.
Is that a safety risk to -- -- is a tower not necessary at that airport.
We believe that the tower is necessary.
To provide another -- -- level of safety.
Particularly related to the complexity.
Of the air space and our region.
Is that Avant does that tower also give commercial flights coming into that airport and is it just general aviation private flights.
We have deer court setup as a diversion location for our clients and we also Pat White -- flights that operate in and out of the year quarter.
As a -- Do you know if the decision to close in that particular airport was that it resolved -- sophisticated.
Study where they -- traffic patterns.
Studied you know what that airports used for our region what's in the region you know -- there was certainly I was a -- pulled out of a hat.
Well we believe that the decision was made with -- now proper amount of time.
And -- in good.
So what are you -- do you have filed suit what's the plan.
Well the plan is to request a stay because the commodity that we all need right now time.
We need more time pretty FAA to go through -- thoughtful process.
Our process that is more customary.
So what we -- as industry professionals.
Expect and demand when we're gonna make safety changes.
The aviation system is organic.
-- it needs time.
To adjust to any change.
How long has that been a tower at that airport and a and an unmanned tower and landlords actually operable.
-- goes into the 1980s.
So I was suddenly without much notice are you now taken that is at tower now going to be -- how much notice did you have.
Less than thirty days in the -- -- extended that.
To me that's.
If the airline is in trouble.
That well how it -- how close is the closest airport where there's a tower could have -- assistance landed.
The closest tower would probably be a few hundred miles away in tri cities.
But I saw another episode for Greta.
Because the FAA is also planning to close powers like -- -- -- national.
From 11 PM to 6 AM starting September 1.
And does that have commercial flights going into it.
Larry thank you very much for joining us tonight up TSA takes a good close look at -- -- -- -- a lot of planes and passengers up in the -- thank you -- Think you --
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