The signers of the AIP Grant Assurances are sophisticated contractual parties. The Banning and FXE cases suggest that there is doubt within the airport executives that the Assurances matter. Congress should remove that doubt.
Thella F. Bowens ran San Diego International Airport for 21 years with a history that defines a successful airport executive. Her mark of excellence merits a place in the Aviation Hall of Fame and a rewarding retirement.
The life of an airport executive is most demanding. Here are 8 stories about transitions at this level that demonstrate the tension in these jobs.