SAN JOSE -- Atlantic Aviation on Thursday sued San Jose, seeking to rescind the city's recent decision to award a 50-year lease agreement to Signature Flight Support to build an $82 million facility on the west side of Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The Signature facility will cater to private and corporate jets, including the growing fleet owned by top Google executives.

The City Council last month unanimously denied an appeal by Atlantic to halt the deal with Signature. In its appeal, Atlantic said that San Jose erred when it decided Atlantic's bid didn't fulfill requirements of the bidding process.

This time, Atlantic alleges that the project violates the California Environmental Quality Act, the airport's master plan, safety standards, planning law, Atlantic's business, as well as the city's municipal code.

Atlantic is seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the city and Signature from proceeding with the project pending a court decision on its lawsuit.

The San Jose City Attorney's office had no comment.



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