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Night Flight Ban At Burbank Airport Considered

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Burbank Airport is currently taking comments as part of proposal to ban night flights at the airport. Via their web site: "As proposed, the curfew would prohibit all aircraft takeoffs and landings between 10 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. at Bob Hope Airport, and would be enforced by an escalating series of fines for repeated violations." According to the Glendale-News Press, the curfew is getting support, and at a meeting last night at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, locals spoke out in favor of the ban. But since flights will be diverted to other airports including Van Nuys Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, there is concern among opponents of the curfew that those neighborhoods will be negatively impacted by the increase in air traffic. Meanwhile, somehow this proposed curfew has required eight years of studies and cost more than $6 million. UPDATE: Originally, the post noted the airport is expanding. It's not. Curbed was referring to the movement of parking lot A to the north---which happened at the end of 2007--and to the new taxiway, which opened on May 5th. But per a spokesman for the Burbank airport, the airport hasn't expanded.
· Airport curfew gaining favor [Glendale News-Press]
· Addressing Nightime Aviation Noise [Burbank Airport]