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Burbank Bob Hope Airport Launches Customer Loyalty Program

BURBANK, Calif., July 26, 2013 — Burbank Bob Hope Airport today launched a customer loyalty program powered by Thanks Again, LLC. Bob Hope Airport is the first airport in California to launch a direct, airport-wide partnership with the Thanks Again program and joins a network of over 170 other airports offering members airline miles or hotel points for their on-airport purchases. Thanks Again will be exclusive to Burbank amongst L.A. Basin Airports for one year.

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Airport Authority Commission Elects Burbank Commissioner Susan Georgino as President for the Coming Year

BURBANK, Calif., July 1, 2013 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority Commission for a one year term from July 2013 through June 2014. The Commission elects officers each July.

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Airport and City Join to Reach Out to Film Location Scouts

BURBANK, Calif., June 25, 2013—Burbank Bob Hope Airport and the City of Burbank partnered to sponsor a filming open house earlier this month in a bid to attract more location film shoots in the city and at the Airport. Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy and Airport Executive Director Dan Feger welcomed over 60 location scouts and managers and for a behind-the-scenes tour, where they were allowed to take photos of the Airport and its surroundings.

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Upcoming I-5 Closures May Affect Motorists Traveling to Burbank Bob Hope Airport

BURBANK, Calif., May 28, 2013—Travelers driving to Burbank Bob Hope Airport from the north San Fernando Valley in early June may be affected by full closures by Caltrans of the I-5 Freeway north of the I-5/SR-170 interchange the nights of Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 8. Motorists are advised to take these closures into account if they plan on arriving at or departing from the Airport on these dates. Caltrans has designated detours for the closures.

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Authority Approves Marketing Agreement With IMG College, LLC

BURBANK, Calif., May 14, 2013 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has approved a marketing agreement with IMG College, LLC that will link the Burbank Bob Hope Airport with UCLA Athletics and designate the Airport as the “Official Airport of the Rose Bowl Stadium.” IMG College is the official marketing representative of UCLA Athletics and the Rose Bowl Operating Company. The Authority approved the execution of a three-year marketing agreement effective May 15, 2013 totaling $309,000. The Authority has an option for one two-year extension after the first three years.

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Burbank Bob Hope Airport Kicks Off Summer Promotions

BURBANK, Calif., May 7, 2013 — The Burbank Bob Hope Airport is currently promoting two opportunities for travelers to win big and save money.

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Seaport Airlines Announces Service From El Centro/Imperial, CA to Burbank Bob Hope Airport

BURBANK, Calif., April 30, 2013 – Portland, Oregon based SeaPort Airlines will begin service from Imperial County Airport on May 1, 2013, to Burbank Bob Hope Airport. SeaPort will offer 12 nonstop round-trips per week, flying a nine-seat Cessna Caravan aircraft, and will operate from the Airport’s Terminal A.

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2013 "Tower Banner Student Art Contest" Winners Announced

BURBANK, Calif., March 4, 2013 – The high school student winners of the Bob Hope Airport "2013 Tower Banner Student Art Contest" from Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena Unified School Districts presented their winning artwork at today’s March 4, 2013 Airport Authority meeting. The winners were chosen from 186 entries across all three districts. Joining them were their art teachers and district art coordinators, along with many of the students’ proud parents.

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Airport Authority Commission Elects Glendale Commissioner Rafi Manoukian as President

BURBANK, Calif., January 15, 2013 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, has elected new interim officers to head the Authority Commission. The election followed the resignation of former Airport Authority President and Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden, who assumed office in the State Assembly in December, representing the 41st District.

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Airport Authority Retains Firms to Study Multi-Modal Transit Connections to Bob Hope Airport

BURBANK, Calif., January 14, 2013 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has voted to approve retaining two firms, AECOM, Inc. and STV, Inc., to conduct studies focusing on improving multi-modal transit connections to and from Burbank Bob Hope Airport and to begin planning for potential land uses in and around the Airport, including the B-6 property, site of the former Lockheed Martin “Skunk Works.”

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Burbank Bob Hope Airport Parking Rates For Some Lots to Be Adjusted January 15, 2013

BURBANK, Calif., December 4, 2012 – Daily parking rates for selected lots at Burbank Bob Hope Airport will be adjusted upward by $2 effective January 15, 2013. Rates for other lots will remain unchanged, and Airport patrons will still be able to park at the current $10 per day economy rate in Lot A, located at Hollywood Way and Winona Avenue, one block north of the main Airport entrance.

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Burbank Bob Hope Airport Remains Open Despite Runway Lighting Failure

BURBANK, Calif., November 29, 2012 — Bob Hope Airport is open. However, last night the Airport experienced a failure of the Runway 15-33 edge lighting system and is under repair. Runway 8-26 lighting system is fully operational and is open for arrivals but not departures.

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Burbank Bob Hope Airport Offers Travel Tips for the Thanksgiving Holiday

BURBANK, Calif., November 16, 2012 — Thanksgiving week kicks off the winter holiday travel season, and passengers traveling through Burbank Bob Hope Airport between Friday, November 16 and Monday, November 26 will experience higher-than-normal passenger traffic due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Burbank Bob Hope Airport Personnel to Hold Superstorm Sandy Fundraiser

BURBANK, Calif., November 8, 2012 — On Friday, November 9, the Burbank Bob Hope Airport Police, Fire, Operations, and Maintenance Departments will collect donations to aid Superstorm Sandy relief efforts on the East Coast. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

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Burbank Bob Hope Airport to Launch Six-Month Marketing Campaign

BURBANK, Calif., November 7, 2012 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has approved a $150,000, six-month marketing program that will increase awareness of the Burbank Bob Hope Airport in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.

