PRESS RELEASE - Hollywood Burbank Airport and Van Nuys Airport Hold Fifth Joint Noise Task Force Meeting

01/15/2020 12:00 PM

BURBANK, Calif., January 15, 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

  • HMMH, Task Force facilitator, stated they began to evaluate recommendations proposed by community groups and Task Force members to determine their feasibility
  • Clark Desing, Director, Western Service Center for the FAA, directly responded to questions received at previous Task Force meetings and answered clarifying questions
  • Community groups representing residents from the San Fernando Valley made presentations, including Burbank For Quiet Skies, Parents of LAUSD Students, Save Coldwater Canyon and Valley Village Homeowners Association

"Thank you to the community groups who presented this evening and made recommendations. The Task Force was designed to be an inclusive process, and we welcome feedback from all communities involved as we work to develop feasible and safe recommendations for departure procedures from Hollywood Burbank and Van Nuys Airports," said Task Force Chair, City of Burbank Councilmember Emily Gabel-Luddy

The official bylaws document and agenda items from this meeting can be found on the BUR website or on VNY website. The sixth Task Force’s meeting will be held on February 19, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport.


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