Airport Regulation, Law, and Public Policy: The Management by Robert M. Hardaway

By Robert M. Hardaway

The dramatic upward push in air site visitors, including fast residential and advertisement improvement round our metropolitan components, has strained the means of airports to serve the general public accurately and successfully. Hardaway's e-book explores this challenge extensive. Drawing on either the hands-on services of execs within the box and a radical grounding in legislations and public coverage, it appears to be like on the legislation governing airport improvement and addresses the complicated regulatory and coverage matters surrounding the development, enlargement, and operation of airports.

Beginning with a overview of airport legislation from 1903 onward, Hardaway examines features of regulatory strength, together with federal and native authority, neighborhood proprietorship, and voters' matters. Chapters on airport making plans, financing, and operation were contributed via specialists with sensible event in those fields. The query of civil rights in employment and industry pageant is usually thought of. different subject matters addressed are neighborhood, country, and federal legislation of noise; responses to the terrorist risk; the airport as a public discussion board at no cost speech and the workout of faith; the economics of rules; and the influence of anti-trust laws. providing positive proposals for coverage improvement in addition to specific research of present difficulties, this e-book should be acceptable studying for college kids, educators, and execs excited by air transportation improvement, administration, coverage, and law.

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Investors were understandably reluctant to invest in fixed-base operations that did not have the security of a long-term lease for airport facilities. Public policy toward the municipal airport was often mercurial and subject to the vagaries of the political climate. Attempts by governing authorities to manage airports directly proved largely unsuccessful, since such public officials usually lacked the knowledge of aviation problems necessary for successful administration. Even when the public official was a qualified airport manager, red-tape requirements of the typical municipality reduced the efficiency of operations.

MACAVOY & J. SNOW, REGULATION OF PASSENGER FARES AND COMPETITION AMONG AIRLINES 3 (1977). [hereinafter cited as HARVARD PROJECT]. 111. Dempsey, supra note 19 at 120. 112. Id. 113. CAB order 78-4-113. 114. CAB order 78-2-71 (1978) at 29. 115. Congressional Record § 5849 (April 19, 1978), cited in Dempsey, supra note 19 at 133. 116. Pub. L. 95-504 (Oct. 24, 1978). 117. TRAFFIC WORLD 14 (July 18, 1977). 118. CAB Draft Report, supra note 44 at 117-123. 119. HARVARD PROJECT; supra note 110 at 163. 120.

The remaining four—Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Denver—were oligopolies. 132 In addition, as recently as 1983, 68 percent of the airports had no gates to lease to new entrants. Unavailability of airport slots continues as a substantial barrier to entry. Computer systems owned by the largest carriers contain several types of system bias in favor of their owners. 133 In short, the combination of factors described above has resulted in an airline industry that is hardly more competitive than that which existed in 1978.

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