Author Archives: Steven M. Taber

Judge Dismisses the City of Santa Monica’s Action Regarding the Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

Judge John F. Walter of the Central District of California granted the Federal Aviation Administration’s Motion to Dismiss the City of Santa Monica’s lawsuit regarding whether the City had to continue to operate the airport as an airport.  (Download a … Continue reading

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Aviation/Airport Stories We Are Following for the Week of September 9 – 13, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013 Sequester and Budget Cuts Loom Over Aviation. With the end of the fiscal year approaching (Sept 30), and no new budget for DOT in sight stories are beginning to appear concerning the effects of the sequester … Continue reading

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Aviation/Airport Stories We Are Following for the Week of August 19 – 23, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013. More Fallout and Analysis of the AMR/US Airways Merger Antitrust Lawsuit. First the fallout: Teamsters, seeking to organize employees of American Airlines drop their effort blaming the lawsuit.  http://bit.ly/16CDUZU At the same time US Airways CEO … Continue reading

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AMR/US Airways Antitrust Lawsuit Continues To Dominate Aviation Headlines

Top stories in Aviation and Airport News for August 15, 2013. AMR/US Airways Antitrust Suit Continues to be Aviation’s Top Story Everybody has an opinion as to what happened and why the DOJ filed its antitrust lawsuit and what it … Continue reading

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RTCA’s Paper on “CatEx 2” for NextGen Implementation is Legally Indefensible

Last year, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA) http://1.usa.gov/13T4RGi was passed. Included in that law was a provision that provided that: Any navigation performance or other performance based navigation procedure developed, certified, published, or implemented that, in the … Continue reading

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Aviation Stories We Have Been Following This Past Week

Here are some of the news stories we have been following this past week, July 22 – 26, 2013.  Most these were posted on Taber Law Group, P.C.’s Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter account.  Please follow us on one or … Continue reading

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FAA Can Require Helicopters to Fly the North Route Along Long Island, D.C. Circuit Holds

On Friday, July 12, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the Federal Aviation Administration could require that helicopters use a route one mile off the north shore of Long Island for the purpose of … Continue reading

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Summary of Articles Posted on Asiana Flight 214 Crash

Here’s a summation of articles posted about the Asiana Flight 214 crash as of Monday, July 8, 2013. Regarding the pilot and aircraft: 1.            The pilot of the jet was in 777 training – had only 43 hours in the … Continue reading

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NTSB Says FAA Needs Safeguards to Prevent Mid-Air Collisions; Top Aviation Stories for July 2, 2013

FAA Needs to Add Adequate Safeguards To Maintain Space between Planes, NTSB Says In a recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board has asked the FAA to modify its air traffic control procedures to avoid mid-air … Continue reading

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Air Traffic Controller Furloughs Again on October 1, 2013? Top Stories for June 28, 2013

Top stories in aviation for Friday, June 28, 2013: Are you ready for round two of sequester related delays?  Round Two air traffic control towers furloughs seemed to be headed our way on October 1, 2013, unless Congress can find … Continue reading

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