Court denies petition to overturn FAA SMO deal

Officials with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) are calling a court’s decision to deny — on procedural grounds — the association’s petition to overturn a questionable agreement between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica regarding Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) “disappointing.” But NBAA officials note the ruling does not address the merits […]

Impacts of shortened SMO runway already being felt

The 10-day closing of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) in Southern California brought significant ramifications throughout the general aviation and business aviation communities, and those effects will linger now that the airport has reopened with a shorter runway and other infrastructure changes, officials with the National Business Aviation Association say. FBO Atlantic Aviation saw its […]