FAA To Decide Burbank Noise Curfew Fate by November 1

 - June 25, 2009, 12:01 PM

The FAA has acknowledged that the application by the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) to establish a nighttime noise curfew for Stage 3 aircraft at Bob Hope Airport in Southern California is complete. This means that the clock has started ticking on the agency’s 180-day review period and that the FAA will approve or deny the proposed mandatory noise curfew on or before November 1, according to the FAA. To approve the BGPAA application the FAA must determine that the curfew is reasonable, nonarbitrary and nondiscriminatory; does not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce; maintains safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace; and does not create an undue burden on the national aviation system. An earlier comment on the curfew proposal by Burbank FBO Million Air cited potential annual losses of $800,000 in fuel gross profit and $150,000 per year in ramp fees and other services, as well as loss of current based tenants to other airports. The public can submit final comments about the proposal until July 22.