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Court Approves Culver City Request to Intervene in Lawsuit Against LAX

Image is a plane landing over a Los Angeles sign.Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, recently learned that a federal appeals court has given Culver City permission to join in a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerning flight plans for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The City of Los Angeles brought the lawsuit in June in an attempt to challenge changes made by the FAA to three flight paths for arriving aircraft at LAX.  On July 19 Culver City requested permission to intervene in that lawsuit, noting that the new flight plans also impacted the Culver City community.

Both the City of Los Angeles and Culver City claim that LAX’s newly implemented flight plans were put into place without any environmental review or public notice allowing for comments from those impacted.

Martin Feinberg, Realtor, notes that due to the new flight plans parts of the Culver City Real Estate area are now in the flight path for landings at LAX when they come from the north and the west.  This new change has caused concern for Culver City officials

According to a press release by Culver City, a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision on that request on August 22 and approved it.

Per the 9thCircuit Court of Appeals order, Culver City will join Los Angeles and the FAA in discussions with the goal of settling the problem in a way that will be acceptable to everyone involved.

Image is an airplane landing at LAX at dusk.