April 03, 2014

Minimum Standards Exemptions

By: Paul A. Lange, Esq. & Megan E. Bryson, Esq.

Can an airport tenant ever really be exempt from an airport’s minimum standards and regulations? This is a pressing and timely issue for all airport tenants, whether the tenant is the beneficiary of an exemption or whether its competitor has or is seeking an exemption.

The necessity for an exemption may arise due to a myriad of conditions. There is no question that the economic climate of late has resulted in substantial losses to FBO operators and other airport tenants, particularly with the widespread loss of general aviation aircraft hours flown. In response, airport tenants may look to non-aviation subtenants to make up some of their lost revenue…

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