I am involved in a case dealing with a federal statute that allows the township in Pennsylvania that I represent to impose a landing fee on airlines (not passengers) at the Philadelphia International Airport, based on the fact that the vast majority of the airport is within my client’s jurisdictional boundaries. The statute is Section 40116(c) of Title 49 of the U.S. Code. The airlines have a different view of the statute. It seems to be one of those cases where a judge will need to decide. It is a classic statutory interpretation issue. For those interested, here is the article that appeared in a local paper today about the multi-faceted aspects of this matter.