Airport authority seeks extensive noise limits at VNY

AINonline
January 30, 2007, 5:29 AM

Van Nuys Airport, Calif., the busiest general aviation airfield in the world and already subject to a noise curfew applicable to Stage 2 and “noisier” Stage 3 airplanes, is now the target of an “attempt to implement multiple proposed noise and access restrictions,” according to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the operating authority for VNY. Last month LAWA embarked on an FAR Part 161 study to “support efforts to seek restrictions [at LAX and VNY] from the federal government on future noise generation and aircraft operations.” A successful Part 161 study would give LAWA the authority to implement harsh noise restrictions, overriding federal preemption. The goal for Van Nuys, said LAWA, involves adopting seven noise control measures, “ranging from monetary fines [presumably at higher rates and with more enforcement power than are already in effect] for violation of noise-abatement policies to a possible future cap or phase-out of helicopters.” Business aircraft operators will have plenty of time
to comment on any of the provisions, as the airport authority anticipates that the Part 161 study for LAX and VNY will take “from three to five years” to complete.

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