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September 7, 2012
Van Nuys Airport, one of the busiest general aviation centers in the country, will receive an $18.4-million federal grant to reconstruct and replace its main runway, government officials announced Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration funds will pay for rehabilitating the entire 8,000-foot runway, which has several key sections that have become severely worn and cracked. “This funding will help improve Van Nuys Airport's infrastructure and will keep aircraft moving safely and efficiently,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
THE818NOW
February 9, 2012
Clay Lacy, a veteran pilot, air race champion and aviation entrepreneur who introduced the first corporate jet service in the western United States, received the Howard HughesMemorial Award Wednesday night from the Aero Club of Southern California. Lacy, 79, a prominent figure at Van Nuys Airport whose career has spanned almost  60 years, was presented the club's highest honor at a banquet in downtown Los Angeles. The award places Lacy in the ranks of other famous Hughes recipients such as Jack Northrop, Jimmy Doolittle,  Chuck Yeager, Ed Heinemann, Neil Armstrong, Burt Rutan and Bob Hoover.
THE818NOW
April 11, 2012
A business dispute between two aviation companies at Van Nuys Airport is threatening emergency helicopter flights for injured and severely ill children from around Southern California to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The disagreement could result in flight delays or even cancellations, according to executives at Helinet Aviation, which owns and operates 15 helicopters at the airport. Flights carrying donated organs for transplantation could also be affected, Helinet executives said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | November 5, 2008
GLENDALE — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted Monday to oppose a proposed plan to phase out older, noisier airplanes from Van Nuys Airport, citing concerns that the planes will be sent to Bob Hope Airport. Authority members argued that the draft Environmental Impact Report regarding the Van Nuys Airport Noisier Aircraft Phaseout Project “vastly understates” the number of noisier Stage 2 airplanes that would be sent to Bob Hope Airport in attempt to set a daytime curfew for the older planes, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
NEWS
April 16, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- A celebration of 1,700 years of Christianity by area Armenians will be heightened by a special visit from His Holiness Karekin II, catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. Karekin II is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles Thursday, May 10, and will stay through Monday, May 14. He will visit Glendale on May 11. Karekin II is scheduled to deliver a "bread, water and salt" blessing at Van Nuys Airport upon his arrival in the Southland, followed by remarks from Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church.
BUSINESS
By Veronica Rocha | January 22, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority unanimously approved a $44,500 contract with a communications firm to inform the public through presentations, meetings and advertisements about the Bob Hope Airport’s efforts to obtain a nighttime curfew for all flights. Cooper Communications also will have to inform the public that the airport would support a similar nighttime curfew at the Van Nuys Airport, Communication Firm President Martin Cooper said at Wednesday’s authority meeting.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | April 3, 2009
A dream of flying is the primary passion for this week’s CV Sun All-Star; however, dedicated future pilot Nick Mousseau is an exceptional youth in a variety of ways. Mousseau, 13, is an eighth grader at Holy Redeemer School in Montrose. He will turn 14 years old on April 16. “Nick has maintained his grades and is good in academics, he always shows a good level of interest in class and is an all around good kid,” said Cathi Garcia, science teacher at Holy Redeemer School.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 8, 2008
VAN NUYS ? A noise-reducing measure introduced by officials at Van Nuys Airport could shift nearly 200 flights each year to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank if a plan to phase out noisier air crafts in Van Nuys is adopted. An environmental review detailing the proposed ordinance was publicly introduced Tuesday in the Van Nuys FlyAway conference room, where scores of informational bulletin boards were displayed in the second-story room across from the airport. If approved, the plan would ground all planes louder than 85 decibels from arriving or departing at Van Nuys Airport in the first quarter of 2009.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | May 13, 2008
AIRPORT DISTRICT — A proposed curfew that would ban late-night and early-morning flights at Bob Hope Airport has enjoyed widespread support throughout Burbank and the region, officials said Monday. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, which is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to accept a ban on arrivals and departures at Bob Hope from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., has received 166 responses during the ongoing public comment period. More than 120 of those support the proposed ban, while 33 have spoken out against the measure.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 7, 2010
Responding to noise concerns across the San Fernando Valley, leaders at Bob Hope Airport directed officials to seek agreements with helicopter operators that call for advance notice of training operations. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday approved an operating agreement with Van Nuys-based Briles Wing and Helicopter Inc. to conduct operations at Bob Hope Airport. Helicopter training operations differ from those of fixed-wing aircraft because they take place quickly, resulting in repeated flights at short intervals and at low altitude over the same nearby houses, airport officials said.
