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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 6: The Impact of Airline Bankruptcies on Airports examines legal issues presented by the filing of airline bankruptcies that are relevant to airports, and explores how airport lawyers and courts have responded to those issues. The report highlights the basics of bankruptcy theory and law relevant to airport operating agreements with airlines, and identifies issues such as lease recharacterization and payment of stub period rent that particularly affect airports dealing with airlines in bankruptcy.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2009. The Impact of Airline Bankruptcies on Airports. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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