The city of Tyler learned last week that the Tyler airport's control tower is one of 238 small to medium-sized airports on the potential chopping block.
In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, Davis Dickson, the Tyler Pounds airport manager, wrote that closing the control tower in Tyler could potentially jeopardize safety and security at the airport. He said it could also mean the loss of jobs across the region.
The FAA says the guiding principle in the implementation of the cuts is to minimize the impact to the greatest number of passengers.
Several other Texas airports, including the East Texas Regional Airport in Longview, are also on the FAA's potential closure list.
The FAA is expected to tell airports which control towers it will close early next week.
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