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              A plane heads to the runway at the Cuyahoga County Airport Friday, March 22, 2013, in Highland Heights, Ohio. The Federal Aviation Administration target list of towers to close includes

    A plane heads to the runway at the Cuyahoga County Airport Friday, March 22, 2013, in Highland Heights, Ohio. The Federal Aviation Administration target list of towers to close includes

    Posted: 3/22/2013 6:13:27 PM EST
    A plane heads to the runway at the Cuyahoga County Airport Friday, March 22, 2013, in Highland Heights, Ohio. The Federal Aviation Administration target list of towers to close includes the Ohio State University and Bolton airports in Columbus and the Cuyahoga County Airport in suburban Cleveland. In all, the FAA says 149 towers run under contract for the agency will close beginning April 7 under mandated spending cuts. AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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              The control tower at Coleman A. Young International Airport is shown in Detroit, Friday, March 8, 2013. Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 that could close nationw

    The control tower at Coleman A. Young International Airport is shown in Detroit, Friday, March 8, 2013. Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 that could close nationw

    Posted: 3/10/2013 7:18:17 PM EST
    The control tower at Coleman A. Young International Airport is shown in Detroit, Friday, March 8, 2013. Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 that could close nationwide, and two other airports could eliminate overnight shifts in early April 2013 as the Federal Aviation Administration prepares to shut off funding for those services. The shutdowns are the result of the FAA's move to reduce spending by $600 million under automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. The FAA cuts affect mostly small- and medium-sized airports, though officials predict flights to major cities could have delays. Michigan airports on the list are Ann Arbor, W.K. Kellogg in Battle Creek, Coleman A. Young in Detroit, Jackson County-Reynolds Field in Jackson, Muskegon County in Muskegon and Sawyer International in Marquette County's Sands Township.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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              The control tower at Coleman A. Young International Airport is shown in Detroit, Friday, March 8, 2013. Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 that could close nationw

    The control tower at Coleman A. Young International Airport is shown in Detroit, Friday, March 8, 2013. Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 that could close nationw

    Posted: 3/10/2013 7:18:17 PM EST
    The control tower at Coleman A. Young International Airport is shown in Detroit, Friday, March 8, 2013. Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 that could close nationwide, and two other airports could eliminate overnight shifts in early April 2013 as the Federal Aviation Administration prepares to shut off funding for those services. The shutdowns are the result of the FAA's move to reduce spending by $600 million under automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. The FAA cuts affect mostly small- and medium-sized airports, though officials predict flights to major cities could have delays. Michigan airports on the list are Ann Arbor, W.K. Kellogg in Battle Creek, Coleman A. Young in Detroit, Jackson County-Reynolds Field in Jackson, Muskegon County in Muskegon and Sawyer International in Marquette County's Sands Township. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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              The control tower at Coleman A. Young International Airport is shown in Detroit, Friday, March 8, 2013. Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 that could close nationw

    The control tower at Coleman A. Young International Airport is shown in Detroit, Friday, March 8, 2013. Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 that could close nationw

    Posted: 3/10/2013 7:18:17 PM EST
    The control tower at Coleman A. Young International Airport is shown in Detroit, Friday, March 8, 2013. Six air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 238 that could close nationwide, and two other airports could eliminate overnight shifts in early April 2013 as the Federal Aviation Administration prepares to shut off funding for those services. The shutdowns are the result of the FAA's move to reduce spending by $600 million under automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. The FAA cuts affect mostly small- and medium-sized airports, though officials predict flights to major cities could have delays. Michigan airports on the list are Ann Arbor, W.K. Kellogg in Battle Creek, Coleman A. Young in Detroit, Jackson County-Reynolds Field in Jackson, Muskegon County in Muskegon and Sawyer International in Marquette County's Sands Township.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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              Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, before the House subcommittee on Aviation Hearing: Implem

    Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, before the House subcommittee on Aviation Hearing: Implem

    Posted: 2/27/2013 1:48:18 PM EST
    Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, before the House subcommittee on Aviation Hearing: Implementation of the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act: One Year Later. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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              Investigators with the FAA look over the wreckage of a medical helicopter which crashed Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in front of the Saint Ann Retirement Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Two peo

