The ATC Sequester Threat of Early 2013 (…aimed at 428 facilities, and resolved in late April)

The table on this page lists 428 different ATC facilities that were identified by NATCA and/or FAA in various media events leading up to the brief sequester furloughs of April 2013. These lists were compiled from the following:

  1. In December 2012, NATCA released “Sequestration: The Effects on Aviation and Everyday Travel”. The final six pages of this 12-page paper are a list of 233 ATC facilities throughout the country, everything from sleepy small towers to medium-sized approach controls. It appears that all of these facilities are staffed with FAA controllers, under the NATCA collective bargaining agreement.
  2. On February 22, 2013, FAA Administrator Huerta and DoT Secretary LaHood issued a letter addressed to “Dear Aviation Colleagues,” including Airlines for America (A4A), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Regional Airline Association (RAA), American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Airports Council International – North America, and the Department of Defense (DoD). The letter was supported by two lists. One list showed 238 towers being considered for closure; the other list showed (72) 24-hour ATC facilities being considered for night-time closures. Most of the 238 towers were part of the Contract tower program, in which ATC services are provided at roughly one third of the cost of FAA-staffed comparable facilities. Most of the overnight facilities handle almost no traffic during the wee hours of the overnight shift. The list included the TRACON at Knoxville, made famous in spring 2011 when a controller was caught sleeping through most of his shift!
  3. On March 22, 2013, FAA issued a lengthy News Release with links to PDF copies of lists with their final decisions. One list identified sets of closure dates for 149 contract towers (highlighted in goldenrod: ). Another list identified 24 towers (mostly contract, plus a few military towers funded by FAA) to remain open (highlighted in green: ).
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
AK
Anchorage
ANC
AK
Anchorage
MRI
AK
Anchorage (TRACON)
A11
AK
Fairbanks
FAI
AK
Juneau
JNU
AL
Birmingham
BHM
AL
Dothan
DHN
AL
Huntsville
HSV
AL
Mobile
BFM
AL
Mobile
MOB
AL
Montgomery
MGM
AL
Tuscaloosa
TCL
AR
Fayetteville
FYV
AR
Fort Smith
FSM
AR
Little Rock
LIT
AR
Rogers
ROG
AR
Springdale
ASG
AR
Texarkana
TXK
AZ
Bullhead City
IFP
AZ
Glendale
GEU
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
AZ
Goodyear
GYR
AZ
Mesa
FFZ
AZ
Phoenix
DVT
AZ
Prescott
PRC
AZ
Scottsdale
SDL
AZ
Tucson
RYN
AZ
Tucson
TUS
AZ
Tucson (TRACON)
