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Major airline mergers and acquisitions since 1985

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MAC Wants to Quash Commissioner Depositions in Airport Noise Class Action Lawsuit

In the wake of former Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Chair Vicki Tigwell's attempt to keep her deposition off the public record until after the election, the MAC has submitted a Motion to quash depositions of Commissioners, former Commissioners, and its General Counsel. in the Class Action suit over noise mitigation pending in District Court. Depositions and discovery were scheduled to be completed next week.

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Citizens’ Group Again Questions Airport Safety

The South Metro Airport Action Council (SMAAC) reiterated that State and Federal policy favoring high-rate hub use of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) must be reconsidered. The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) and FAA implemented several projects to expand the Northwest/SkyTeam hub. SMAAC noted that delayed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) development of improved airport ground-safety systems, coupled with light staffing of air traffic controllers, should have limited operations at MSP. Instead, peak-hour use increased far more than originally planned.

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League of Women Voters Names Moderator for Aviation Forum

The league of Women Voters have named Ms. Gerry Sell, Minneapolis, to moderate the Candidates Forum on Federal Aviation Issues, it was announced today. Candidates for the Fifth Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Martin Sabo will deal with aviation/airport topics Thursday at the South Metro Airport Action Council (SMAAC) event. Eight of the nine candidates who filed had accepted the group's invitation as of Monday: Keith Ellison, DFL; Mike Erlandson, DFL; Alan Fine, IR.; Gregg Iverson, DFL; Tammy Lee, Independent; Paul Ostrow; DFL; Jay Pond, Green; and Ember Reichgott Junge, DFL.

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Most Fifth District Candidates to Participate in Federal Aviation Debate

Seven of the nine candidates running for the Fifth Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Martin Sabo have signed up to attend an open house and debate on federal aviation issues, it was announced today by the South Metro Airport Action Council (SMAAC).

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SMAAC Forum Set Aug. 24 For Fifth District Candidates

All 8 candidates for Congress in Minnesota’s Fifth District have been invited to participate in a Candidates’ Forum and Open House covering Federal Aviation Policy on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Burroughs Community School (50th St. and James Ave S., Minneapolis). The event was organized by the South Metro Airport Action Council (SMAAC).

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Airport Noise Class Action Hearing

A group of homeowners near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are suing the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) over inadequate, less-than-promised, noise mitigation. On June 21, 2006, District Court Judge Stephen C. Aldrich heard arguments on the plaintiffs' motion for their case to be certified as a "class action." If the court grants class certification, it will mean that the case will go forward on behalf of thousands of individuals owning approximately 5000 residences in Minneapolis and other cities neighboring MSP.

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Airport Noise Class Action Certification Pending

A group of homeowners near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are suing the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) over inadequate, less-than-promised, noise mitigation. District Court Judge Stephen C. Aldrich will hear motions and arguments June 21, 2006, concerning certification of the case as a class action. The certification is vigorously opposed by MAC because it increases the Commission's liability many times over if the case is eventually settled or lost. In a class action, the Court may award plaintiff's costs, set a schedule for completion of the remedial work, and assess liquidated damages for delays. More specifics can be found at their attorney's web-site: www.zimmreed.com.

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