Santa Monica Large Aircraft Ban Blocked

 - June 2, 2009, 6:35 AM

The City of Santa Monica’s longstanding effort to ban Category C and D aircraft from operating into Santa Monica Airport was again blocked last month, this time by an FAA hearing officer who ruled on the FAA Part 16 dispute between the city and the FAA. “The ordinance unreasonably and unjustly discriminates against classes of aeronautical activity, and, thus, is inconsistent with the city’s obligations under Assurance 22 of the grant agreements between the FAA and the city,” the officer noted.