    Investigators with the FAA look over the wreckage of a medical helicopter which crashed Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in front of the Saint Ann Retirement Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Two peo

    Posted: 2/22/2013 11:58:29 AM EST
    Investigators with the FAA look over the wreckage of a medical helicopter which crashed Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in front of the Saint Ann Retirement Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Two people were killed in the crash and a third person was injured. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman,Paul Hellstern) LOCAL TV OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUT
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              Investigators with the FAA look over the wreckage of a medical helicopter which crashed Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in front of the Saint Ann Retirement Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Two peo

    Investigators with the FAA look over the wreckage of a medical helicopter which crashed Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in front of the Saint Ann Retirement Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Two peo

    Posted: 2/22/2013 11:23:29 AM EST
    Investigators with the FAA look over the wreckage of a medical helicopter which crashed Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in front of the Saint Ann Retirement Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Two people were killed in the crash and a third person was injured. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman,Paul Hellstern) LOCAL TV OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUT
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              This September 2011 photo provided by Vanguard Defense Industries, shows a ShadowHawk drone with Montgomery County, Texas, SWAT team members. In a major step toward opening U.S. skies t

    This September 2011 photo provided by Vanguard Defense Industries, shows a ShadowHawk drone with Montgomery County, Texas, SWAT team members. In a major step toward opening U.S. skies t

    Posted: 2/14/2013 6:18:34 PM EST
    This September 2011 photo provided by Vanguard Defense Industries, shows a ShadowHawk drone with Montgomery County, Texas, SWAT team members. In a major step toward opening U.S. skies to thousands of unmanned drones, federal officials Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, solicited proposals to create six drone test sites around the country. The FAA has granted several hundred permits to universities, police departments and other government agencies to use small, low-flying drones. For example, the sheriff’s department in Montgomery County, Texas, has a 50-pound ShadowHawk helicopter drone intended to supplement its SWAT team. (AP Photo/Lance Bertolino, Vanguard Defense Industries)
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              Passengers ticketed to depart on Polish Airlines flight 004 to Warsaw, a Boeing 787, at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport international are rebooked on another airline after the fl

    Passengers ticketed to depart on Polish Airlines flight 004 to Warsaw, a Boeing 787, at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport international are rebooked on another airline after the fl

    Posted: 1/17/2013 8:53:23 AM EST
    Passengers ticketed to depart on Polish Airlines flight 004 to Warsaw, a Boeing 787, at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport international are rebooked on another airline after the flight was canceled Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. The FAA grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes pending safety checks of the planes lithium batteries. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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              Polish Airlines Captain Stanislaw Radzio talks about the flight of LOT flight 003 from Warsaw, a Boeing 787, after their arrival at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Wednesday, Jan

    Polish Airlines Captain Stanislaw Radzio talks about the flight of LOT flight 003 from Warsaw, a Boeing 787, after their arrival at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Wednesday, Jan

    Posted: 1/17/2013 3:13:23 AM EST
    Polish Airlines Captain Stanislaw Radzio talks about the flight of LOT flight 003 from Warsaw, a Boeing 787, after their arrival at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. The FAA grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes pending safety checks of the planes lithium batteries and passengers ticketed on the return flight to Warsaw were rebooked on other airlines. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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              Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner, center, flanked by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left and Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) Michael Huerta, speaks during a n

    Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner, center, flanked by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left and Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) Michael Huerta, speaks during a n

    Posted: 1/11/2013 12:13:39 PM EST
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner, center, flanked by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left and Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) Michael Huerta, speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, to discuss a comprehensive review of Boeing 787 critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembly. The FAA on Friday launched a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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              Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner, center, listens during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, to discuss a comprehens

    Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner, center, listens during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, to discuss a comprehens

    Posted: 1/11/2013 12:13:39 PM EST
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner, center, listens during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, to discuss a comprehensive review of Boeing 787 critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembl. Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood is at left, and Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) Michael Huerta is at right. The FAA on Friday launched a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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              J.J. Johnston, FAA liasion and coordinator of all the Space Shuttle homecoming flights, waves the U.S. flag from the cockpit as the Space Shuttle Endeavour taxis to an airline maintenan

