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Congress Rolls Out FAA Short Term Extension Bill

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Sen. John #Thune (R-SD) announced that the House and Senate negotiators had finally reached a deal for a short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (#FAA) reauthorization. Although the bill itself has not yet been … Continue reading


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New DOT Inspector General Report Adds Fuel to the Already Simmering Air Traffic Control Safety Concerns

While Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta sat in the witness chair on February 27, 2013, sitting on his desk was a new Audit Report from the Office of Inspector General concluding that FAA’s efforts to track and mitigate air … 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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California Appellate Court Decides that State Tort Law Is not Pre-Empted by Non-Mandatory Federal Standards

The Court of Appeal of California, Second District decided on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, that state tort law is not pre-empted by non-mandatory federal standards.  In deciding the case of Sierra Pacific Holdings, Inc. v. The County of Ventura, No.B232307 … Continue reading

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