Monthly Archives: May 2012

FAA Issues Study Praising Impact of General Aviation Airports, But Leaves Out Whether They Serve the Public’s Interest

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a study called General Aviation Airports: A National Asset, an 18-month study meant “to capture the many diverse functions of general aviation (GA) airports.”  The study claims to “highlight[] the pivotal role GA airports … Continue reading

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Special Counsel Says FAA Slow to Act on Whistleblower Complaints of Aviation Safety Lapses at Major Airports – UPDATED 5/17/2012

On May 8, 2012, Carolyn N. Lerner, of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, sent a scathing letter to President Barack Obama regarding seven recent whistleblower disclosures of significant safety lapses at commercial aviation facilities in the United States.  While … Continue reading

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Age and Sex Discrimination Disputes Top New Aviation Cases

Labor disputes top two recent decisions, one from a U.S. Court of Appeals case and one from a U.S. District Court, that involve aviation. Bondurant et al. v. Air Line Pilots Association et al., Case No. 10-1904 (6th Cir. May … Continue reading

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