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Government shutdown would mean fewer controllers, potential flight disruptions for air travel

Chaos in the house sets the country on a collision course with just days to go before the government shuts down
A government shutdown would worsen the FAA’s ongoing air traffic control shortage — eventually resulting in potential travel disruptions.
Approximately 1,000 air traffic controllers would be furloughed next week if Congress can’t reach a deal, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday.
The shutdown also would force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to close its ATC training facility in Oklahoma, he said. It would also take some trainee controllers working at airport towers off the job. More than 13,000 certified controllers would continue to work without pay.

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