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Notice of Change in Bob Hope Airport Administration Office Hours Effective October 1, 2012

BURBANK, Calif., September 25, 2012 – Beginning October 1, 2012, the Bob Hope Airport administration office hours will change to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The offices will be closed on weekends and holidays.

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Pile Driving to Commence at Burbank Bob Hope Airport's Transportation Center Construction Site

BURBANK, Calif., September 19, 2012 — On September 20, 2012, prime contractor McCarthy Building Companies will begin the pile driving phase of the construction of Burbank Bob Hope Airport’s Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC). Eight hundred seventy-five piles will be driven between now and the middle of December 2012 to support the above ground structural elements of the RITC.

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Bob Hope Airport Hosts Public Workshop for Airport Noise Exposure Map Update and Status of Noise Compatibility Program

BURBANK, Calif., September 17, 2012 — The public is invited to attend a community workshop on the aircraft noise impact study being conducted by the Bob Hope Airport, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. This is an update to the Airport’s 1998 “Federal Aviation Regulation Part 150 Study,” which evaluates current and future aircraft noise impacts on communities near airports.

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Bob Hope Airport Holds "Fly Back to School" Social Media Contest

BURBANK, Calif., July 11, 2012 — Bob Hope Airport is partnering with Southwest Airlines to host a “Fly Back to School” social media contest from July 11-Aug. 6, 2012. One winner will receive a round-trip ticket, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, to fly back to his or her college or university in the fall. To be considered eligible to win, contestants must be at least 18 years of age, currently enrolled in a college or university, and list the Bob Hope Airport as either their origin or destination airport. Only one entry per contestant is permitted. The winner will be publicly announced on Aug. 14, 2012.

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Airport Authority Commission Elects Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden as President for the Coming Year

BURBANK, Calif., July 2, 2012 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority,
owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority
Commission for a one year term from July 2012 through June 2013. The Commission elects
officers each July.

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April Online Questionnaire Results Echo Earlier Telephone Survey

BURBANK, Calif., June 18, 2012 — Participants in a questionnaire about Bob Hope Airport offered on the Internet April 16–30 to all persons expressed favorable overall attitudes about the Airport and the desirability of a replacement passenger terminal with the same number of gates as the current 82-year-old terminal.

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Airport Authority Awards Construction Contracts for RITC

BURBANK, Calif., May 14, 2012 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today voted to award contracts totaling $81,179,000 to build the first phase of a Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) at Bob Hope Airport that will bring Airport patrons and multiple transportation modes together at a single location with easy access to and from the passenger terminal. The transportation center is scheduled to open in summer 2014.

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Parking Lot D To Close for Construction

BURBANK, Calif., May 1, 2012 — Burbank Bob Hope Airport is closing the entrances to Economy Parking Lot D at the corner of Hollywood Way and Empire Avenue today to prepare for construction of the new Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) set to commence this summer. All vehicles currently parked in Lot D must exit prior to May 15, 2012. Cars remaining in Lot D after May 15 will be relocated to Economy Lot A.

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Aviation Legends to Appear at Bob Hope Airport

BURBANK, Calif., April 5, 2012 — In advance of this year’s annual spring edition of Burbank on Parade, the volunteer organizers of Burbank on Parade and the Bob Hope Airport are holding a press availability—open to credentialed news media only—offering interview opportunities with the two Southern California aviation legends who will serve as grand marshals of this year’s parade: Bob Gilliland and Clay Lacy. The two aviators exemplify the theme of this year’s hometown celebration of Burbank, “The World of Aviation and Its Heroes.”

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Bob Hope Airport Opens Bid for RITC

BURBANK, Calif., March 23, 2012 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority opened bids yesterday for a 21st Century, sustainable intermodal transportation facility that will be among the first of its kind. Bids were competitive and appear to be within budget, allowing the project to receive further consideration by the Authority.

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Bob Hope Airport Holds Emergency Training Exercise Tuesday, March 20

BURBANK, Calif., March 20, 2012 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority along with numerous local agencies will participate in a full-scale emergency response training exercise on Tuesday, March 20, at 9 a.m. at the Bob Hope Airport.  The Airport is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct such an exercise once every three years to test the Airport's readiness in case of a real incident.  The Airport will continue with normal operations throughout the exercise, which is expected to last two hours.

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Joint Session of Burbank City Council and Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Briefed on Results of Bob Hope Airport Public Opinion Research

BURBANK, Calif., March 16, 2012 — A telephone survey of 1,111 registered voters conducted
in February pursuant to the development agreement between the City & Airport Authority indicates
that 92% of Burbank survey respondents have a generally favorable view of the Airport, and a
majority would support a replacement terminal with the same number of passenger gates as the
current terminal that meets current earthquake design standards and current Federal Aviation
Administration airport design standards.

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Burbank City Council and Airport Authority to Hold Joint Meeting on Results of Airport Public Opinion Research

BURBANK, Calif., March 14, 2012 — The Burbank City Council and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will hold a joint meeting March 15, 2012 to receive a report on the results of recent public opinion research regarding Bob Hope Airport. The meeting will convene at 5:00 p.m. in the City of Burbank Community Services Building, 150 N. Third Street, Burbank, CA 91502. Members of the public are invited to attend.

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Bob Hope Airport Hosts Public Workshop for Airport Noise Exposure Map Update

BURBANK, Calif., March 9, 2012 — The public is invited to attend a free community
workshop on the federal noise study being conducted by the Bob Hope Airport, to be held on
Thursday, March 22. This is an update to the Airport’s Noise Exposure Map document
completed in 1998. This document evaluates current and future aircraft noise impacts on
communities near airports. Funding for the noise study is provided by the Federal Aviation
Administration and the Airport Authority.

