O'Hare slots made final rule

 - September 12, 2006, 7:50 AM

A long-awaited interim final rule extends until at least mid-2008 the FAA’s mandated flight-reduction program to ease congestion at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, including slot reservations for general aviation operations. Through several temporary extensions, the program has been in effect continuously since November 2004. This final rule is intended to be an interim measure only, as the FAA anticipates longer-term solutions to traffic congestion at the airport.