No. 10-2355.

673 F.3d 341 (2012)

Michael HOLBROOK, MARPAT Aviation, individually and as lessee of SUD Aviation—SNIAS (Aerospatiale) Alouette II Model SE-3130 Helicopter Serial Number 1133, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided: March 12, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ARGUED: Mary Schiavo , Motley & Rice, LLP, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, for Appellant. Barbara B. O'Malley , United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for Appellee. ON BRIEF: Tony West , Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; Neil H. MacBride , United States Attorney, Alexandria, Virginia, for Appellee.

Affirmed by published opinion. Judge WILKINSON wrote the opinion, in which Judge NIEMEYER and Judge SHEDD joined.


WILKINSON, Circuit Judge:

The Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") is responsible for regulating aircraft safety, and does so in part through its system of aircraft certification. This case arises from the FAA's decision to suspend the airworthiness certification of a helicopter leased by appellant Michael Holbrook for his flight instruction business. Holbrook brought suit against the United States...

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