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2012 "Tower Banner Art Contest" Winners Announced

BURBANK, Calif., March 5, 2012 – The high school student winners and finalists of the
Bob Hope Airport “2012 Tower Banner Art Contest” from Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena
Unified School Districts presented their winning artwork at today’s March 5, 2012 Airport
Authority meeting. Joining them were their art teachers and district art coordinators, along with
many of the students’ proud parents.

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American Airlines Announces Cessation of Burbank Flights Effective February 9th

BURBANK, Calif., January 9, 2012 – American Airlines today informed the management of Bob Hope Airport that it will cease operations at Burbank effective February 9 as part of the airline’s ongoing evaluation of its operation since its bankruptcy filing last November.

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Boy Missing from Bob Hope Airport FOUND

Good Samaritan Citizens Spot Missing Youth in West Hollywood and Phone Information to Burbank Police Dept.

 BURBANK, Calif., October 19, 2011 – A 14-year-old autistic boy who went missing after exiting an aircraft at Bob Hope Airport this morning was found this evening at 5:40 p.m. in a pizza restaurant in West Hollywood. 

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Photos of Missing Boy

October 19, 2011 -- Attached are photos of the 14-year-old autistic boy who went missing today at Bob Hope Airport.

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Consensus Building Process for Airport Future Launched Following Joint Adoption of Development Agreement Extension with City of Burbank

Presentations Scheduled with Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena City Councils to Present Outline of Three-Year Process to Move Forward with Positive Change

BURBANK, Calif., October 18, 2011 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has scheduled presentations to the city councils of the three member cities of the Authority to outline the principles of a collaborative process to be followed over the next three years aimed at achieving a consensus plan for the future of Bob Hope Airport. The outline was first made public at the Airport Authority’s October 3 meeting and will be taken to the city councils between now and November 1.

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Maintenance Workers for Airport Authority Management Contractor Vote to Join Union

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501 Elected to Represent 30 Employees

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Bob Hope Airport Flat Rate Taxi Fare Will Not Be Implemented

The City of Burbank issued a press release September 20, 2011 stating the following:

BURBANK, Calif. (September 20, 2011) – After further review by the Burbank City Attorney’s Office, the action of the Burbank Traffic Commission to implement a minimum fare of $15.50 for all taxi cab rides originating at Bob Hope Airport has been determined to be beyond its authority at this time. 

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City of Burbank Traffic Commission Approves $15.50 Minimum Taxi Fare from Bob Hope Airport

New Minimum Fare Takes Effect September 23, 2011 

BURBANK, Calif., September 14, 2011 - The City of Burbank Traffic Commission has approved a minimum fare of $15.50 for all taxi cab rides originating at Bob Hope Airport effective, Friday, September 23, 2011, comprised of a $13.00 minimum fare plus a $2.50 surcharge.  The new minimum fare structure replaces a rate card comprised of an initial charge of $2.65 for the first 1/9 mile or 37 seconds, a $2.50 airport origination surcharge, plus $0.30 for each additional 1/9 mile or 37 seconds of waiting time and/or traffic delay.

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Airport Authority Votes to Extend 2005 Development Agreement with Burbank; Also Approves Moving Forward on Regional Intermodal Transportation Center Re-Design

Authority Action Clears Way for Burbank City Council to Consider Development Agreement Extension to 2015, Enabling Broad Community Outreach on Airport’s

BURBANK, Calif., August 2, 2011 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has approved an amendment and extension of its 2005 Development Agreement with the City of Burbank from 2012 to 2015 in order to allow the City and the Authority time to conduct broad public outreach aimed at reaching consensus about the future of Bob Hope Airport. The Burbank City Council will also consider the Development Agreement amendment and extension August 16.

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Airport Authority Commission Elects Burbank Commissioner Don Brown As President For The Coming Year

Commissioner Chris Holden of Pasadena Chosen as Vice President; Commissioner Rafi Manoukian of Glendale Named Secretary

BURBANK, Calif., July 5, 2011 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority Commission for a one year term from July 2011 through June 2012. The Commission elects officers each July.

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Metrolink Partners with jetBlue Airways – jetBlue Passengers Ride Metrolink Free To and From Bob Hope Airport

BURBANK, Calif., June 10, 2011 – Metrolink and jetBlue Airways have announced that jetBlue passengers departing from and arriving at the Burbank Bob Hope Airport may ride free of charge on Metrolink on the day of their flight.

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Burbank Centennial Air Parade to Honor Bob Hope Airport - Tower Banner Marks Event

BURBANK, Calif., June 8, 2011 – The City of Burbank Centennial celebration on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 5 p.m. in front of City Hall will include an air parade in honor of Bob Hope Airport featuring McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets and B-25 Mitchell bombers flown by the United States Navy, and a variety of vintage aircraft flying directly over Olive Avenue and Burbank City Hall. The fly-by will take place at approximately 5:45 p.m.

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Airport Authority to Begin Re-design of Regional Intermodal Transportation Center After Initial Bids Exceed Project Budget

Reduced Scope of Combined Rental Car/Bus Transit/Rail Connection Project Needed to Ensure
Successful Re-Bid; Transportation Center Functionality Can Be Preserved

BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2011 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s proposed Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC), offering consolidated rental car facilities, a bus transit level and connections with the Bob Hope Airport Train Station and the Airport passenger terminal, will undergo a re-design in the coming months in order to achieve cost reductions following a first round of bids that exceeded budgeted construction funding.

