Burbank curfew plan moves ahead

 - July 7, 2008, 9:45 AM

The comment period for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s plan to impose a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew on Bob Hope Airport ended on June 13. The next step, according to the authority, is to submit a formal application for the curfew to go forward, but the application has been delayed and will be rescheduled at an unspecified later date. If Burbank’s proposal to impose the nighttime curfew is enacted, this would be the nation’s first imposition of curfew restrictions on Stage 3 jets. The airport has been working on the curfew plan since 2003. In a 73-page submission about the Burbank curfew, NBAA said the curfew: would be unreasonable, arbitrary and highly discriminatory; would create an undue burden on interstate and foreign commerce; could compromise the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace; violate grant assurances; and create and undue burden on the national air transportation system.