Monthly Archives: July 2012

FAA Issues Policy Regarding Access to Airports from Residential Property – That Is, “Through-The-Fence” Operations

On Monday, July 30, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration published its proposal concerning through-the-fence access to a federally obligated airport from an adjacent or nearby property when that property is used as a residence. The FAA has long expressed its … Continue reading

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Has The Time Come to Privatize Air Traffic Control?

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, the Honorable Calvin L. Scovel III, the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation presented his Update on the Safety and Cost Aspects of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Contract Tower Program to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Third Circuit Ruling in Tinicum Township v. DOT Reveals Futility of Relying Solely on NEPA as a Method of Attacking Airport Expansion

  On July 6, 2012, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania’s Petition for Review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the expansion of Philadelphia International Airport. The western edge of PHL is … Continue reading

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Will The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Upholding “Obamacare” Affect Aviation and Airport Law?

Chief Justice Roberts in writing the opinion in National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius (Sebelius) upholding the Affordable Care Act, struck down the government’s argument that the health care law’s individual mandate does not violate the Commerce Clause.  Since … Continue reading

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