U90
AZ
Tusayan
GCN
CA
Atwater
MER
CA
Bakersfield
BFL
CA
Burbank
BUR
CA
Camarillo
CMA
CA
Carlsbad
CRQ
CA
Chino
CNO
CA
Concord
CCR
CA
El Cajon
SEE
CA
El Monte
EMT
CA
Fresno
FAT
CA
Fullerton
FUL
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
CA
Hawthorne
HHR
CA
Hayward
HWD
CA
La Verne
POC
CA
Lancaster
WJF
CA
Livermore
LVK
CA
Long Beach
LGB
CA
Los Angeles
WHP
CA
Monterey
MRY
CA
Napa
APC
CA
Oakland
OAK
CA
Ontario
ONT
CA
Oxnard
OXR
CA
Palm Springs
PSP
CA
Palmdale
PMD
CA
Palmdale (TRACON)
E10
CA
Palo Alto
PAO
CA
Ramona
RNM
CA
Riverside
RAL
CA
Sacramento
SAC
CA
Sacramento
SMF
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
CA
Salinas
SNS
CA
San Carlos
SQL
CA
San Diego
MYF
CA
San Diego
SAN
CA
San Diego
SDM
CA
San Jose
RHV
CA
San Jose
SJC
CA
Santa Ana
SNA
CA
Santa Barbara
SBA
CA
Santa Monica
SMO
CA
Santa Rosa
STS
CA
Stockton
SCK
CA
Torrance
TOA
CA
Van Nuys
VNY
CA
Victorville
VCV
CO
Aspen
ASE
CO
Colorado Springs
COS
CO
Denver
APA
CO
Denver
BJC
CO
Denver
FTG
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
CO
Pueblo
PUB
CT
Bridgeport
BDR
CT
Danbury
DXR
CT
Groton (New London)
GON
CT
Hartford
HFD
CT
New Haven
HVN
CT
Oxford
OXC
CT
Windsor Locks
BDL
CT
Windsor Locks (TRACON)
Y90
DE
Wilmington
ILG
FL
Boca Raton
BCT
FL
Daytona Beach
DAB
FL
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
FL
Fort Lauderdale
FXE
FL
Fort Meyers
RSW
FL
Fort Myers
FMY
FL
Fort Pierce
FPR
FL
Hollywood
HWO
FL
Jacksonville
CRG
FL
Jacksonville
JAX
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
FL
Jacksonville
VQQ
FL
Kissimmee
ISM
FL
Lakeland
LAL
FL
Leesburg
LEE
FL
Miami
OPF
FL
Miami
TMB
FL
Naples
APF
FL
New Smyrna Beach
EVB
FL
Ocala
OCF
FL
Orlando
ORL
FL
Ormond Beach
OMN
FL
Pensacola
PNS
FL
Pensacola (TRACON)
P31
FL
Punta Gorda
PGD
FL
Sanford
SFB
FL
Sarasota
SRQ
FL
St. Augustine
SGJ
FL
St. Petersburg
SPG
FL
St. Petersburg – Clearwater
PIE
FL
Stuart
SUA
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
FL
Tallahassee
TLH
FL
Titusville
TIX
FL
Vero Beach
VRB
FL
West Palm Beach
PBI
GA
Albany
ABY
GA
Athens
AHN
GA
Atlanta
FTY
GA
Atlanta
PDK
GA
Atlanta
RYY
GA
Augusta
AGS
GA
Columbus
CSG
GA
Lawrenceville
LZU
GA
Macon
MCN
GA
Savannah
SAV
GU
Guam (CENRAP)
ZUA
HI
Hilo
ITO
HI
Kahului
OGG
HI
Kapolei
JRF
IA
Cedar Rapids
CID
IA
Des Moines
DSM
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
IA
Dubuque
DBQ
IA
Sioux City
SUX
IA
Waterloo
ALO
ID
Boise
BOI
ID
Hailey
SUN
ID
Idaho Falls
IDA
ID
Lewiston
LWS
ID
Pocatello
PIH
ID
Twin Falls
TWF
IL
Alton/St. Louis
ALN
IL
Aurora
ARR
IL
Bloomington-Normal
BMI
IL
Cahokia
CPS
IL
Carbondale
MDH
IL
Chicago
MDW
IL
Decatur
DEC
IL
Marion
MWA
IL
Moline
MLI
IL
Peoria
PIA
IL
Rockford
RFD