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Airport Authority Votes to Apply for Extension of 2005 Development Agreement with City of Burbank

Airport Action Follows City Council’s Unanimous Vote to Cooperate in Preparing Development Agreement Extension with Minor Amendments and Enable

BURBANK, Calif., May 3, 2011 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has voted to submit an application to the City of Burbank for a three-year extension of the 2005 Development Agreement between the Authority and the City, including amendments that would permit the City and the Authority to undertake a community outreach process aimed at creating a vision plan for the future of Bob Hope Airport.

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Caltrans Closure of Northbound Hollywood Way Off-Ramp Now Set for April 12

April 6, 2011 -- Caltrans yesterday issued a press release announcing that the closure of the northbound Hollywood Way off-ramp on the Golden State Freeway is now scheduled to take place April 12, 2011 at 9 p.m. The off-ramp will be closed until spring 2012 as part of the I-5 High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Improvement Project.  More information is available at the Caltrans project hotline (855) 454-6335.

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I-5 Freeway Northbound Exit Ramp at Hollywood Way Closed by Caltrans Until March 2012; Lincoln Street and Buena Vista Are Best Alternate Exits to Reach Bob Hope Airport

Airport and City to Seek Detour Signage; Southbound I-5 Off-ramp at Hollywood Way Remains Open

BURBANK, Calif., April 5, 2011 -- Northbound drivers on the I-5 Freeway were greeted with a flashing sign today that the Hollywood Way off-ramp -- a primary artery from the freeway to Bob Hope Airport -- is closed.  The off-ramp for southbound I-5 lanes remains open.  Caltrans closed the off-ramp in connection with an I-5 freeway widening and high occupancy vehicle lane project, and the northbound Hollywood Way exit is expected to remain closed until March 2012.

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Airport Authority Formally Concurs with FAA Finding that Full Compliance with FAA Runway Safety Area Standards at Bob Hope Airport by 2015 is not Practicable

FAA Review Reaffirms that Current Operations at Airport Are Safe; Acknowledges that Constraints on and off Airport Property Prevent Implementation of Standard Runway Safety Areas

BURBANK, Calif., March 9, 2011 – At the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has sent a formal letter concurring with a draft FAA determination that it is not practicable for Bop Hope Airport to comply with FAA Runway Safety Area (RSA) standards in the near future.  The letter will be included in a final determination to be published by the FAA later this year.

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2011 "Tower Banner Art Contest" Winners Announced

BURBANK, Calif., March 7, 2011 – The high school student winners and finalists of the
Bob Hope Airport “2011 Tower Banner Art Contest” from Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena
Unified School Districts presented their winning artwork at today’s March 7, 2011 Airport
Authority meeting. Joining them were their art teachers and district art coordinators, along with
many of the students’ proud parents.

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Bob Hope Airport Reaches Settlement with Lockheed Martin in Groundwater Cleanup Dispute

Airport Authority Will Pay Lockheed $2 Million in Exchange for Lockheed Martin Defending Airport Against All Costs Associated with EPA’s North Hollywood Operable Unit Program

BURBANK, Calif., March 1, 2011 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today announced it has reached a settlement in its federal court action against Lockheed Martin Corporation that sought to compel Lockheed Martin to defend and indemnify the Authority against potential costs for groundwater cleanup at Bob Hope Airport mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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EPA Bid to Tag Airport for Groundwater Cleanup of Defense Contractor Pollution Prompts Increase in Airport Parking Fees

Airport Authority Continues to Fight Effort by EPA to Force Airport Travelers and Airlines to Fund Cleanup for Pollution Not Caused by Airport; One Dollar Increase in Daily Parking Rates to Take Effect February 1, 2011 to Pay for Unbudgeted Legal Costs

BURBANK, Calif., December 6, 2010 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, today approved a $1 increase in daily and incremental parking rates at Airport auto parking lots to generate funds to cover unbudgeted legal fees associated with an action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency naming the Airport as a potentially responsible party (PRP) for groundwater cleanup beneath the Airport. The increase will take effect February 1, 2011.

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Bob Hope Airport Expands Transit Connectivity -- Adds Free Shuttle Service to North Hollywood Metro Station

Three-Month Trial Program Offering Free SuperShuttle Rides to Metro Station Augments Program Begun in July Providing Free Shuttle to Downtown Burbank Train Station

BURBANK, Calif., October 29, 2010 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will begin offering complimentary shuttle van service between the North Hollywood Metro Station and the Bob Hope Airport starting November 1, 2010. The shuttle rides will be offered during a three month trial program to help the Airport evaluate demand for the service. The shuttle rides will be provided free of charge to the passenger under an agreement between the Authority and SuperShuttle. The Authority will pay all of the expenses associated with the program.

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First of Three Winning “Tower Banner Art Contest” Entries Goes on Display at Bob Hope Airport

BURBANK, Calif., September 13, 2010 – The first of three 2010 Bob Hope Airport “Tower Banner Art Contest” winning entries is on display on the main tower façade of the Bob Hope Airport passenger terminal.  The winning entry illustrates the theme “Joy of Flight” in a composition depicting a child blowing bubbles set in a background of airplanes flying overhead and was created by high school seniors Jonathan Echeverri, Mia Jakubczyk, Patrick Justafort and Megan Paschall from the Pasadena Unified School District.

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City of Burbank Approves Development Application for $120 Million Regional Intermodal Transportation Center at Bob Hope Airport

Project Next to Bob Hope Airport Train Station Allows Air, Rail, Bus and Rental Car Travelers to Converge, Facilitates Greater Use of Public Transit, Reduces Airport Environmental Impacts

BURBANK, Calif., August 25, 2010  —  The Burbank City Council has approved development applications submitted by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for construction of a $120 million Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) and associated improvements at Bob Hope Airport.

