John Wayne Airport

The firm has represented the County of Orange on issues relating to the operation of John Wayne Airport (JWA) since 1980. This representation has included advising JWA on airport and airline compliance matters; airport master planning efforts; FAA orders and regulations, such as those pertaining to airline access and revenue diversion, the Airport Noise and Capacity Act, the Southern California Metroplex, and grant assurance compliance issues; airline lease negotiations; FBO compliance matters; CARB and SCAQMD air quality regulations and compliance matters; and, CEQA and NEPA compliance documentation. Key examples of the firm’s engagement include the negotiation of the original and amended settlement agreement governing operational capacity limits at JWA; the preparation of the airport’s access plan and regulation; and, the provision of counsel on numerous EIRs for capacity increases, airfield modifications, and commercial, general aviation and cargo facility improvements, including terminal expansions.