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
IL
Savoy
CMI
IL
Springfield
SPI
IL
Waukegan
UGN
IL
West Chicago
DPA
IL
Wheeling
PWK
IN
Bloomington
BMG
IN
Columbus
BAK
IN
Evansville
EVV
IN
Fort Wayne
FWA
IN
Gary
GYY
IN
Indianapolis
IND
IN
Lafayette
LAF
IN
Muncie
MIE
IN
South Bend
SBN
IN
Terra Haute
HUF
KS
Garden City
GCK
KS
Hutchinson
HUT
KS
Manhattan
MHK
KS
Olathe
IXD
KS
Olathe
OJC
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
KS
Topeka
FOE
KS
Topeka
TOP
KS
Wichita
ICT
KY
Lexington
LEX
KY
Louisville
LOU
KY
Louisville
SDF
KY
Owensboro
OWB
KY
Paducah
PAH
LA
Baton Rouge
BTR
LA
Lafayette
LFT
LA
Lake Charles
CWF
LA
Lake Charles
LCH
LA
Monroe
MLU
LA
New Orleans
NEW
LA
Shreveport
DTN
LA
Shreveport
SHV
MA
Bedford
BED
MA
Beverly
BVY
MA
Falmouth (TRACON)
K90
MA
Lawrence
LWM
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
MA
Nantucket
ACK
MA
New Bedford
EWB
MA
Norwood
OWD
MA
Westfield/Springfield
BAF
MA
Worcester
ORH
MD
Baltimore
MTN
MD
Camp Springs
ADW
MD
Easton
ESN
MD
Frederick
FDK
MD
Hagerstown
HGR
MD
Salisbury
SBY
ME
Bangor
BGR
ME
Portland
PWM
MI
Ann Arbor
ARB
MI
Battle Creek
BTL
MI
Belleville
YIP
MI
Detroit
DET
MI
Flint
FNT
MI
Grand Rapids
GRR
MI
Jackson
JXN
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
MI
Kalamazoo
AZO
MI
Lansing
LAN
MI
Marquette
SAW
MI
Muskegon
MKG
MI
Pontiac
PTK
MI
Saginaw
MBS
MI
Traverse City
TVC
MN
Crystal
MIC
MN
Duluth
DLH
MN
Eden Prairie
FCM
MN
Minneapolis
ANE
MN
Rochester
RST
MN
St. Cloud
STC
MN
St. Paul
STP
MO
Branson
BBG
MO
Columbia
COU
MO
Jefferson City
JEF
MO
Joplin
JLN
MO
Kansas City
MKC
MO
Springfield
SGF
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
MO
St. Joseph
STJ
MO
St. Louis
STL
MO
St. Louis
SUS
MS
Bay St. Louis
HSA
MS
Columbus
GTR
MS
Greenville
GLH
MS
Gulfport
GPT
MS
Jackson
JAN
MS
Jackson
HKS
MS
Meridian
MEI
MS
Meridian
NMM
MS
Olive Branch
OLV
MS
Tupelo
TUP
MT
Billings
BIL
MT
Great Falls
GTF
MT
Helena
HLN
MT
Kalispell
GPI
NC
Asheville
AVL
NC
Concord
JQF
NC
Fayetteville
FAY
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
NC
Greensboro
GSO
NC
Hickory
HKY
NC
Kinston
ISO
NC
New Bern
EWN
NC
Wilmington
ILM
NC
Winston Salem
INT
ND
Bismarck
BIS
ND
Fargo
FAR
ND
Grand Forks
GFK
NE
Grand Island
GRI
NE
Lincoln
LNK
NE
Omaha
OMA
NE
Omaha (TRACON)
R90
NH
Manchester
MHT
NH
Nashua
ASH
NJ
Atlantic City
ACY
NJ
Caldwell
CDW
NJ
Morristown
MMU
NJ
Teterboro
TEB
NJ
Trenton
TTN
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
NM
Albuquerque
ABQ
NM
Albuquerque
AEG
NM
Hobbs
HOB
NM
Roswell
ROW
NM
Santa Fe
SAF
NV
Las Vegas
VGT
NV
Reno
RNO
NY
Albany
ALB
NY
Binghamton
BGM
NY
Cheektowaga
BUF
NY
Elmira/Corning
ELM
NY
Farmngdale
FRG
NY
Ithaca
ITH
NY
