RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The Federal Aviation Administration has determined to drop its earlier proposal and maintain the air site visitors management tower at Richmond Airport totally open and operational 24/7.

That comes after Oct. 1, FAA proposal to shut the management tower from midnight to five a.m.

US Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine wrote a joint letter to the FAA in November disagreed with the proposal, stating, “The want to keep up safety requires the management tower to be operational 24/7.”

Proposal to cut back the opening hours of the air site visitors management tower at Richmond Airport

“We are happy that the FAA has heard suggestions from passenger airways, freight carriers, mounted base operators, air site visitors controllers and different stakeholders who’ve all opposed the plan to shut the air site visitors management tower at night time,” stated Sens. Warner and Kaine.

“A busy business airport like Richmond International wants a management tower that operates 24 hours a day, seven days every week.”

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