NY: FAA Says East Hampton Can Use Airport Revenue for Litigation

April 4, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled that East Hampton can use airport revenue to fund a legal defense in a 2015 suit stemming from laws aimed at curbing noise at East Hampton Airport, according to a town statement released Tuesday.

A March 26 ruling by the federal agency stated that the town’s use of airport revenue to litigate operational issues at the Wainscott airport — including addressing noise complaints — did not violate grant assurance agreements with the FAA.

Airport revenue may be used for operating costs of an airport, which includes fees “related to airport-related legal issues,” the ruling stated.

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