Monthly Archives: April 2012

Landfills and Transfer Stations Often Sited Near Airports, Contrary to FAA Guidance

In recent months, the City of New York’s ill-advised construction of a waste transfer station 2,000 feet from the end of one of the busiest runways in the world (Runway 31 at LaGuardia Airport) has received much attention.  However, the … Continue reading

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California State Tort Law Is Not Pre-Empted By Federal Aviation Regulations, U.S. District Court in California Holds

For the third time in just over a month, a court has ruled on whether state law is pre-empted by federal law concerning aviation.  This time, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California held in two separate … Continue reading

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New York State Tort Claims Pre-Empted By Airline Deregulation Act, U.S. District Court In New York Concludes

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in Moffit v. JetBlue Airways Corp. that the Federal Aviation Act, as amended by Airline Deregulation Act, pre-empted the plaintiffs’ state tort claims for being stranded on an airplane for … Continue reading

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Airports And FAA Still Ignore Surrounding Communities’ Concern About Exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants

The Air Quality Study at and around Los Angeles International Airport recently began its final phase.  Since the LAX Air Quality Study began back in 1999, there has been growing concern about the role of air toxics or hazardous air … Continue reading

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German Court’s Upholding Curfew at Frankfurt Airport Underscores Growing Concern With Aviation’s Impact On Surrounding Communities

In a decision that is only a few lines long, a German court upheld a ban on night flights at Frankfurt airport in a devastating blow to Lufthansa and Fraport, which operates the airport.  The federal state of Hesse, which … Continue reading

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