NBAA, GAMA withdraw Naples lawsuit
Citing the effects of September 11 on their associations’ priorities and members, NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association have decided not to pursue their appeals of the Naples Airport noise decision. That decision, by a U.S. District Court in Fort Myers, Fla., held that a ban on the operation of Stage 2 bizjets at Naples does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The ban, scheduled to go into effect next March 1, remains the subject of administrative review by the FAA. Both associations said events of September 11 have required them to direct all their “energy and resources to the immediate challenges at hand” and that they support the FAA’s administrative reviews.