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FAA Announces New Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulations

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced on a Sunday, February 15, 2015, conference call that the FAA would publish its long-awaited proposed regulations for commercial use of small drones. Copy of NPRM: http://1.usa.gov/1yGVSD5 Copy of … Continue reading

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DOT Secretary Says All 149 Contract Towers Can Stay Open Through September 2013

Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, just announced that the Federal Aviation Administration will provide funding for the 149 contract Air Traffic Control Towers that were slated for closure as a result of the sequester will remain open at least through … Continue reading

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DOT Inspector General To Assess Air Traffic Controller Productivity

At the request of outgoing Chairmen Petri (House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure) and Mica (Subcommittee on Aviation), the Department of Transportation Inspector General announced on January 4, 2013, that it would be undertaking an audit to determine whether FAA’s air … Continue reading

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against 11 Companies for Violations of DOT Hazmat Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Friday, August 6, 2010, that it is proposing civil penalties ranging from $54,000 to $91,000 against 11 companies for violations of Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.  The FAA offered the following details … Continue reading

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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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FAA Proposes Civil Penalties for 5 Companies for Violations of DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations

Today, July 16, 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed to assess civil penalties ranging from $50,000 to $70,000 against five companies for alleged violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations or Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. First, the FAA … Continue reading

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DOT’s 3-Hour Limit on Tarmac Delay Holds – Does It Help or Will Just Make Things Worse?

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced on Monday, December 21, 2009, that DOT was was issuing its Final Rule “enhancing airline passenger protections” by, among other things, limiting airlines to three hours waiting on the tarmac before requiring that the … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Development Law Newsletter, vol. 2, no. 1, June 7, 2010

The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning environmental law settlements, decisions, regulatory actions and lawsuits filed during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on Twitter.  This Newsletter also … Continue reading

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