The control tower at Nashua Municipal Airport is among those to be phased out next month in a federal cost-cutting effort
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - The control tower at New Hampshire’s Nashua Municipal Airport is among 149 slated to be phased out next month in a federal cost-cutting effort.
The airport - also known as Boire Field - is utilized by corporations, the military and recreational pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday it is among the airports that will lose its air traffic controllers.
Ronald Willey, maintenance supervisor at the airport, said confirmation of the closing was “kind of like we got shot in the heart.”
Willey says seven air traffic controllers work at the airport full-time.
Willey says more than 55,000 planes flew in and out of the airport last year. The airport just completed a $26 million renovation project.