August 29, 2017 / 11:29 PM / a year ago

D.C. Circuit strikes FAA’s revised flight paths for Phoenix airport

The Federal Aviation Administration violated three laws and its own regulations when it changed the flight paths for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport without adequate public consultation or environmental review, a U.S. appeals court held on Tuesday.

A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the FAA’s September 2014 order changing the air corridors at Sky Harbor as part of its national NextGen air-traffic modernization program.

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