The "Hoover Dam": Meaningful Review of Emergency Certificate Actions?

The "Hoover Bill," which allows a certificate holder to obtain interim review of an FAA emergency revocation order by appealing to the National Transportation Safety Board, became law on April 6, 2000. In the first six months since its enactment, none of the 24 applicants for review of an emergency order has successfully obtained a stay. As Hilary Miller, a pilot, aircraft owner and attorney writes, significant questions exist regarding the interpretation of the Hoover Bill by the board and whether Congressional intent has been met.

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