JACKSON, Wyo. \u2013 An ongoing legal spat arising when a Wyoming airport attempted to launch an \u2018in-house\u2019 fixed-base operator, using revenue bonds to fund the deal and effectively squeezing out the competition, has seemingly reached a conclusion in the courts.\r\n\r\nThe Wyoming Supreme Court this week issued a ruling that affirms the District Court of Teton County, holding that the Jackson Hole Airport Board may use revenue bonds to purchase the assets of Jackson Hole Aviation, the airport\u2019s fixed based operator (FBO).\r\n\r\n\u201cWe are very pleased with the ruling today from the Wyoming Supreme Court. [The] ruling shows that these lawsuits have been without merit and the airport board was operating within its authority,\u201d said JH Airport Board President Rick Braun. \u201cOur board acted in a way that was best for our community and its airport, and we look forward to resuming negotiations with JH Aviation regarding the purchase in the new year.\u201d\r\n\r\nIn July 2017, the JH Airport Board considered whether it was in the public interest to allow more than one FBO to operate on the airport, or whether it should instead purchase FBO assets from JH Aviation, and operate a single FBO. In November 2017, the board decided that its purchase of FBO assets was in the best interest of the airport and community.\r\n\r\nThe board found that due to its location within a National Park, the area available for general aviation was limited and having more than one FBO operating at the airport would result in inefficient ramp operations and duplication of facilities.\r\n\r\nAlmost immediately, pushback\u2014mainly from Greg Herrick\u2014began and culminated in one of several legal challenges. One of the lawsuits, filed by Wyoming Jet Center LLC and others, has held up the airport board\u2019s purchase for nearly two years.\u00a0The high court ruling stating that the airport board acted appropriately and within its authority in 2017 when it decided to purchase both tangible and intangible FBO assets using revenue bonds will allow the business deal to go through.\r\n\r\nMany of the same plaintiffs also filed an administrative action with the Federal Aviation Administration challenging the board\u2019s right under several FAA regulations to operate a single FBO at the airport.\u00a0The FAA ruled in the board\u2019s favor on all points earlier this year.