FAA gets rid of Donald Trump navigation codes

By Alexandra Herrera  |  July 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday it will remove Donald Trump-related navigation codes from Palm Beach International Airport.

The FAA is the latest to cut ties with the New York business man after the anti-immigration comments he made during his presidential announcement last month.

The New York Daily News reports the FAA and Palm Beach International will drop DONLD, TRMMP and UFIRD. The three codes were added in 2010 by an air traffic controller who was a fan of The Apprentice.

The navigation points, which are used by pilots, were deemed too controversial.

NBC 5 in Palm Beach reports the FAA and Palm Beach International made the decision to cut ties due to the controversy, similar to Macy's, NBC, Serta and the PGA.

The FAA names coordinate points near airports after what it calls "non-controversial" people. Trump's daughter, Ivanka, has a point named for her at Orlando International Airport, IVNKA ONE. There is no word on whether it will remain a point.

New names for the points have yet to be announced.

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