FAA Releases Control Tower Closure Schedule

Three-phase plan will see 149 towers shut down.

Boca Raton Control Tower

Boca Raton Control Tower

** Boca Raton Control Tower**

The FAA has released a three-part phase-in period for closing 149 of the nation's contract control towers. The shutdowns will start on April 7, when 24 federal contract towers will close, followed by 46 on April 21, and the remaining 79 on May 5 (see the full list below).

The FAA says it is closing the towers based on activity levels, with the first to close having fewer than 1,000 commercial operations in fiscal year 2012, the second group fewer than 2,500 commercial operations and the third group more than that.

The FAA is being forced to cut $600 million from its budget under the so-called sequestration. The Contract Tower Program is being hard hit, with a 75 percent cut. The FAA estimates that the tower closures will save about $32.8 million this year.

The list of tower closures below include the airport identifier, facility name and state.

Contract Towers Due To Close on April 7

FYV DRAKE FIELD FAYETTEVILLE AR

RYN RYAN FIELD TUCSON AZ

FUL FULLERTON MUNI FULLERTON CA

RAL RIVERSIDE MUNI RIVERSIDE CA

RNM RAMONA RAMONA CA

WHP WHITEMAN LOS ANGELES CA

EVB NEW SMYRNA BEACH MUNI NEW SMYRNA BEACH FL

HWO NORTH PERRY HOLLYWOOD FL

LEE LEESBURG INTL LEESBURG FL

OMN ORMOND BEACH MUNI ORMOND BEACH FL

TIX SPACE COAST RGNL TITUSVILLE FL

OJC JOHNSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE OLATHE KS

DTN SHREVEPORT DOWNTOWN SHREVEPORT LA

LWM LAWRENCE MUNI LAWRENCE MA

BTL W K KELLOGG BATTLE CREEK MI

HSA STENNIS INTL (HSA) BAY ST LOUIS MS

ISO KINSTON RGNL JETPORT AT STALLINGS FLD KINSTON NC

ASH BOIRE FIELD NASHUA NH

TZR BOLTON FIELD COLUMBUS OH

CXO LONE STAR EXECUTIVE HOUSTON TX

GTU GEORGETOWN MUNI GEORGETOWN TX

RBD DALLAS EXECUTIVE DALLAS TX

SSF STINSON MUNI SAN ANTONIO TX

TIW TACOMA NARROWS TACOMA WA

Contract Towers Dues To Close on April 21

GEU GLENDALE MUNI GLENDALE AZ

GYR PHOENIX GOODYEAR GOODYEAR AZ

MER CASTLE ATWATER CA

SNS SALINAS MUNI SALINAS CA

WJF GENERAL WM J FOX AIRFIELD LANCASTER CA

GON GROTON-NEW LONDON GROTON (NEW LONDON) CT

FMY PAGE FIELD FORT MYERS FL

LAL LAKELAND LINDER RGNL LAKELAND FL

OCF OCALA INTL-JIM TAYLOR FIELD OCALA FL

PGD PUNTA GORDA PUNTA GORDA FL

SPG ALBERT WHITTED ST PETERSBURG FL

AHN ATHENS/BEN EPPS ATHENS GA

MCN MIDDLE GEORGIA RGNL MACON GA

DBQ DUBUQUE RGNL DUBUQUE IA

ALN ST LOUIS RGNL ALTON/ST LOUIS IL

MDH CARBONDALE IL

BAK COLUMBUS MUNI COLUMBUS IN

GYY GARY/CHICAGO INTL GARY IN

IXD NEW CENTURY AIRCENTER OLATHE KS

TOP PHILIP BILLARD MUNI TOPEKA KS

BVY BEVERLY MUNI BEVERLY MA

ORH WORCESTER RGNL WORCESTER MA

ESN EASTON/NEWNAM FIELD EASTON MD

FDK FREDERICK MUNI FREDERICK MD

MTN MARTIN STATE BALTIMORE MD

STC ST CLOUD RGNL ST CLOUD MN

GLH MID DELTA RGNL GREENVILLE MS

HKY HICKORY RGNL HICKORY NC

AEG DOUBLE EAGLE II ALBUQUERQUE NM

RME GRIFFISS INTL ROME NY

OUN UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WESTHEIMER NORMAN OK

SWO STILLWATER RGNL STILLWATER OK

SLE MCNARY FLD SALEM OR

TTD PORTLAND-TROUTDALE PORTLAND OR

CXY CAPITAL CITY HARRISBURG PA

NQA MILLINGTON RGNL JETPORT MILLINGTON TN

BAZ NEW BRAUNFELS MUNI NEW BRAUNFELS TX

CNW TSTC WACO WACO TX

HYI SAN MARCOS MUNI SAN MARCOS TX

TKI COLLIN COUNTY RGNL AT MC KINNEY DALLAS TX

VCT VICTORIA RGNL VICTORIA TX

OLM OLYMPIA RGNL OLYMPIA WA

RNT RENTON MUNI RENTON WA

MWC LAWRENCE J TIMMERMAN MILWAUKEE WI

OSH WITTMAN RGNL OSHKOSH WI

HLG WHEELING OHIO CO WHEELING WV

Contract Towers Dues To Close on May 5

DHN DOTHAN RGNL DOTHAN AL

TCL TUSCALOOSA RGNL TUSCALOOSA AL

TXK TEXARKANA RGNL-WEBB FIELD TEXARKANA AR

IFP LAUGHLIN/BULLHEAD INTL BULLHEAD CITY AZ

OXR OXNARD OXNARD CA

SAC SACRAMENTO EXECUTIVE SACRAMENTO CA

SDM BROWN FIELD MUNI SAN DIEGO CA

VCV SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOGISTICS VICTORVILLE CA

