The control tower close actually makes a ton of sense, as many are not likely worth the cost (staffing a control tower 24x7 has to cost $500k to $1M in salary alone), yet has only a marginal down tick is real safety (if you chose the right ones).... yet, it has a ton of political benefit as it sounds unsafe and therefore outrageous.
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The mission of the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program is derived from Public Law 95-507 and Section 184.108.40.206 of the FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS), Small Business Program, which states "The FAA shall implement and aggressively strive to provide small businesses and small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, attainable and reasonable opportunities to participate as prime and subcontractors for products and services procured by the FAA." This commitment is supported by vigorous outreach efforts, senior management accountability, and the monitoring of goal accomplishments at all levels in the agency.
Office of Small Business Development - Small Business Program Overview
Did you need to see some more Pencil Pushers and any other marketing done by the FAA.
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