AOPA Opposes Santa Monica Airport Jet Ban

 - August 3, 2010, 6:42 AM

AOPA filed a friend of the court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia) in the case of the city of Santa Monica (Calif.) versus the FAA. The city is trying to prevent Category C and D jets from using Santa Monica Airport. “Santa Monica is seeking to set a precedent that could be emulated by other airports across the nation to restrict access to or even entirely shut down airports, in the service of parochial interests,” the brief noted.