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Bob Hope Airport Contests Designation as "Potentially Responsible Party" by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Lockheed Groundwater Cleanup Costs

Airport Authority Files Suit to Compel Lockheed to Honor Commitment to Defend Authority in EPA Action

BURBANK, Calif., July 13, 2010 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, is vigorously contesting a recent action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) naming the Authority as a “potentially responsible party” for costs of ongoing groundwater cleanup beneath the Airport.  The Authority originally purchased the Airport from Lockheed Corporation in 1978 and acquired additional parcels of property from Lockheed in subsequent years.

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Airport Authority Commission Elects Glendale Commissioner Frank Quintero as President for the Coming Year

Commissioner Don Brown of Burbank Chosen as Vice President; Commissioner Chris Holden of Pasadena Named Secretary

 BURBANK, Calif., July 8, 2010 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority Commission for a one year term from July 2010 through June 2011. The Commission elects officers each July.

Glendale Commissioner Frank Quintero was elected President.  Commissioner Don Brown of Burbank was elected Vice President, and Commissioner Chris Holden of Pasadena was chosen Secretary.

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Twin Air, Inc. Joins Roster of Helicopter Operators with Agreements to Conduct Training Operations at Bob Hope Airport

Helicopter Operators Agree to Provide Advance Notice of Training Operations; Notices to Be Posted on Airport Website

 BURBANK, Calif., July 8, 2010 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has approved a Helicopter Flight Instruction Operating Agreement with Twin Air Incorporated to conduct operations at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.  Twin Air is based in Camarillo and intends to conduct some of its recurrent pilot helicopter training at the Airport.

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Bob Hope Airport to Offer Free Shuttle Service Between Airport and Downtown Burbank Train Station

Free Service Begins July 1; Airport Hopes to Encourage Use of Alternate Transportation, Especially on Metrolink Antelope Valley Line

BURBANK, Calif., June 23, 2010 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will begin offering complimentary shuttle van service between the Bob Hope Airport and the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station July 1.  The Authority has entered into an agreement with SuperShuttle to provide the service.  

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Moody's Maintains Bob Hope Airport Aa3 Debt Rating

Rating Agency Cites Low Operating Costs, Cash Reserves, Diversified Revenue Streams, and Long History of Stable and Successful Management

BURBANK, Calif., June 17, 2010 — Moody’s Investors Service today announced it is maintaining the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority underlying Aa3 revenue bond rating, citing the Authority’s strong financial track record, strong liquidity position, high debt service coverage, modest debt profile and competitive cost structure, and a long history of stable and successful private management by TBI Airport Management, Inc.

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ABC7 Sponsors Free WiFi at Bob Hope Airport

WiFi Access Will Complement ABC7 HDTV Screens in Terminal for Next Five Years

 BURBANK, Calif., June 16, 2010 – Effective immediately, passengers at Bob Hope Airport will have access to free WiFi throughout the passenger terminal for the next five years under a new sponsorship agreement with ABC7, the West Coast flagship of the ABC television network based in Glendale, California.

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Airlines at Bob Hope Airport Decline to Pursue Contractual Curfew; Commitment to Abide by Current Voluntary Curfew "Remains Solid"

Negotiated Curfew Would Set National Precedent, Airlines Say;
Airport Authority Pledges to Continue Addressing Noise Issues

BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2010 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today pledged to continue efforts to address aircraft noise-related issues at Bob Hope Airport following receipt of a letter from the airlines serving the Airport that they were unable to enter into a contractual agreement that would make the voluntary 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew in effect for the past 30 years binding on the carriers.

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Bob Hope Airport Celebrates 80 Years of Service to Community

Several Hundred Expected at 80th Anniversary Event in front of Airport Terminal;
Commemorative Tower Banner Up for Summer Display

BURBANK, Calif., May 28, 2010 – Several hundred Bob Hope Airport employees will join numerous elected officeholders, government officials and civic and business leaders in front of the terminal building at Bob Hope Airport Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to mark the 80th Anniversary of the Airport, which originally opened Memorial Day weekend of 1930.

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Authority Approves Operating Agreement with Briles Wing and Helicopter, Inc. to Conduct Training Operations at Bob Hope Airport

Concern over Noise Leads Airport Authority to Seek Memorandum of Understanding with Helicopter Operators Calling for Advance Notice of Training Operations

BURBANK, Calif., May 4, 2010 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has approved a Helicopter Flight Instruction Operating Agreement with Briles Wing and Helicopter, Inc., a helicopter services company based at Van Nuys Airport, to conduct operations at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

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American Airlines Ticket Counter Moving to Terminal B April 1st

BURBANK, Calif., March 26, 2010 – In keeping with its ongoing efforts to enhance traveler convenience, Bob Hope Airport will move the American Airlines ticket counter from Terminal A to Terminal B on April 1, 2010. Skycap service will also be available in front of Terminal B.

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Bob Hope Airport Announces Major Inititatives Releated to Nighttime Noise and Ground Traffic/Transportation Issues

BURBANK, Calif.,  March 15, 2010 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today announced its intention to pursue an alternate approach to addressing the issue of meaningful nighttime noise relief, following the rejection by the Federal Aviation Administration last November of the Authority’s Part 161 Study and Application for a full nighttime curfew. The Part 161 Study took eight years and cost more than $7 million.

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Bob Hope Airport Fights Proposed Cuts in Metrolink

Airport Authority Offers Ad Campaign to Metrolink Board to Bolster Ridership

BURBANK, Calif., March 15, 2010 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority took action today to oppose proposed cuts in Metrolink service to the Bob Hope Airport Train Station under consideration by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) at an upcoming hearing April 2.

