Federal officials reject restrictions on night flights at Bob Hope Airport - LA Times
Federal officials dealt a blow to a decades-long fight to restrict nighttime flights at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.
The Federal Aviation Administration rejected a request by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for a curfew. The FAA found that a curfew "was not reasonable"’ because it would "create an undue burden on commerce" and negatively effect the national air transportation system. It also said other alternatives are available for dealing with noise.
Website Editor: Burbank's unsuccessful effort to obtain an exemption under the Airport Noise and Capacity Act illustrates the hollow nature of suggestions made during the El Toro debate that such curfews might be possible at El Toro.