December 5, 2004
May 12, 2004 - The FAA has, in a highly unusual move, reopened the comment period for a pending proposal to privatize New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEW). Under the proposal, American Airports Corporation (AAC) would be allowed to assume control of the airport under an FAA Privatization Pilot Program. Three documents, including answers to questions from the FAA (several that were raised by AOPA), agreements between AAC and the New Orleans Levee Board, and other information not previously made available to the public are being released. They've been posted on the U.S. Department of Transportation's online Document Management System (DMS). To see them, or to file comments, visit the online DMS, click on "Simple Search," and enter docket number 14246. AOPA filed comments during the original comment period, strongly opposing AAC's proposal, and is currently evaluating the new filings. Public comments will be accepted until May 28, 2004.
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The board of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority will wait 120 days before making a final decision to close Braden Airport, citing community concerns.
Question: Is there a visual aid to help me understand notams that change the configuration of an airport during construction?
It’s a familiar refrain, an effort by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to close a valuable airport. AOPA is again speaking up.