FAA Takes Moves To Keep Reid-Hillview Airport Open In East San Jose Rep. Clausen, father of the NPIAS, national plan for integrated airports Santa Clara County to follow Santa Monica steps to close RHV SMO…
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The quick demise of two successful airport businesses confirms that the airport will not last until 2028, the date that the City “promised” to keep its hated airport open.
On January 28, the aviation community woke up to a shocking announcement about the future of the Santa Monica Airport. The timing, as the Obama Administration left and the Trump Team arrived, added to both confusion and conspiracy theories. That the precise language of the FAA announcement and the City’s PR Release varied in important details added to the controversy and mystery.
The Santa Monica Airport has been one of the most difficult airport policy battles for almost 40 years. What the proposed agreement really means and whether the Trump Administration intends to let it stand will not only be a landmark airport decision, but it may influence FAA policy direction for years.
The California Pilots Association (CPA) initiated a disaster-preparedness exercise designed for FEMA’s Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) for the Southern California region. It demonstrated as though a major earthquake has disrupted the area’s ground transportation and compromised the ordinary means of bringing emergency personnel and supplies.
Never has so much been written for so long (40 years), and with such anger as the battle over the closure Santa Monica’s airport. With a new air carrier offering service from SMO, and others advocating ignoring the FAA’s Cease and Desist Order, there is no end in sight.
The City may be able to articulate compelling legal arguments, but hyperbole, even as crafted by the ancestors of St. Augustine or her mother, is not enough.
As represented by the articles below, the opponents to the existence of Santa Monica Airport have tried to leverage the publicity of Harrison Ford’s crash to give credibility to their claims that it is unsafe….