August 8, 2008
Despite almost universal objection to the landing slot auction plan, the FAA bulled ahead and announced it would auction two slots at Newark Liberty International Airport. The slots came open after the bankruptcy of Eros Airlines. The move brought a stinging rebuke from the lawmakers who write the checks to fund the FAA. In fact, the lawmakers reiterated many of AOPA’s arguments against the FAA selling landing rights. Read more on AOPA Online.
AOPA expressed concern in a meeting with town officials from East Hampton, New York, that restrictions proposed to curb airport noise “overwhelmingly” generated by transient commercial flights would unfairly burden traditional airport users.
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