Battle for Santa Monica intensifies
The FAA has raised the stakes to a new high, saying it will involve the Department of Transportation (DOT) in the ongoing contest over the future of California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport. The battle over the airport has been going on for years, but a recent move by the city to create new restrictions at the airport has the FAA taking more aggressive measures. The FAA has said that it will take the extraordinary step of having the Department of Transportation withhold all federal transportation funding—not just airport money—from the city if it continues to pursue the restrictions and intention to close the airport. Read more on AOPA Online.
June 6, 2008