Legal Aspects of Airport Programs. Topic 08-02. Legal Risks of Operating a Public Airport

The objective of this research is to produce a guidebook that addresses the full scope of legal risks and responsibilities associated with operating a public airport as they relate to airport owner or operator liability for aircraft accidents. The research should analyze and describe litigation and case law that have found airports liable for negligence or unsafe airport conditions that were contributing factors to accidents.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-01, Topic 08-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Principal Investigators:

    Howick, Jodi

  • Start Date: 20160524
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170714
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170714
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39486

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560691
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-01, Topic 08-02
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2015 1:01AM