Airport and FAA Records Disclosure
U.S. Department of Justice FOIA website explains policies that apply to the entire federal government.
FAA Freedom of Information Act Office for specific guidance.
California First Amendment Coalition for guidance.
City of Hermosa Beach v. City of Los Angeles (April 12, 2001) City sought five years of records on nighttime departures from Los Angeles International Airport and information on procedures to reduce airport noise.
Feltus v. PDK, filed May 14, 2004, seeks injunctive relief under the Georgia Open Records Act, ordering the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport to turn over certain airport records. Pleadings and briefs are posted at PDK Watch. See the following news reports:
New Jersey Coalition Against Aircraft Noise v. FAA (filed Nov. 12, 2004, U.S. District Court for New Jersey) The FAA has refused to provide documents concerning the FAA's redesign of the airspace in the New York - New Jersey - Philadelphia metropolitan area. It based its refusal on the "deliberative process" privilege.
Pilots Fight Public Identification of Noisy Planes (June 14, 2005)