Santa Monica neighbors want shorter runway

 - June 5, 2007, 5:36 AM

According to NBAA, during the last week of April, the Santa Monica, Calif., airport commission voted to adopt a proposal to create runway safety areas using declared distances that would effectively limit the airport to jets weighing 23,000 pounds or less. The commission also voted to close 300 feet of runway.

For this proposal to become effective, the Santa Monica City Council must vote on it. “If it were to become effective,” NBAA noted, “it would put future federal funding for the airport at risk and substantially diminish its value to business aviation.” More information is available from NBAA’s Santa Monica Web page.