Tag Archives: ATA

D.C Circuit Holds that Congestion Pricing at Airports Ought to be Welcomed

On July 13, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied the Air Transport Association of America’s Petition for Review of the Department of Transportation’s 2008 Policy Regarding Airport Rates and Charges.  73 Fed. Reg. … Continue reading

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U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation Holds Hearing on FAA’s NextGen and ATC Modernization Efforts

On March 18, 2009, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing entitled “Air Traffic Control Modernization and the Next Generation Air Transportation System:  Near-Term Achievable Goals.” The Subcommittee and the FAA are placing much of their hopes and … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Stays Slot Auctions at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a stay of the slot auctions that were scheduled to take place on January 12, 2009, pending arguments on whether the FAA has the legal authority to auction … Continue reading

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Legal Analysis of the FAA’s Slot Auction Rule for JFK and Newark Part 2

Analysis of Legal Issues Regarding Slot Auctions, Part Two. Having established previously that the FAA does not have specific authority to lease or otherwise dispose of slots, FAA turns to its general power to dispose of property in order to … Continue reading

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Legal Analysis of the FAA’s Slot Auction Rule for JFK and Newark Part 1

Pt. 1: Setting The Stage When the FAA adopted its slot auction rules for LaGuardia, JFK  and Newark Airports, it did so despite the fact that the GAO had issued a legal opinion stating that it believed that the FAA … Continue reading

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GAO Declares FAA Does Not Have Legal Authority to Auction Slots

The GAO, in a legal opinion issued September 30, 2008, declared that “FAA currently lacks the authority to auction arrival and departure slots, and thus also lacks authority to retain and use auction proceeds.”  This legal opinion came as a … 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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