FAA was expected to file its response Jan. 10 to a lawsuit filed by the city of Santa Monica, Calif., seeking control over the destiny of Santa Monica Airport (SMO). If successful, the lawsuit could clear the city to close the general aviation airport in 2015. FAA had originally sought an extension of the response deadline until Feb. 12. But the U.S. District Court for the Central Region of California rejected that request, saying the agency has “failed to demonstrate good cause for the ...


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