FAA reviewing proposed Abilene air traffic control changes

POSTED: 6:46 PM Feb 19 2013   UPDATED: 8:18 AM Feb 20 2013
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ABILENE, Texas -

The Federal Aviation Administration is going to review its proposal to move some Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities from Abilene Regional Airport.

For more than a year, the FAA has been planning to move approach air traffic controller operations out of Abilene to DFW.  The move would also mean the loss of a couple jobs.

U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, said the FAA has informed him that they will conduct a more methodical review of the proposal. As a result, the proposed move may be on hold for now.