NBAA Response to Judge’s Decision on Van Nuys

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, August 27, 2001 – A U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles today released an order finding in favor of the City of Los Angeles in the Van Nuys case. The case centered on a non-addition rule for Stage 2 aircraft at the Van Nuys Airport, and the rule was challenged by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and individual operators at the airport. No reasons were given for the decision. The judge asked the City to prepare proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law by September 7. NBAA cannot comment on the order until it has reviewed the proposed findings and conclusions.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of over 6,500 companies which own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.