In a letter sent to SCRRA’s hearing docket, Authority President Joyce Streator challenged the wisdom of cuts that could include the complete elimination of service from Oxnard and Camarillo as well as draconian cuts in service to the Antelope Valley.

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H1N1 Influenza And Pneumonia Vaccinations To Be Offered At Bob Hope Airport

BURBANK, Calif., January 22, 2010 – Bob Hope Airport, as part of its ongoing community outreach, has made arrangements with Torrance-based OnSite Wellness Services, Inc. to offer the H1N1 flu and pneumonia vaccinations to Airport patrons and employees on Thursday, January 28 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, January 29 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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Bob Hope Airport Urges Metrolink to Reconsider Proposed Rail Service Cutbacks to Airport

Airport Authority Says 28 Percent Rollback Would Discourage Developing Rail-to-Air Commuter Market

BURBANK, Calif., December 9, 2009 –  The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will urge the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), operator of Metrolink commuter trains to and from the Bob Hope Airport, to reconsider a proposed 28 percent reduction in the Metrolink trains stopping at the Airport under consideration at a hearing Friday, December 11.

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In Wake of Curfew Denial by FAA, Airport Renews Commitment to Seeking Meaningful Nighttime Noise Relief

BURBANK, Calif., November 16, 2009 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today announced that it will continue to seek nighttime noise relief even though its nine-year federal Part 161 Study and Application for a proposed full curfew at the Bob Hope Airport was denied by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) two weeks ago.

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Bob Hope Airport Partnering with Google to Offer Free Wi-Fi for the Holidays

Free, Unrestricted Internet Access Available in All Terminals from November 10th through January 15th

BURBANK, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 10, 2009 –  Bob Hope Airport and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) are working together to make the holiday season easier for travelers with free, terminal-wide Wi-Fi starting today and running until January 15, 2010.  Anybody in the terminal will be able to log onto the network after they provide an email address, and the network will not block any content.

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Airport Authority Issues Statement on FAA Rejection of Part 161 Study Application for Full Curfew

BURBANK, Calif., November 2, 2009 – Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority President Joyce Streator issued the following statement today upon receipt of correspondence from the Federal Aviation Administration denying the Authority’s Part 161 Study application for a full curfew at Bob Hope Airport:

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Bob Hope Airport Extends Availability of Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations through Mid-October

BURBANK, Calif., October 5, 2009 – Bob Hope Airport and Torrance-based OnSite Wellness Services, Inc. will continue to offer seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccinations to Airport patrons and employees through mid-October, following a successful initial vaccination program in late September.

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Bob Hope Airport Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Regional Intermodal Transportation Center Environmental Document

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for Proposed Project Available in Main Libraries, Airport Administrative Offices and on Airport Website September 23 – October 2

BURBANK, Calif., September 23, 2009 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has opened a 30-day public comment period on an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for a Regional Intermodal Transportation Center at Bob Hope Airport. The project documents are available for review in the main libraries of Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, at the Airport Administrative Offices and on the Airport’s website, www.bobhopeairport.com, through October 23, 2009.

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Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations to Be Offered at Bob Hope Airport

BURBANK, Calif., September 22, 2009 –  Bob Hope Airport, as part of its ongoing community outreach, has made arrangements with Torrance-based OnSite Wellness Services, Inc. to offer seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccinations to Airport patrons and employees on September 24-25, 28-29 and October 1, from 6 a.m. to  9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  The flu vaccine will cost $25 per dose and the pneumonia vaccine will be offered for $45.   

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Airports Council International - North America Honors Bob Hope Airport with Environmental Achievement Award

LEEDS Platinum-Certified Hangar 25 Built by Shangri-La Industries and Avjet Corp. Garners Recognition in Environmental Management Category

BURBANK, Calif., August 24, 2009 – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), whose members include over 400 airports that accommodate over 95 percent of the passenger and cargo traffic in North America, has announced that Bob Hope Airport will receive its 2009 Environmental Achievement Award for Environmental Management at its annual conference in Austin, TX in October.

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Technical Upgrade Underway on FAA Navigational Aids for Landing Aircraft at Bob Hope Airport

Repairs Expected to Be Completed First Week of August; Aircraft Approaching Burbank Airport from West May Fly Slightly Different Path

BURBANK, Calif., July 31, 2009 – Landing aircraft approaching Bob Hope Airport from the west that normally use the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) instrument landing system (ILS) to assist navigation are using alternate facilities while upgrades to the ILS are being performed, according to the FAA. 

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Airport Authority Commission Elects Pasadena Commissioner Joyce Streator as President for the Coming Year

Commissioner Frank Quintero of Glendale Chosen as Vice President; Commissioner Don Brown of Burbank Named Secretary

BURBANK, Calif., July 6, 2009 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority Commission for a one year term from July 2009 through June 2010. The Commission elects officers each July.

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FAA Announces 30-Day Comment Period for Bob Hope Airport Part 161 Study

FAA "Notice of Proposed Access Restriction and Opportunity to Comment" Appears in Federal Register June 22, 2009

BURBANK, Calif., June 23, 2009 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a notice in the Federal Register June 22, 2009 opening a 30-day comment period on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s Part 161 Study and application to implement a nighttime curfew at Bob Hope Airport.  

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FAA Deems Bob Hope Airport Part 161 Study Complete

FAA to Publish Announcement in Federal Register; 
Official 180 Day Review Period Runs to November 1

BURBANK, Calif., May 29, 2009 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has received notice from the Federal Aviation Administration Acting Associate Administrator for Airports, Catherine M. Lang, that the Authority’s Part 161 Study and Application for a Proposed Curfew at Bob Hope Airport has been deemed complete.

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Related Document:

Click here for FAA letter.




