April 14, 2003
The FAA has notified Mayor Richard M. Daley and the city of Chicago that it has opened a formal complaint docket to consider AOPA's allegations that the city violated federal regulations when it closed Meigs Field airport without proper notice.
On April 4, AOPA had filed a formal complaint with the FAA against Mayor Daley and the city contending that they had violated federal law (49 U.S.C. § 44502 [c]) and various sections of Part 157 of the federal aviation regulations. AOPA has also filed suit in federal court over these alleged violations.
In the certified letter to Daley, the FAA said, "In accordance with Section 13.5(f) of the FAA's Investigative and Enforcement Procedures (14 C.F.R. § 13.5(f)), you are required to file an answer within 20 days of service of a copy of this complaint."
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
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