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Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Submits Application to FAA for Full Nighttime Curfew at Bob Hope Airport

On February 2, 2009, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted unanimously to submit an application to the FAA to ban flights at Bob Hope Airport between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.  All commercial, cargo, and private flights—except military, emergency, and medical flights—would be affected by the curfew.  The application states that the curfew could realize $67 million in benefits as opposed to $48 million in costs.  The application represents the first time an airport sponsor has applied for a full nighttime curfew under FAR Part 161.  The application is the result of an 8-year, $6 million study to solve the noise problem around Bob Hope Airport.  The FAA has one month to determine whether the study is complete and six months to decide whether or not to approve the curfew.  To view the application online, visit the City of Burbank's website, and click on the link to the Airport Authority.