February 2006

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

FAA Backs Oceanside, Van Nuys Airports

The FAA has taken strong positions on two California airport issues that affect general aviation pilots. In Oceanside, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey agreed with U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa about the importance of keeping Oceanside Municipal Airport open to the public. In a letter to Issa, Blakey reiterated that the airport is under the protection of federal grant obligations. “Because of the important role that this airport plays in the national airport system, the FAA does not anticipate granting any request for release to allow closure of this airport,” Blakey said.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

More on Users Fees

January 31, 2006 – The head of the Air Transport Association, as expected, has repeated the call for aviation user fees to bolster FAA?s budget, a move that would offload millions of dollars of fees paid by the airlines onto general aviation users.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

More on Users Fees

January 31, 2006 – The head of the Air Transport Association, as expected, has repeated the call for aviation user fees to bolster FAA?s budget, a move that would offload millions of dollars of fees paid by the airlines onto general aviation users.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

LAX Maxed Out

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Commentary
Ontario best choice for airport expansion
The Whittier (CA) Daily News

THE Southern California Association of Governments is famous for issuing widely ignored advice. But its latest pronouncement is one that Los Angeles city officials better heed.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

LAX Maxed Out

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Commentary
Ontario best choice for airport expansion
The Whittier (CA) Daily News

THE Southern California Association of Governments is famous for issuing widely ignored advice. But its latest pronouncement is one that Los Angeles city officials better heed.