The National Academies

ACRP 11-01/Topic 02-03 [Final]

Case Studies on Community Challenges to Airport Development
[ ACRP 11-01 (Legal Aspects of Airport Programs) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $31,500
Research Agency: Jaye Pershing Johnson
Principal Investigator: James McDaniel
Effective Date: 10/1/2008
Completion Date: 3/10/2010
Comments: Results published in ACRP Legal Research Digest 9.


This legal research digest addresses both federal and state cases brought in opposition to airport expansion or the development or operations at airports.  The research summarizes these judicial decisions and explains the basis of the challenge, the defense to that challenge, and the outcome of the case.  The collected cases are organized in a manner that conveys the strategies used by airport proprietors to address these challenges and identifies which strategies have succeeded, which have failed, and the reasons.  The results of the research is be organized by the type or category of the challenge and  includes a cross referenced index for those cases that involved challenges using multiple theories.


Status: Research has been completed and published as ACRP Legal Research Digest No. 9, Case Studies on Community Challenges to Airport Development.

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