Town Revokes Fly Blade’s License At East Hampton Airport Town Grounds Blade Flights to East Hampton [LINK] Killing HTO by closing Fly Blade deck there Another SMO assault? DoT/FAA no slippery slope to Santa Monica!!!…
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Federal Judge Grants TRO To Halt SMO Runway Shortening US DC Judge Lew stops City High Legal Standard so TRO likely to be in force for a while Much like all of the naysayers said,…
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.
Rep. Liue’s language insinuates that Administrator Huerta and Eduardo Angeles, the FAA Associate Administrator for Airports, are bidding for private concerns. Here are the precise words: “The FAA’s mission is not to be a shill for corporations. I call on the FAA to live up to its mission by rescinding its overreaching order and, instead, work with the city of Santa Monica.”
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.