FAA rejects Santa Monica appeal over jet ban

07/9/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The FAA has rejected an appeal from the city of Santa Monica, Calif., of an FAA officer's decision preventing the city from banning jets with fast landing speeds from landing at the airport. The city said jets with faster landing speeds, such as Gulfstreams and Challengers, are at risk of running off of runways and crashing into nearby neighborhoods, but the FAA concluded that the jet ban "unjustly and unreasonably" discriminates against specific aircraft.

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