At Issue: Control

A ’Pretty Simple’ Decision David Bennett, FAA director of the Office of Airport Safety and Standards, was the center of the decision to reject Naples’ Stage 2 ban on aircraft. Comments Bennett, "Naples is pretty simple. We issued the...



A ’Pretty Simple’ Decision

David Bennett, FAA director of the Office of Airport Safety and Standards, was the center of the decision to reject Naples’ Stage 2 ban on aircraft.

Comments Bennett, "Naples is pretty simple. We issued the decision in March; the Naples Airport Authority appealed the decision and requested a hearing.

"The hearing officer prepares a report and that is submitted to the Associate Administrator for Airports. She [Woodie Woodward] will issue a final decision in September."

From there, says Bennett, Naples can appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Regarding the potential far-reaching effects of the Naples debate over FAR Part 161 and the Stage 2 ban, Bennett says, "I’m not even going to comment on that at this time. Virtually everything about this has become an issue. I’ll let the document speak for itself."

We Recommend

  • Article

    FAA Position: Naples, 161

    FAA POSITION: naples, 161 Officials discuss the proposed Stage 2 ban; overall implications By John F. Infanger, Editorial Director April 2001 In March, our cover story...

  • Article

    Inside the Fence

    Much ado about noise; or, who will be next to step up to the plate?

  • Article

    Quiet Conflict in Naples, FL

    Quiet Conflict in Naples, FL A corporate airport becomes a hot button with FAA and industry By John F. Infanger, Editorial Director March 2001 NAPLES, FL — People come here...

  • Article

    Inside the Fence

    Reopening of Reagan National (DCA) to general aviation, local control of airports versus federal oversight, and the EPA and secondary containment for refuelers.