Court upholds Van Nuys non-addition rule

October 8, 2007, 6:20 AM

A U.S. District judge has ruled in favor of a Los Angeles city ordinance restricting access by Stage 2 jets to Van Nuys (Calif.) Airport (VNY). The so-called “non-addition rule” prohibits most Stage 2 aircraft that were not based at Van Nuys during calendar year 1999 from being based, parked or hangared there for more than 30 days in any succeeding year. Eight plaintiffs wanted the rule declared unconstitutional, but the judge ruled against them. The Van Nuys decision is a setback following a blow to the cause of airport access delivered in August by a U.S. district judge in Florida who dismissed a lawsuit challenging a similar ban on Stage 2 jets at Naples Municipal Airport.

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