Legal Aspects of Airport Programs. Topic 12-02. Legal Considerations for General Aviation (GA) Development at Airports

The objective of this research is to prepare a Legal Research Digest (LRD) that is readable and accessible to airport managers, attorneys, and prospective tenants on the developing and leasing of airport property for GA users at airports of different types and sizes. The required elements of the digest include the following: (1) Short background on relevant legal issues (e.g., airport owner’s authority to contract, application of FAA Grant Assurances, and relationship to existing leases); (2) Inventory of issues that commonly arise in drafting, negotiating, and administering  GA leases (presented as a checklist, table of contents and/or heads of terms); (3) Exemplar lease provisions where such models are available; and (4) Key differences in lease terms based on the type of agreement and user.    


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $75000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-01, Topic 12-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC    20024
  • Project Managers:

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Midwest Airport Consultants

    City,   United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Karaskiewicz, Tim

  • Start Date: 20221001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240324
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01767982
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-01, Topic 12-02
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 24 2021 10:47AM