Posts Tagged ‘santa monica airport’

The battle for Santa Monica Airspace Continues

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

There has been an on going battle to handicap or diminish operations at the Santa Monica Airport for several years now and the latest dig is the denial of two flight school applications at the airport citing “particularly intense environmental impacts” the schools would have had.

The denials went against a recommendation from Airport Director Bob Trimborn but was in keeping with guidance from the Airport Commission, which last month voted 3-1, with one abstention, to urge denial of the applications, but were in keeping of the past ‘guidance’ of the board to stifle operations at the airport. Read the story

Here is some of the back story from a previous post Read it

FAA & Santa Monica Airport will fight it in court

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Santa Monica airport passed a city ordinance under the “protect the safety of our citizens” montra not allowing larger jets to take off or land at it’s airport.  The FAA is now taking the city to court stating they do not have the authority to make nor inforce the ban limiting planes with an approach speed of more than 136 mph from using the airport.  Read the LA Times story 

These planes account for 9,000 landings and departures a year at the airport, which could translate into quite a bit of lost revenue for the city and airport businesses.