The Los Angeles City Council voted on February 26 to ban Stage 2 aircraft from operating at Van Nuys (Calif.), phasing out these noisier jets over the next six years. The ban immediately affects aircraft generating more than 85 decibels and lowers the decibel limit in stages in 2011 and 2014. In 2016, any aircraft noisier than 77 decibels will be banned from using Van Nuys.
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Tenants at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California are upset that their rental rates keep increasing while the California economy continues to deteriorate, airport businesses close or move away and operations at the airport decline.
FBO chain Castle & Cooke Aviation has signed a 30-year lease at Van Nuys Airport in southern California with Los Angeles World Airports, which confers full-service FBO status to the company. Castle & Cooke has offered hangar space at Van Nuys for 30 years, and has had its own fuel farm, but until the recent agreement wasn’t allowed to sell fuel to transient customers.
On Friday, the FAA rejected the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s application for a nighttime noise curfew. The airport spent more than $7 million applying for permission to restrict nighttime operations under FAR Part 161, submitting a completed application on May 29.
The application by the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) to establish a nighttime noise curfew for Stage 3 aircraft at Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Southern California is complete, the FAA said. 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.
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.
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.
On Friday, the City of Santa Monica’s longstanding effort to ban category C and D aircraft from operating into Santa Monica Airport was again blocked, this time by an FAA hearing officer who ruled on the FAA Part 16 dispute between the city and the FAA.
The Burbank-Glendale Airport Authority last month delivered to the FAA the first-ever application for airport access restrictions that would apply to Stage 3 aircraft. The authority spent eight years and $6.5 million on the application, including submitting a preliminary workup in 2003 to solicit intermediate guidance from the FAA.
Yesterday the Burbank-Glendale Airport Authority delivered to the FAA the first-ever application for airport access restrictions that would apply to Stage 3 aircraft. “No other airport has completed a Part 161 noise restriction study,” said airport spokesman Victor Gill.