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FAA cuts could cause flight delays, less oversight

New England travelers may face flight disruptions, and there could be less oversight of planes, if massive federal budget cuts start happening Friday as expected.

In anticipation of funding reductions, the Federal Aviation Administration is preparing to reduce expenditures by $600 million, from early April through the end of September, by furloughing air traffic controllers, closing more than 100 air traffic control facilities around the country, and eliminating midnight shifts at more than 60 locations.

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