Growth of Jet Operations at KSMO, 1983-2014

The number of jet operations per year, in and out of the airport at Santa Monica [KSMO], was barely 1,000 in 1983, and peaked at around 18,000 from 2004-2007. There was a substantial decline coincident with the financial collapse of … Continue reading

[KSMO]

pg.1: Data & Charts pg.2: Document Archives pg.3: Airport History & Overview KSMO 3-3-2017 SANTA MONICA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (215 acres) SANTA MONICA, CA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KLAX] 5 SE ; [KHHR] 8 SE ; [KVNY] 12 N ; [KBUR] … Continue reading

Santa Monica Airport: Last Chance to Comment on Minimum Standards

Airport officials at Santa Monica are in the process of creating ‘Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Service Providers. These standards can ensure that all potential operators are fairly treated when and if the airport authority denies certain operations. Last week, … Continue reading

FEB 25-27: Aviation Noise & Emissions Symposium, at Long Beach, CA

Every year, industry representatives (including FAA and the lobbyists, of course!) meet at around this time, for the ‘Aviation Noise & Emissions Symposium’. The event is traditionally held in the Palm Springs area, but is at Long Beach this year. … Continue reading

Santa Monica’s Airport Subsidies, & the ‘Draft Minimum Standards for Commercial Operations’

This past week, numerous local citizens met with city airport officials, to discuss the DRAFT Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Services. This 41-page document (archived here) may be well worth reading … not just for those who fear continued air … Continue reading