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NEWS
September 7, 2012
Van Nuys Airport, one of the busiest general aviation centers in the country, will receive an $18.4-million federal grant to reconstruct and replace its main runway, government officials announced Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration funds will pay for rehabilitating the entire 8,000-foot runway, which has several key sections that have become severely worn and cracked. “This funding will help improve Van Nuys Airport's infrastructure and will keep aircraft moving safely and efficiently,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
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THE818NOW
April 11, 2012
A business dispute between two aviation companies at Van Nuys Airport is threatening emergency helicopter flights for injured and severely ill children from around Southern California to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The disagreement could result in flight delays or even cancellations, according to executives at Helinet Aviation, which owns and operates 15 helicopters at the airport. Flights carrying donated organs for transplantation could also be affected, Helinet executives said.
THE818NOW
February 9, 2012
Clay Lacy, a veteran pilot, air race champion and aviation entrepreneur who introduced the first corporate jet service in the western United States, received the Howard HughesMemorial Award Wednesday night from the Aero Club of Southern California. Lacy, 79, a prominent figure at Van Nuys Airport whose career has spanned almost  60 years, was presented the club's highest honor at a banquet in downtown Los Angeles. The award places Lacy in the ranks of other famous Hughes recipients such as Jack Northrop, Jimmy Doolittle,  Chuck Yeager, Ed Heinemann, Neil Armstrong, Burt Rutan and Bob Hoover.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 7, 2010
Responding to noise concerns across the San Fernando Valley, leaders at Bob Hope Airport directed officials to seek agreements with helicopter operators that call for advance notice of training operations. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday approved an operating agreement with Van Nuys-based Briles Wing and Helicopter Inc. to conduct operations at Bob Hope Airport. Helicopter training operations differ from those of fixed-wing aircraft because they take place quickly, resulting in repeated flights at short intervals and at low altitude over the same nearby houses, airport officials said.
FEATURES
By Ruth Longoria | April 3, 2009
A dream of flying is the primary passion for this week’s CV Sun All-Star; however, dedicated future pilot Nick Mousseau is an exceptional youth in a variety of ways. Mousseau, 13, is an eighth grader at Holy Redeemer School in Montrose. He will turn 14 years old on April 16. “Nick has maintained his grades and is good in academics, he always shows a good level of interest in class and is an all around good kid,” said Cathi Garcia, science teacher at Holy Redeemer School.
BUSINESS
By Veronica Rocha | January 22, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority unanimously approved a $44,500 contract with a communications firm to inform the public through presentations, meetings and advertisements about the Bob Hope Airport’s efforts to obtain a nighttime curfew for all flights. Cooper Communications also will have to inform the public that the airport would support a similar nighttime curfew at the Van Nuys Airport, Communication Firm President Martin Cooper said at Wednesday’s authority meeting.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | November 5, 2008
GLENDALE — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted Monday to oppose a proposed plan to phase out older, noisier airplanes from Van Nuys Airport, citing concerns that the planes will be sent to Bob Hope Airport. Authority members argued that the draft Environmental Impact Report regarding the Van Nuys Airport Noisier Aircraft Phaseout Project “vastly understates” the number of noisier Stage 2 airplanes that would be sent to Bob Hope Airport in attempt to set a daytime curfew for the older planes, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 15, 2008
GLENDALE — Bob Hope Airport, hoping to better suit the needs of modern travelers, is considering offering free high-speed Internet. But the plan could be derailed by a struggling economy and sagging passenger figures. At the Oct. 6 Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority meeting, Commissioner Carl Povilaitis asked staff members to research the viability of providing free Internet throughout the airport, including the legal ramifications of terminating contracts with the three current providers.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 8, 2008
VAN NUYS ? A noise-reducing measure introduced by officials at Van Nuys Airport could shift nearly 200 flights each year to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank if a plan to phase out noisier air crafts in Van Nuys is adopted. An environmental review detailing the proposed ordinance was publicly introduced Tuesday in the Van Nuys FlyAway conference room, where scores of informational bulletin boards were displayed in the second-story room across from the airport. If approved, the plan would ground all planes louder than 85 decibels from arriving or departing at Van Nuys Airport in the first quarter of 2009.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 7, 2008
BURBANK — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority tacked on another work order Monday to its Part 161 application that would enact the nation’s first nighttime ban on noisier planes. If the Federal Aviation Administration approves the ban — which would prohibit landings or departures between 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Bob Hope Airport — it would be the first of its kind to ground Stage 3 planes, which feature noisier technology than most of today’s modern aircraft.
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