FAA Decision Could Affect Midland International Airport

MIDLAND - Some jobs at the Midland International Airport might be flying away.

Airport officials tell NewsWest 9 the Federal Aviation Administration is putting together a committee to figure out what to do with air traffic controllers.

Right now, Midland has an air traffic control radar to handle traffic here as well as for the San Angelo airport. The FAA has consolidated control in nine different regional hubs.

Midland airport officials say the FAA could decide to turn Midland into a hub, which would add air traffic control jobs, keep things as is, or send the radar to a different hub, which would take jobs out of the Permian Basin.

Airport officials say they're just preparing for whatever decision the FAA makes.