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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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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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FAA Reauthorization, NextGen and ATC Modernization Are theTopics Discussed at U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Hearing

Although originally billed as a Senate hearing on FAA Reauthorization, because another continuing resolution was passed last week, the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security switched the focus of the hearing from Reauthorization to NextGen and “the Benefits of … 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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