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D.C. Circuit Schedules Oral Argument in SoCal Metroplex Matter

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit scheduled oral argument for the Southern California Metroplex case (Donald Vaughn v. FAA, No. 16-1377 and consolidated cases) for October 18, 2018, at 9:30a at the E. Barrett Prettyman … Continue reading

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FAA Fails to Address Crucial Problems In Implementing “CatEx2”

On August 3, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration published its Final Notice to Announce Implementation of Section 213(c)(2) CATEX and Disposition of Public Comments in the Federal Register. http://1.usa.gov/1Kc2Eql.  This Categorical Exclusion was included in the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act … Continue reading

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FAA Is Audited YET AGAIN by DOT Inspector General for Its Progress With NextGen

When the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 was signed into law on February 14, 2012, it included provisions intended to advance the “Next Generation Air Transportation System” or “NextGen” as it has been called for several years now. … Continue reading

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Bringing NextGen Online Is Moving Slowly Say Department of Transportation Inspector General and GAO at House Subcommittee Hearing

We should expect it by now.  But since the FAA had had years and years to plan for the implementation of NextGen technology, one would think that it could have resolved the roll-out problems prior to the passage of the … 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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GAO Releases Testimony Regarding FAA’s “Some Progress” In Implementation of NextGen

In testimony before the the House Subcommittee on Aviation, Gerald L. Dillingham, Government Accountability Office’s Director of Physical Infrastructure reported that the Federal Aviation Administration has made “some progress” in the implementation of the “Next Generation Air Transportation System” also … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Development Law Newsletter, vol. 2, no. 2, June 14, 2010

Vol. 2, no. 2, June 14, 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 … Continue reading

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