Anderson argued he was a victim of age discrimination. He says the board violated his First Amendment rights by terminating him for speaking to the media regarding a runway extension.
The board says Anderson lied when confronted about who gave information to news media about a runway expansion. The board also denied age was a factor.
Anderson was 64 when he was fired in 2009.
In a ruling earlier this month, U. S. District Judge Mike Mills says Anderson did not prove his firing was illegal on either claim.
Anderson’s appeal has been filed in the 5th U.S. District Court of Appeals in New Orleans.