Birmingham Airport Authority releases documents related to fligh - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Birmingham Airport Authority releases documents related to flight information display systems

Posted: Updated:
abc3340.com abc3340.com
Design plans of the MUFIDS that fell on a Kansas family in March. (abc3340.com) Design plans of the MUFIDS that fell on a Kansas family in March. (abc3340.com)

The Birmingham Airport Authority has released more than 1,200 pages of documents Thursday related to the design, construction and installation of Multi-User Flight Information Display Systems at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Judge Joseph Boohaker ordered the BAA to release the documents following a litigation hearing Wednesday between the authority and the Alabama Media Group, the owner of the state's three largest newspapers -- The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile's Press-Register -- as well as the papers' online operation al.com.

The group filed suit against the authority on April 17, claiming it was violating the Open Records Act by not fully disclosing information related to the $201 million terminal modernization project at the airport. Lawyers for Al.com and The Birmingham news argued that the records should be open to the public due to the fact that the authority oversaw all construction. The airport authority released copies of contracts with several companies involved in the project as well as some construction progress documents last week.

Read:  April 17-BAA releases modernization project documents, contracts

The documents released today consist of more than 1,000 pages of information regarding the flight information display system that fell on a Kansas family in March, killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring three others.

Lawyers representing the airport authority said Wednesday that the Alabama Media Group only filed suit as an attempt to generate revenue for one of its entities, The Birmingham News. They described the newspaper operation as being on "life support" due to a decline in advertising revenue, a claim representatives for the media group have refuted.

ABC 33/40 is sifting through these documents and will have more information on what information the documents contain as it becomes available.

  • Anniston - Gadsden Area NewsMore>>

  • Oneonta police need help identifying woman who stole flowers from gravesite (pictures)

    Oneonta police need help identifying woman who stole flowers from gravesite (pictures)

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:55:33 GMT
    Oneonta police have turned to Facebook in trying to identify a woman who apparently stole flowers from a gravesite at a Oakhill Cemetery on Tuesday.More >>
    Oneonta police have turned to Facebook in trying to identify a woman who apparently stole flowers from a gravesite at a Oakhill Cemetery on Tuesday.
    More >>
  • Suspect in Jacksonville shooting from June turns self in

    Suspect in Jacksonville shooting from June turns self in

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:06:38 GMT
    Jacksonville police said the suspect in the June shooting of a Calhoun County man turned himself into police Tuesday afternoon.More >>
    Jacksonville police said the suspect in the June shooting of a Calhoun County man turned himself into police Tuesday afternoon.
    More >>
  • Jacksonville man arrested for child pornography

    Jacksonville man arrested for child pornography

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:05:18 GMT
    William Franklin Harper (Photo: Calhoun County Sheriff's Office)William Franklin Harper (Photo: Calhoun County Sheriff's Office)
    The Alabama Bureau of Investigation’s CyberCrimes Unit arrested a Jacksonville man Tuesday for possession of child pornography.ABI officers served a search warrant at the home of 49-year-old William Franklin Harper. Harper is charged with four counts of possession of child pornography.He is currently in custody at theCalhoun County Jailwith bond setat $100,000 bond.During the search, investigators found methamphetamine. Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board and the Calhoun Coun...More >>
    The Alabama Bureau of Investigation’s CyberCrimes Unit arrested a Jacksonville man Tuesday for possession of child pornography.ABI officers served a search warrant at the home of 49-year-old William Franklin Harper. Harper is charged with four counts of possession of child pornography.He is currently in custody at theCalhoun County Jailwith bond setat $100,000 bond.During the search, investigators found methamphetamine. Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board and the Calhoun Coun...More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...