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Sherman Oaks residents brace for possible new Burbank flight noise

Nearby residents are concerned new flight paths could mean more noise
Nearby residents are concerned new flight paths could mean more noise
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Twenty-one Southern California airports now use more precise satellite-guided flight paths under a new FAA program that was completed this year.  But newly proposed updates to two routes out of Burbank are raising concerns in Sherman Oaks.

Two flight paths from one Burbank Airport runway are being changed. It’s meant to better separate planes that are flying out of Burbank from planes arriving at a second runway. The change is also meant to avoid planes coming into LAX from the south.

The change will send planes over the mountains south of Sherman Oaks.

Sherman Oaks used to get more noise from Burbank Airport, however, changes in recent years have reduced the noise footprint, according to airport reports. People who live in Sherman Oaks have been contacting the office of Rep. Brad Sherman with concerns that aircraft noise could increase under the updated flight paths, said his spokesman Shane Seaver.

The congressman plans to speak with the FAA on Wednesday, he said.