Bob Hope Airport Initiates Environmental Review for Proposed Regional Intermodal Transit Center

Project Would Link Airport with Rail Line, Buses, Rental Cars, Cabs and Shuttles While Reducing Street Traffic Congestion — Elevated, Covered Moving Sidewalk Would Link Center with Airport Terminal

BURBANK, Calif., May 18, 2009 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, has retained Ricondo and Associates for a fee of $94,450 to undertake the initial environmental review of a proposed regional intermodal transit center at the Airport that would provide access at a single point for air transport, Amtrak rail, Metrolink rail, buses, and rental cars to converge.

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Bob Hope Airport Will Resubmit Curfew Study to FAA

Airport Votes to Send Revised Document to FAA to Formally Complete Study and Clear Way for Review of Curfew Application

BURBANK, Calif., April 7, 2009 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has directed its consultants to file a revised version of the Authority’s Part 161 Study and Application for a Curfew at Bob Hope Airport to address comments received last month from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following the initial submission of the Study in February.

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Related Document:

Revised Documentation in Support of a NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determination for a Proposed Curfew at Bob Hope Airport" submitted to the FAA May 5, 2009




Bob Hope Airport Launches New Platinum Valet Parking Service

Upgrade from Popular Gold Service to Include Express Drop-off and Pick-up, Guaranteed Covered Parking, Dedicated Attendant and Baggage Handling

BURBANK, Calif., March 30, 2009 — Bob Hope Airport will begin offering customers of its popular valet parking service a new Platinum Valet Service on April 1 that will feature key enhancements, including express drop-off, guaranteed covered parking, dedicated attendant and baggage handling, and express pick-up and cashier service.

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Emergency Drill to Be Held at Bob Hope Airport

Triennial Emergency Response Exercise Set for Thursday, March 26; Simulated Event Will Test Interagency Communication and Response Capabilities

BURBANK, Calif., March 23, 2009 -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority along with numerous local agencies will participate in a full-scale emergency response training exercise Thursday, March 26, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Bob Hope Airport. The Airport is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct such an exercise once every three years to test the Airport's readiness in case of a real incident.

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FAA Notifies Airport Authority that Part 161 Study Is Complete

Bob Hope Airport Part 161 Study Becomes First Application for Airport Access Restriction under Part 161 Deemed Complete by FAA Since Passage of Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990

BURBANK, Calif., March 6, 2009 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has received notice from the Federal Aviation Administration Acting Associate Administrator for Airports, Catherine Lang, in a March 5, 2009 letter that the Authority’s Part 161 Study and Application for a Proposed Curfew at Bob Hope Airport “meets the requirements for a complete application…except for one element of the environmental analysis.” Lang requested supplemental information within 30 days.

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Related Document:

FAA Letter




Airport Authority Adopts Part 161 Study – Submits Application to FAA for Full Nighttime Curfew

First Post-ANCA Stage 3 Restriction Proposed Under Part 161 Passes by Unanimous Vote of Nine-Member Authority; Application Documents Delivered to FAA

BURBANK, Calif., February 4, 2009 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority by unanimous vote on February 2 adopted the Part 161 Application for a proposed curfew at Bob Hope Airport prepared by Jacobs Consultancy, concluding a study process that has lasted over eight years and cost in excess of $6.5 million.

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Related Document:

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions on the Part 161 Study.




Airport Authority to Consider Part 161 Application for Full Nighttime Curfew at Next Meeting

Study and Application Revisions Following 2008 Public Comment Period Gain Airport Subcommittee Support for Adoption and Submittal to FAA

BURBANK, Calif., January 28, 2009 — Bob Hope Airport’s $6 million Part 161 Study and application for a full nighttime curfew from 10 p.m. to 6:59 a.m. moved a step closer to submission to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today when a subcommittee of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority – owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport – recommended that the full nine-member Authority Commission adopt a revised version of the study when it convenes February 2.

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Fog Causes Delays Friday Morning, January 2 – Check Your Airline for Updates

BURBANK, Calif., January 2, 2009 – Commercial airline flights were delayed three hours this morning due to heavy fog. Departures finally began at 9:56 a.m. This entry is being posted at 10:00 a.m. There have been numerous delays and some cancellations. Travelers are advised to monitor their airline's website for further information about specific flights.




Authority Opposes City of Los Angeles Attempt to Shift Daytime Noisy Jets to Bob Hope Airport from V

Van Nuys Attempts to Circumvent Federal Law; Underestimates Number of Noisy Jets that Would Shift to Burbank

BURBANK, Calif., November 3, 2008 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, voted today to go on record opposing the “Van Nuys Airport Noisier Aircraft Phaseout Project,” the subject of a draft Environmental Impact Report currently out for public comment from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).  The Authority will instead support any efforts by Van Nuys Airport for a nighttime curfew identical to the curfew being proposed for Bob Hope Airport.

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Cessna 172 Crashes Near Airport

Four Persons Injured; Airport Operations Not Interrupted

BURBANK. Calif., August 29, 2008 — A Cessna 172 single-engine aircraft with three persons onboard crashed at the intersection of Clybourn Avenue and Valerio Street just west of Bob Hope Airport this evening while attempting to land at the airport.  The incident occurred just before 7 p.m.  There was no disruption of service at the airport.

There were no fatalities involved, but all three occupants suffered injuries, one serious and the other two minor. The serious injury was reportedly to the pilot, and he was transported to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. The other two occupants were taken to Holy Cross Hospital. One person on the ground suffered a minor injury.

The aircraft was reportedly on approach from the north to Runway 15, the north-to-south runway, when it reported fuel problems, turned west and hit a power line and landed upside down on an automobile at 3110 Clybourn Avenue.

