Aeroplex Group Partners Selects EPIC Fuels for Santa Monica Self-Service Location

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 07, 2019 - Aeroplex Group Partners, LLC has selected EPIC Fuels as its new fuel supplier for facilities at KSMO Santa Monica airport.  Aeroplex Group Partners is a member company of the Aeroplex/Aerolease Group, which has expertise in aviation facility development, project management and aviation consulting services to all segments of the aviation industry, including airports, aircraft tenant operators/FBOs and municipalities.

NBAA Calls for Further Judicial Scrutiny of SMO Appeals Court Ruling

Washington, DC, July 27, 2018 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week continued the fight to preserve Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) across two separate but related fronts, including the filing of an “en banc” petition asking for rehearing by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of the recent determination that a January 2017 settlement agreement between the City of Santa Monica and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did not constitute a final action by the agency.

NBAA: Court's SMO Ruling Procedural Only; Battle to Preserve Airport Continues

Washington, DC, June 13, 2018 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today called “disappointing” a court’s decision to deny, on procedural grounds, the association’s petition to overturn a questionable agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the city of Santa Monica regarding the city’s airport, but noted the ruling does not address the merits of NBAA’s legal filing and that the work to keep the historic airport open continues.

Judge Terminates TRO at Santa Monica; NBAA Continues Pursuing Legal Options

Washington, DC, Oct. 18, 2017 – Aircraft operators utilizing California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) will soon need to prepare for runway closures and construction, as a District Court judge on Oct. 16 denied a preliminary injunction and dissolved a temporary restraining order (TRO) to halt the city’s planned runway-reduction project. The City of Santa Monica has been authorized to reduce the length of SMO’s sole runway under the terms of a unique, highly unusual settlement agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced in January of this year.

NBAA Welcomes Temporary Injunction Halting SMO Runway Length Reduction

Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 9, 2017 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California halting planned construction to reduce the length of the sole runway at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO).

NBAA to Appeals Court: Santa Monica, FAA Agreement Must Be Vacated

Washington, DC, Aug. 16, 2017 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and five other stakeholders today filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the legality of a "settlement agreement” between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the city of Santa Monica.

NBAA Responds to Appeals Court's May 4 Order in SMO Petition Case

Washington, DC, May 5, 2017 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today responded to a May 4 order from the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, delivered in connection with recent actions taken by the association to challenge an agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the City of Santa Monica, which would restrict or ultimately prohibit aviation access to Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO).

NBAA Welcomes Congressman's Inquiries About FAA's SMO Settlement Agreement

Washington, DC, March 16, 2017 – Today, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) thanked Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-5-LA) for his letter to federal officials expressing "deep concern" about the unprecedented settlement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the city of Santa Monica, CA over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), and asked that the agencies provide the rationale behind it.

NBAA-Led Motion Counters FAA Challenge to SMO Settlement Review

Washington, DC, March 6, 2017 – Today, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) joined with five other aviation stakeholders to file a motion before the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, requesting a stay against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and an injunction against the city of Santa Monica, CA preventing any further actions to reduce the length of the runway, and to curtail aviation operations at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), while the court reviews an unprecedented settlement agreement between the FAA and the city.

NBAA Requests Appeals Court Review of Santa Monica Airport Settlement Agreement

Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2017 –  The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today joined with five additional airport stakeholders to petition the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, asking the court to review the recent decision by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that negatively affects the future of California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO).