MEMBER ALERT: AOPA will be closing at 1:45 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 6 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 9.
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.
Department of Transportation,
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.