Judges hear AOPA's case against Phoenix Class B redesign
After the FAA unexpectedly modified the VFR flyway through Phoenix Class B airspace as part of a larger airspace redesign, AOPA filed a lawsuit, claiming that the FAA neglected to follow its own rules for creating and modifying airspace. The association also alleges that the FAA has not adequately addressed the airspace compression caused by the redesign or provided proof that the modifications were even needed. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments from both sides. “We’re holding the FAA accountable,” said Melissa Rudinger, AOPA vice president of regulatory affairs. “The FAA can’t choose what airspace changes it wants to keep quiet and what changes it will offer for user input.” Read more on AOPA Online.
September 19, 2008