Salisbury Airport Does Not Feel Unsafe Despite FAA Furloughs - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Salisbury Airport Does Not Feel Unsafe Despite FAA Furloughs

Posted: Updated:

SALISBURY, Md. - Despite some of the Federal Aviation Administration's inspectors taking forced time off for the government shutdown, officials with the Wicomico Regional Airport say there is not a safety concern.

Airport officials say air traffic control services are considered a "life safety issue," so they are currently exempt from the government shutdown, and the Wicomico Regional Airport's traffic control tower is still operating. However, the airport is unsure of what may happen if the shutdown continues.

As of October 7th, 800 furloughed employees, including some safety inspectors, are being asked to return to work at the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Spring Gas Giveaway

    Spring Gas Giveaway

    Let WMDT fill up your tank! It's time for our Spring Gas Giveaway! More >>
    Enter for your chance to win a $100 Exxon/Mobil Gas Card!More >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.