DC Circ. Asked To Void FAA Flight Paths For SoCal Airports

By Linda Chiem (March 19, 2018, 8:41 PM EDT) -- Culver City, a Santa Monica civic group and local residents told the D.C. Circuit on Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration did not adequately assess noise, air pollution and other environmental factors before implementing new flight paths for Southern California airports as part of its air traffic control modernization program.

The petitioners are challenging the FAA's August 2016 decision signing off on the environmental reviews for its plan to implement new departure, arrival and approach procedures for 21 airports within the Southern California Metroplex.

In an opening brief to the D.C. Circuit, Culver City and the other plaintiffs said the FAA's...

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