Patt Morrison for November 2, 2009

Bob Hope Airport loses its bid for noise-free nights

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It’s been a decades-long fight in the east San Fernando Valley—noise from airplanes heading into Bob Hope Airport in Burbank have tormented residents in the flight path, while commerce interests want to hang onto their profitable night-time flights. The FAA dealt what could be the final blow this morning to efforts to establish a permanent curfew on nigh-time flights. Did business trump ordinary residents in the airport fight?

It’s been a decades-long fight in the east San Fernando Valley—noise from airplanes heading into Bob Hope Airport in Burbank have tormented residents in the flight path, while commerce interests want to hang onto their profitable night-time flights. The FAA dealt what could be the final blow this morning to efforts to establish a permanent curfew on nigh-time flights. Did business trump ordinary residents in the airport fight?

Guests:

Ian Gregor, FAA spokesman

Victor Gil, director of public affairs & communications for the Bob Hope Airport


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