Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Sixth Circuit Upholds FAA's Privatization of Air Traffic Control Towers
National Air Traffic Controllers Ass'n v. Secretary of Dept. of Transp., 654 F.3d 654 (6th Cir. 2011), the Sixth Circuit upheld a district court's dismissal of an action to block the privatization of air traffic control towers. Plaintiffs were the air traffic controllers themselves; the litigation has been going on for seventeen years, according to the court. The case was dismissed because the plaintiffs no longer had standing.