The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has submitted a motion to serve as a friend of the court in the City of Santa Monica’s appeal to uphold its ordinance banning Category C and D jet traffic from Santa Monica Airport. Last year, the city tried to enact the ordinance, but the FAA issued a cease-and-desist order that was later backed by a temporary restraining order from the U.S. District Court.
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On Friday, the FAA rejected the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s application for a nighttime noise curfew. The airport spent more than $7 million applying for permission to restrict nighttime operations under FAR Part 161, submitting a completed application on May 29.
While other aviation maintenance companies have been struggling, Mather Aviation has been able to expand, Victor Cushing, owner and president, told AIN.
The FAA issued a 57-page opinion early last month affirming its decision that the City of Santa Monica, Calif., does not have the ability to prevent certain types of large business jets from operating at Santa Monica Airport.
The application by the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) to establish a nighttime noise curfew for Stage 3 aircraft at Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Southern California is complete, the FAA said. This means that the clock has started ticking on the agency’s 180-day review period and that the FAA will approve or deny the proposed mandatory noise curfew on or before November 1.
The FAA has acknowledged that the application by the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) to establish a nighttime noise curfew for Stage 3 aircraft at Bob Hope Airport in Southern California is complete.
Los Angeles Worlds Airports (LAWA) first proposed phasing out jets that meet Stage 2 noise restrictions at Van Nuys Airport in 1990. According to NBAA, new efforts by LAWA to implement that phase-out must be subject to FAA review or approval because too much time has passed since the proposal was originally floated in 1990.
The planned closure of Rialto Municipal Airport, also known as Art Scholl Memorial Field, in southern California sometime next year means even fewer places for aircraft owners to base their airplanes and yet another community without the benefits of a vibrant airport. Plans call for Lewis-Hillwood Rialto to build a mixed-use housing and office development on the airport’s 453 acres.
The City of Santa Monica’s longstanding effort to ban Category C and D aircraft from operating into Santa Monica Airport was again blocked last month, this time by an FAA hearing officer who ruled on the FAA Part 16 dispute between the city and the FAA.
On Friday, the City of Santa Monica’s longstanding effort to ban category C and D aircraft from operating into Santa Monica Airport was again blocked, this time by an FAA hearing officer who ruled on the FAA Part 16 dispute between the city and the FAA.