Touching Bases: Van Nuys looking at stagee 2 phase-out

 - June 3, 2009, 11:06 AM

Los Angeles Worlds Airports (LAWA) first proposed phasing out jets that meet Stage 2 noise restrictions at Van Nuys Airport in 1990. According to NBAA, new efforts by LAWA to implement that phase-out must be subject to FAA review or approval because too much time has passed since the proposal was originally floated in 1990. While LAWA believes that the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 allows it to move forward with the phase-out, “LAWA’s factual justifications for the proposal are flawed,” said NBAA, adding, “The phase-out would eliminate an average of only five operations per day, and the evicted aircraft would relocate to other airports in the Los Angeles area, resulting in an overall increase in noise and emissions for the region.” More information is available at: www.nbaa.org/airports/vny.