Chapter 21: Airports

Oregon municipal airports provide a large variety of services such as passenger service, general aviation and auxiliary services to support operations.  Each area of service is regulated by federal laws and regulations.  

This chapter is intended to give an overview, rather than an in-depth treatment, of the regulations that could apply to a municipal airport.  More information is available online for specific issues about the FAA regulations. Please consult with your city attorney for specific questions about the applicable federal laws and regulations.  Airport law is a highly specialized field of study, and most city attorneys utilize national law firms specializing in representing airports. 


Topics Include:

  • History of Oregon Airports
  • Airport Operations
  • State and Federal Laws
  • Airport Property Development
  • Finanace and Funding of Airports
  • Importance of Municipal Airports
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