BRADENTON, Fla. — The Federal Aviation Administration has punted the issue of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's operating certificate back to a court after saying it could not determine who would operate the airport under a law passed by the North Carolina Legislature earlier this year.

The FAA said in a letter Sept. 26 that it was unable to obtain information from the state attorney general about whether a regional panel created by the Legislature to operate the airport is an agency of the city or an independent special district.

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