The first six months of 2022 have been turbulent, and the airport world has been no exception. Airports have faced climbing material and labor prices from inflation, continued supply-chain disruptions, and the challenge of accommodating resurgent passenger demand in a capacity-constrained industry. However, the FAA has also begun rolling out the first tranche of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant funds, which should provide needed assistance for many projects at airports across the country. The next six months will likely prove just as unsettled for the industry, with the potential for the November midterm elections to influence the upcoming FAA reauthorization process.
This Airport Law Digest includes a list of principal cases decided over the past six months; new DOT and FAA rules, policies, and guidance; and reports, studies, and articles of interest to airport legal professionals. As airports continue to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have provided a select subset of materials relevant to COVID-19 at the end of this Digest.
We hope you find this Digest useful in your efforts to remain current in the always-evolving legal and regulatory framework that governs airports. If you have questions about any of the materials in this Digest, please contact editors Nicholas M. Clabbers and Adam Gerchick, or any other Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell attorney who normally represents you.