US FAA is seeking to institute a new traffic control mechanism at New York LaGuardia that would eliminate the current slot system and encourage airlines to operate larger aircraft into the crowded airport. The agency's proposed rule, which would take effect on Jan. 1, maintains the current hourly limit of 75 scheduled flights, but instead of airlines using slots to operate those flights FAA would create "operating authorizations" that would be granted "based on historic usage." The ...

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