PRESS RELEASE - Hollywood Burbank Airport and Van Nuys Airport to Host Sixth Joint Noise Task Force Meeting

02/19/2020 12:00 PM

BURBANK, Calif., February 19, 2020 – The Southern San Fernando Valley Airplane Noise Task Force (Task Force) – a group formed to collaboratively address community concerns regarding aircraft noise resulting from planes departing from Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). The Task Force’s objective is to hear community and industry experts’ proposals and provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with recommendations on aircraft departure operations.

Meeting Highlights

  • Federal representatives presented on potential legislative solutions to address noise complaints
  • HMMH, a third-party environmental and transportation analysis firm and Task Force facilitator, provided analysis on the feasibility of recommendations proposed by community groups and Task Force members
  • Task Force members asked clarifying questions in preparation for their final recommendations which will be voted on at the next meeting

“As we near the end of the Task Force process, we are working expeditiously to provide analysis of all proposals to assist Task Force members as they vote on a final set of recommendations to provide the FAA.” said Eugene M. Reindel, Vice President, Director of Aviation Services of HMMH. “We appreciate everyone’s participation which has been invaluable to this process.”

The official bylaws document and agenda items from this meeting can be found on the BUR website or on VNY website. The Task Force’s final meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport.


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