The plan to build a new control tower at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is one of the projects affected by the FAA shutdown.
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July 25, 2011 The failure of the Senate and House to agree on a bill re-authorizing the FAA to collect certain taxes has meant an end to construction of infrastructure at airports across the country.
April 14, 2011 Hank Krakowski's decision follows a string of incidents involving controllers who were asleep on the job as planes came in for late-night landings at major airports.
July 30, 2010 FAA downgraded Mexico's aviation system because of deficiencies with that nation's air regulators.
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