March 2007

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Santa Monica – City Continues Airport Complaints

Thursday, March 29, 2007
Airport Safety
By Terence Lyons
The Santa Monica (CA) Mirror

Takeoff and landing safety at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) took center stage at a meeting of the City’s Airport Commission on Monday evening, March 26. Brian Armstrong, manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Los Angeles Airports District Office, seemed caught in a crossfire as he fielded questions and criticisms from both city commissioners on the dais and the public audience during a Commission “workshop” on proposed runway safety enhancements at SMO.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Santa Monica – City Continues Airport Complaints

Thursday, March 29, 2007
Airport Safety
By Terence Lyons
The Santa Monica (CA) Mirror

Takeoff and landing safety at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) took center stage at a meeting of the City’s Airport Commission on Monday evening, March 26. Brian Armstrong, manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Los Angeles Airports District Office, seemed caught in a crossfire as he fielded questions and criticisms from both city commissioners on the dais and the public audience during a Commission “workshop” on proposed runway safety enhancements at SMO.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Stockton Sups Vote Down Airport Airline Expansion

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Stockton’s airport plan crashes to a halt in vote
By INGA MILLER
The Modesto (CA) Bee

STOCKTON ? An all-but-done plan for international flights between Stockton Metro and Mexico screeched to a halt Tuesday when three San Joaquin County supervisors voted against a required customs station. The 3-2 decision effectively ends plans by A?romexico for direct Stockton-based flights to and from Guadalajara and Morelia, Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection required the airport first build an inspection station for baggage and passengers.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

An Example of Why Airports Need Safety Zones

Lawsuits Filed in 2006 Citation 560 Accident Families Blame Airport, Pilots For Failed Go-Around

Five lawsuits have been filed over the 2006 fatal downing of a Cessna Citation 560 at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA.

The North County Times reports two of the lawsuits allege the January 24, 2006 accident was caused by negligence in how the aircraft was operated. Another allegation says the county “allowed” a structure to be placed near the end of the runway, and it “created a dangerous condition and violated federal regulations” said attorney Bruce Lampert who is representing the family of the co-pilot who perished along with three others in the accident.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

An Example of Why Airports Need Safety Zones

Lawsuits Filed in 2006 Citation 560 Accident Families Blame Airport, Pilots For Failed Go-Around

Five lawsuits have been filed over the 2006 fatal downing of a Cessna Citation 560 at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA.

The North County Times reports two of the lawsuits allege the January 24, 2006 accident was caused by negligence in how the aircraft was operated. Another allegation says the county “allowed” a structure to be placed near the end of the runway, and it “created a dangerous condition and violated federal regulations” said attorney Bruce Lampert who is representing the family of the co-pilot who perished along with three others in the accident.