FAA Proposes Policy Revisions for Through-The-Fence Operations

The FAA is seeking public comments regarding proposed rules on through-the-fence operations at airports which receive federal grant funds. The proposed rules effect and enforce the terms and conditions of through-the-fence agreements between federally-obligated airports and residential property owners, as required by 49 USC § 47107. Although existing agreements between property owners and non-commercial airports may be grandfathered under the proposed policy, new agreements will subject residential property owners to explicit terms and conditions, including access charges, infrastructure costs, access control, refueling prohibitions, and property maintenance strictly for residential use.

Comments regarding the proposed rules are due by August 29, 2012. If you need assistance with a through-the-fence agreement, or any other operational issues, please contact us.