May 26, 2004
Jackson Bell Advocates of a mandatory nighttime curfew at Bob Hope Airport received a blow this week when Federal Aviation Administration officials concluded that banning nighttime flights would break the law. But Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority officials, who received a letter Monday from the FAA stating the agency's position on curfews, also learned that the FAA is willing to discuss other ...
October 23, 2003
Molly Shore Nighttime flights at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport have dropped to their lowest totals since the 1980s, and officials credit ongoing communication with airline carriers for a 97% compliance with a voluntary curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. A new report issued by the airport showed only three scheduled airline departures before 7 a.m. Because of the time it takes a plane to move from the terminal gate...
April 29, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Business jet operations are expected to grow more than originally projected at the airport, consultants conducting the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority's Part 161 Study reported at a recent meeting. The study, which started in July 2000, is an in-depth noise analysis, required by the Federal Aviation Administration before it will consider approving a mandatory curfew on flights. That agency alone can issue such curfews, which has raised legality questions for Measure A -- passed by Burbank voters in October -- because it sets such caps.
November 8, 2000
Once again, an airline's desire for greater traveling convenience has come into conflict with public opinion and, once again, public opinion has won out. It may be that United Airlines didn't fully understand what it was getting itself into when it announced it was adding a six-day-a-week flight that would arrive in Burbank at 11:15 p.m. -- an hour and 15 minutes past the airport's voluntary 10 p.m.-7 a.m. curfew....
October 18, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are enforcing changes to the city's juvenile truancy and curfew laws, although they say the changes primarily involve exceptions to the rules. "It's the same ordinance, just with the exceptions, which were never in writing," Police Sgt. Rick Young said Friday. The exceptions, which were largely permitted by officers although not officially on the books, include truancy allowances for medical treatments and school-approved off-campus activities, Young said.
September 4, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Instead of speaking up at any of Burbank Airport's recent public-input sessions, Mayor Bill Wiggins outlined the city's position on a nighttime curfew in a letter. The letter, sent Thursday to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority President Carl Meseck, was the first act by Burbank to have its voice heard in the push for a binding curfew. "The listening sessions were for the public," Wiggins said shortly after the letter was released.
May 20, 2000
Will Rogers In an exclusive interview in Washington, D.C., Jane Garvey, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, told me Friday that her agency is "willing to work with, to look at and to expedite a Part 161 review," the process required before a curfew can be implemented at the Burbank Airport. That last part, about expediting the process, is a significant development growing from Friday's meeting at the FAA's Washington, D.C. headquarters between Burbank city officials, airport officials, and Garvey and her top staff.
May 5, 2000
Robert Blechl BURBANK -- Mornings just got noisier for some Burbank residents after three daily United Airlines flights began violating the airport's voluntary curfew Thursday, airport officials said. The daily violations will continue for one month. Flights will be arriving from and departing to San Francisco International Airport after the 10 p.m. curfew. The incoming flights will be at 10:09 p.m. and 10:59 p.m. and the departing flight at 10:17 p.m. Airport spokesman Victor Gill said United's schedule will continue until June 8. After that time, he said, all United flights will comply with the curfew.