Thursday, April 24, 2008
FAA moves to block ban on fastest jets at Santa Monica Airport
City officials, citing safety concerns, say they will begin implementing the ban today in defiance of the FAA.
By Dan Weikel
The Los Angeles (CA) Times
The Federal Aviation Administration took legal action Wednesday to overturn a ban on the fastest jets that fly out of Santa Monica Airport, including aircraft popular among business executives. FAA officials served the city of Santa Monica with a cease-and-desist order challenging a municipal ordinance passed in November — and effective today — that bars jets with approach speeds of greater than 136 mph.