Niagara Falls
IAG
NY
Rochester
ROC
NY
Rome
RME
NY
Ronkonkoma
ISP
NY
Syracuse
SYR
NY
Wappingers Falls
POU
NY
Westhampton Beach
FOK
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
NY
White Plains
HPN
OH
Akron
CAK
OH
Cleveland
CGF
OH
Columbus
CMH
OH
Columbus
OSU
OH
Columbus
TZR
OH
Dayton
DAY
OH
Mansfield
MFD
OH
Toledo
TOL
OH
Vienna
YNG
OK
Ardmore
ADM
OK
Enid
WDG
OK
Lawton
LAW
OK
Norman
OUN
OK
Oklahoma City
OKC
OK
Oklahoma City
PWA
OK
Stillwater
SWO
OK
Tulsa
RVS
OK
Tulsa
TUL
OR
Eugene
EUG
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
OR
Hillsboro
HIO
OR
Klamath Falls
LMT
OR
North Bend
OTH
OR
Pendleton
PDT
OR
Portland
PDX
OR
Salem
SLE
OR
Troutdale
TTD
PA
Allentown
ABE
PA
Avoca
AVP
PA
Erie
ERI
PA
Harrisburg
CXY
PA
Lancaster
LNS
PA
Latrobe
LBE
PA
Middletown
MDT
PA
Philadelphia
PNE
PA
Pittsburgh
AGC
PA
Reading
RDG
PA
Williamsport
IPT
PR
San Juan
SJU
RI
Providence
PVD
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
SC
Charleston
CHS
SC
Florence
FLO
SC
Greenville
GYH
SC
Greer
GSP
SC
Hilton Head Island
HXD
SC
Myrtle Beach
CRE
SC
Myrtle Beach
MYR
SC
West Columbia
CAE
SD
Sioux Falls
FSD
TN
Bristol
TRI
TN
Chattanooga
CHA
TN
Jackson
MKL
TN
Knoxville
TYS
TN
Millington
NQA
TN
Nashville
BNA
TN
Smyrna
MQY
TX
Abilene
ABI
TX
Addison
ADS
TX
Amarillo
AMA
TX
Arlington
GKY
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
TX
Austin
AUS
TX
Beaumont / Port Arthur
BPT
TX
Brownsville
BRO
TX
College Station
CLL
TX
Corpus Christi
CRP
TX
Dallas
DAL
TX
Dallas
RBD
TX
Dallas
TKI
TX
El Paso
ELP
TX
Fort Worth
AFW
TX
Fort Worth
FTW
TX
Fort Worth
FWS
TX
Georgetown
GTU
TX
Grand Prairie
GPM
TX
Houston
CXO
TX
Houston
DWH
TX
Houston
HOU
TX
Houston
SGR
TX
Longview
GGG
TX
Lubbock
LBB
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
TX
Midland
MAF
TX
New Braunfels
BAZ
TX
San Antonio
SSF
TX
San Marcos
HYI
TX
Tyler
TYR
TX
Victoria
VCT
TX
Waco
ACT
TX
Waco
CNW
UT
Ogden
OGD
UT
Provo
PVU
VA
Lynchburg
LYH
VA
Manassas
HEF
VA
Newport News
PHF
VA
Richmond
RIC
VA
Roanoke
ROA
VA
Virginia Beach
ORF
VI
St. Thomas
STT
VT
Burlington
BTV
WA
Everett
PAE
WA
Moses Lake
MWH
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)
WA
Olympia
OLM
WA
Pasco
PSC
WA
Renton
RNT
WA
Seattle
BFI
WA
Spokane
GEG
WA
Spokane
SFF
WA
Tacoma
TIW
WA
Walla Walla
ALW
WA
Yakima
YKM
WI
Eau Claire
EAU
WI
Green Bay
GRB
WI
Janesville
JVL
WI
Kenosha
ENW
WI
La Crosse
LSE
WI
Madison
MSN
WI
Milwaukee
MKE
WI
Milwaukie
MWC
WI
Mosinee
CWA
WI
Oshkosh
OSH
WI
Waukesha
UES
WV
Bridgeport
CKB
WV
Charleston
CRW
WV
Huntington
HTS
WV
Lewisburg
LWB
WV
Parkersburg
PKB
WV
Wheeling
HLG
WY
Casper
CPR
WY
Cheyenne
CYS
State
City
Airport Code
NATCA List
FAA List (close)
FAA List (End mids)