BDR IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL BRIDGEPORT CT

DXR DANBURY MUNI DANBURY CT

HFD HARTFORD-BRAINARD HARTFORD CT

HVN TWEED-NEW HAVEN NEW HAVEN CT

OXC WATERBURY-OXFORD OXFORD CT

APF NAPLES MUNI NAPLES FL

BCT BOCA RATON BOCA RATON FL

SGJ NORTHEAST FLORIDA RGNL ST AUGUSTINE FL

SUA WITHAM FIELD STUART FL

ABY SOUTHWEST GEORGIA RGNL ALBANY GA

LZU GWINNETT COUNTY - BRISCOE FIELD LAWRENCEVILLE GA

RYY COBB COUNTY- MCCOLLUM FIELD ATLANTA GA

IDA IDAHO FALLS RGNL IDAHO FALLS ID

LWS LEWISTON-NEZ PERCE COUNTY LEWISTON ID

PIH POCATELLO RGNL POCATELLO ID

SUN FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL HAILEY ID

BMI CENTRAL IL RGNL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON NORMAL IL

DEC DECATUR DECATUR IL

MURPHYSBORO IL

UGN WAUKEGAN RGNL CHICAGO/ WAUKEGAN IL

HUT HUTCHINSON MUNI HUTCHINSON KS

MHK MANHATTAN RGNL MANHATTAN KS

OWB OWENSBORO-DAVIESS COUNTY OWENSBORO KY

PAH BARKLEY RGNL PADUCAH KY

EWB NEW BEDFORD RGNL NEW BEDFORD MA

OWD NORWOOD MEMORIAL NORWOOD MA

HGR HAGERSTOWN RGNL- RICHARD A HENSON FLD HAGERSTOWN MD

SBY SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY WICOMICO RGNL SALISBURY MD

DET COLEMAN A. YOUNG MUNI DETROIT MI

SAW SAWYER INTL MARQUETTE MI

ANE ANOKA COUNTY-BLAINE ARPT(JANES FIELD) MINNEAPOLIS MN

BBG BRANSON BRANSON MO

COU COLUMBIA RGNL COLUMBIA MO

HKS HAWKINS FIELD JACKSON MS

OLV OLIVE BRANCH OLIVE BRANCH MS

TUP TUPELO RGNL TUPELO MS

GPI GLACIER PARK INTL KALISPELL MT

EWN COASTAL CAROLINA REGIONAL NEW BERN NC

INT SMITH REYNOLDS WINSTON SALEM NC

JQF CONCORD RGNL CONCORD NC

TTN TRENTON MERCER TRENTON NJ

SAF SANTA FE MUNI SANTA FE NM

ITH ITHACA TOMPKINS RGNL ITHACA NY

CGF CUYAHOGA COUNTY CLEVELAND OH

OSU OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLUMBUS OH

LAW LAWTON-FORT SILL RGNL LAWTON OK

PWA WILEY POST OKLAHOMA CITY OK

OTH SOUTHWEST OREGON RGNL NORTH BEND OR

PDT EASTERN OREGON RGNL AT PENDLETON PENDLETON OR

LBE ARNOLD PALMER RGNL LATROBE PA

LNS LANCASTER LANCASTER PA

CRE GRAND STRAND NORTH MYRTLE BEACH SC

GYH DONALDSON CENTER GREENVILLE SC

HXD HILTON HEAD HILTON HEAD ISLAND SC

MKL MC KELLAR-SIPES RGNL JACKSON TN

BRO BROWNSVILLE/ SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INTL BROWNSVILLE TX

CLL EASTERWOOD FIELD COLLEGE STATION TX

SGR SUGAR LAND RGNL HOUSTON TX

TYR TYLER POUNDS RGNL TYLER TX

OGD OGDEN-HINCKLEY OGDEN UT

PVU PROVO MUNI PROVO UT

LYH LYNCHBURG RGNL/ PRESTON GLENN FLD LYNCHBURG VA

SFF FELTS FIELD SPOKANE WA

YKM YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL/ MCALLISTER FIELD YAKIMA WA

CWA CENTRAL WISCONSIN MOSINEE WI

EAU CHIPPEWA VALLEY RGNL EAU CLAIRE WI

ENW KENOSHA RGNL KENOSHA WI

JVL SOUTHERN WISCONSIN RGNL JANESVILLE WI

LSE LA CROSSE MUNI LA CROSSE WI

UES WAUKESHA COUNTY WAUKESHA WI

LWB GREENBRIER VALLEY LEWISBURG WV

PKB MID-OHIO VALLEY RGNL PARKERSBURG WV