It appears this legislation is only for show, has no teeth to compel FAA to clean up NextGen impacts. Note that action hinges on two key requirements: (1) that the local airport authority express a belief there are adverse impacts, and (2) that the FAA Administrator then makes a ‘determination’ acknowledging these impacts.
Time and time again, we have seen both fail:
- airport authorities commonly stay quiet, to serve the industry; and,
- the FAA Administrator has a profound history of waffling every time, delaying forever, if a proposed change potentially undermines industry profits.