    J.J. Johnston, FAA liasion and coordinator of all the Space Shuttle homecoming flights, waves the U.S. flag from the cockpit as the Space Shuttle Endeavour taxis to an airline maintenan

    Posted: 9/21/2012 7:08:43 PM EST
    J.J. Johnston, FAA liasion and coordinator of all the Space Shuttle homecoming flights, waves the U.S. flag from the cockpit as the Space Shuttle Endeavour taxis to an airline maintenance hangar aboard a NASA Boeing 747, at the conclusion of its last flight at Los Angeles International Airport Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. In a few weeks Endeavour will be towed through city streets to its new home at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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    Posted: 6/15/2012 4:55:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2010 file photo, Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, left. and Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes, take in the view aboard the U.S. Coast Guard's Ida Lewis buoy tender while on an information gathering tour of Nantucket Sound regarding the viability of the Cape Wind power project. Behind them is a 190-foot meteorological tower, part of the potential Cape Wind site. Federal Aviation Administration officials felt political pressure to approve the planned wind farm, and did so amid internal disagreements over how to ensure the wind turbines wouldn?t interfere with local radar and compromise airplane safety, according to FAA documents obtained by the project?s opponents. (AP Photo/Julia Cumes, File)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 4:35:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 11, 2011 file photo FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt talks to reporters in Burien, Wash. A judge on Thursday tossed out drunken driving charges against the former head of the Federal Aviation Administration after seeing video of the traffic stop and ruling that the officer had no legitimate reason to stop the driver. Randy Babbitt, 65, resigned his post in December after news of his arrest became public. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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    Posted: 12/21/2011 2:15:49 PM EST
    A firefighter walks along the northbound lanes of Interstate 287 looking for pieces of a small plane that crashed Tuesday morning, Dec. 20, 2011 on Interstate 287 in Harding, N.J. Two New York City investment bankers are among the five dead in the small plane crash, which left debris on the highway and local streets, forcing the police to close the highway to conduct their investigation. The FAA says the plane departed Teterboro Airport for DeKalb Peachtree Airport near Atlanta Tuesday when there was a garbled transmission and it disappeared from the radar. (AP Photo/Joe Epstein)
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    Posted: 12/21/2011 2:15:49 PM EST
    A piece of a small plane that crashed Tuesday morning can be seen on James Street near Interstate 287, Tuesday Dec. 20, 2011 in Harding Township, N.J. Two New York City investment bankers are among the five dead in the small plane crash, which left debris on the highway and local streets, forcing the police to close the highway to conduct their investigation. The FAA says the plane departed Teterboro Airport for DeKalb Peachtree Airport near Atlanta Tuesday when there was a garbled transmission and it disappeared from the radar. (AP Photo/Joe Epstein)
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    Posted: 12/6/2011 12:20:47 PM EST
    This handout provided by Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff's Office shows FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Babbitt was placed on a leave of absence Monday and U.S. officials said his employment is under review following his arrest for drunken driving in suburban Northern Virginia. (AP Photo/Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff's Office)
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    Posted: 12/5/2011 9:55:48 PM EST
    This handout provided by Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff's Office shows FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Babbitt was placed on a leave of absence Monday and U.S. officials said his employment is under review following his arrest for drunken driving in suburban Northern Virginia. (AP Photo/Fairfax County, Va. Sheriff's Office)
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    Posted: 9/14/2011 3:15:48 PM EST
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, speak in front of the under construction Oakland air traffic control tower near the Oakland Airport in Oakland, Calif.,Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. At far right is Oakland mayor Jean Quan. The House on Tuesday approved a stopgap bill intended to avoid a shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs, with Senate action expected later this week. The bill, which passed by a voice vote, temporarily extends operating authority for the Federal Aviation Administration through the end of January and federal highway and transit programs through the end of March. Senate and House leaders reached an agreement last week to temporarily extend both programs, signaling they had no appetite for the kind of partisan standoff that forced the FAA to partially shut down for two weeks this summer. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)


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