May 16, 2003
AOPA was in federal court in Chicago on Thursday, for the first hearing on the association's suit against the city of Chicago for closing and digging up Meigs Field airport.
The judge gave AOPA until June 5 to respond to the city's motion to dismiss. After that the city will have 11 days to answer. The judge did not say when a ruling could be expected.
At Thursday's hearing, AOPA told the judge that the association will seek an emergency injunction to prevent the city from performing any further demolition if a state-issued temporary restraining order (TRO) is allowed to lapse.
A state judge is expected to issue his decision about continuing that TRO on May 23.
He announced that during a hearing today on the suit filed by Friends of Meigs and others in state court.
From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.
Nextant Aerospace, adding a remanufactured King Air to its remanufactured Hawker 400 offering, says the King Air (Nextant G90XT) will fly early next year.
Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.
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