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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Decides Against Challenge to East Coast Airspace Redesign

In a per curiam Abbreviated Disposition that will not be published, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit summarily denied 12 separately-filed petitions for review that questioned the legality of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Environmental Impact … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Petition for Review of FAA’s “Presumed to Conform” Rule

On February 3, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition for review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “presumed to conform rule.”  72 Fed.Reg. 41565 (July 30, 2007). Under the “presumed to … Continue reading

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FAA’s 2009-2013 Flight Plan Includes 5 More Airports Due for an Airspace Redesign

On October 28, 2008, Acting FAA Administrator Bobby Sturgell rolled out the FAA’s 2009-20013 “Flight Plan” at a speech in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The “Flight Plan,” in which FAA sets goals for itself, is “the strategic plan for the agency, … Continue reading

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Despite GAO Ruling FAA Issues Congestion Management Rules for JFK, Newark and LaGuardia

In a gutsy move that is sure to draw the ire of Congressional leaders as well as the Air Transport Association, the FAA announced last Friday, October 10, 2008, that it had promulgated two “congestion management” rules:  one for LaGuardia … Continue reading

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The “Tragedy of the Commons” and Airport Congestion Management

In 1968, Garrett Hardin, a professor of Human Ecology at University of California at Santa Barbara, wrote an influential article for the journal Science that described a dilemma in which multiple individuals acting independently in their own self-interest can ultimately … Continue reading

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FAA Suspends Auction of Flight Slot at Newark Airport

It is being reported by several news outlets that the FAA has suspended its auction of flight slots at Newark Airport.  The auction was slated for September 3, 2008.  According to Bloomberg News the Order, issued by FAA Chief Counsel, … Continue reading

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GAO Issues Report On The FAA’s East Coast Airspace Redesign

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its long awaited “FAA Airspace Redesign:  An Analysis of the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania Project.”  Although the GAO promised to publish the report by August 1, 2008, it waited until the same day the … Continue reading

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GAO Testifies That The FAA’s Congestion Management Program Will Have Limited Effect on Reducing Delays

During July, the Government Accounting Office issued several reports regarding various aviation topics.  One of the topics not covered was the East Coast Airspace Redesign, which was supposed to be issued at the end of July, but now probably will … Continue reading

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FAA’s Presumed to Conform Rule Will Affect Communities Around Airports

In February, 2007, almost as an after-thought, theFAA included changes to air traffic control procedures to its Presumed to Conform rule. This last minute addition has the potential to seriously impact communities around the airports where these changes to air traffic … Continue reading

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FAA Proposes Congestion Management Rule for JFK and Newark Liberty

In the May 21, 2008, issue of the Federal Register, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a new rule affecting two airports that are a part of the East Coast Airspace Redesign.  The FAA proposes to establish procedures to address congestion … Continue reading

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