Bob Hope Airport Fire Department, Burbank Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department units responded to the scene of the accident.




Authority Names Dan Feger Executive Director of Bob Hope Airport

John Hatanaka Appointed to Senior Deputy Executive Director Post

BURBANK, Calif., August 18, 2008 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today announced the appointment of Dan Feger to the position of Executive Director of Bob Hope Airport, effective immediately.

Authority President Bill Wiggins made the announcement at the conclusion of the Authority’s regular meeting and also announced the appointment of John Hatanaka to the post of Senior Deputy Executive Director, also effective immediately.  Both executives had been serving as the senior managers of the airport on an interim basis since January when former executive director Dios Marrero left the Airport due to illness. He passed away in February.

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New Study Estimates Economic Impact of Bob Hope Airport: $3.9 Billion Per Year and 36,000 Jobs

Airport’s Economic Impact Up Substantially Since 1995 When Last Study Was Done

BURBANK, Calif., June 2, 2008 — Bob Hope Airport is an important engine in the Southern California economy, generating $3.9 billion in total economic output and over 36,000 jobs, according to a new economic impact study released today by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.  This is the first economic study of the Airport’s impact since 1995, when consultants identified total output of $878 million and 17,000 jobs.

“This study gives an updated picture of the Airport since the mid-1990s.  More people are flying for pleasure and personal reasons, and more businesses depend on Airport activity now.  The Airport’s place in the economic vitality of the region has never been more important,” said Airport Authority President Carl Povilaitis.

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Related Documents:

Click here for complete Economic Impact Study.

Click here for complete Passenger Survey/Customer Satisfaction Assessment Report.




Airport Authority Grants FAA Request for 30-Day Extension of Comment Period on Full Nighttime Curfew

Comment Period Had Been Scheduled to Close May 14; Will Now Run Through June 13

BURBANK, Calif. May 6, 2008 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted yesterday to approve a written request from the Federal Aviatioin Administration (FAA) to add 30 days to the public comment period regarding the Authority's proposed application for a mandatory 10:00 p.m. to 6:59 a.m. curfew at Bob Hope Airport.

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Related Document:

Click here for FAA letter.




Airport Authority Posts Part 161 Study Completion Schedule Pursuant to State Variance Decision

BURBANK, Calif. April 28, 2008 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has posted a current Schedule for Completion of its Part 161 Study for a full nighttime curfew at Bob Hope Airport on its website, www.bobhopeairport.com, pursuant to a Variance Order issued by the California Department of Transportation in March.

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Airport Authority Opens 45-Day Comment Period on Full Nighttime Curfew Proposal on March 31

BURBANK, Calif., March 27, 2008 — As part of its long standing commitment to eliminate or significantly reduce nighttime noise, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today announced a 45-day public comment period beginning March 31 and closing on May 14, at 11:59 p.m. regarding its proposed application to the FAA for a mandatory curfew at the Bob Hope Airport from 10 p.m. to 6:59 a.m.

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Related Documents:

Click here for more details on the comment period.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Part 161 Study.




Airport Authority to Agendize Part 161 Application for Full Nighttime Curfew at Next Meeting

Airport Subcommittee Forwards Recommendation for Mandatory Curfew Application in Bob Hope Airport’s Part 161 Study

BURBANK, Calif., March 5, 2008 — A subcommittee of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today recommended that the full nine-member Authority Commission consider a draft application seeking FAA approval of a mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 6:59 a.m. at Bob Hope Airport. The recommendation also includes scheduling a 45-day comment period, a public workshop, and a public hearing on the Authority’s Draft Part 161 Study and the draft curfew application.

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Related Document:

Click here for Executive Summary of Part 161 Application for a Proposed Curfew.

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Airport Mourns Passing of Executive Director Dios Marrero

BURBANK, Calif., February 14, 2008 — Dios Marrero, who had served as executive director of Bob Hope Airport since 1999, died at his home February 13th, his family said today. He was 57.  He had taken a medical leave of absence in January and had undergone cancer surgery in 2007.

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Authority Appoints Dan Feger as Interim Executive Director

Interim Appointment Follows Medical Leave of Absence of Executive Director Dios Marrero; John Hatanaka Assumes Interim Senior Deputy Executive Director Post

BURBANK, Calif., January 25, 2008 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has appointed former Deputy Executive Director Dan Feger to the position of Interim Executive Director of Bob Hope Airport following the decision of Executive Director Dios Marrero to take a medical leave of absence. Feger’s new title takes effect immediately.

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Authority Elects Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis to Head Commission

Povilaitis Succeeds Bob Yousefian as President; City of Glendale Appoints City Manager Jim Starbird to Commission

BURBANK, Calif., December 3, 2007 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, has elected Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis to serve as president of the nine-member Airport Authority Commission. Povilaitis succeeds former Glendale Commissioner Bob Yousefian, who resigned from the Authority in November.

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Authority President Bob Yousefian Resigns from Presidency

BURBANK, Calif., November 12, 2007 – Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority President Bob Yousefian stepped down as president of the Authority Commission at a special meeting of the Authority today. The Authority will go about the process of selecting a new president in December.

*ADDENDUM — Commissioner Yousefian subsequently resigned his seat on the Authority November 13th.

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Authority Elects Officers for 2007-2008 Term

Bob Yousefian of Glendale – President; Bill Wiggins of Burbank – Vice President; Frank Logan of Pasadena – Secretary

BURBANK, Calif., July 16, 2007 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, today elected officers for a new one-year term from July 2007 through June 2008. Glendale Commissioner Bob Yousefian was elected president. Burbank Commissioner Bill Wiggins was elected vice president, and Pasadena Commissioner Frank Logan was chosen secretary. The Authority elects officers once a year at its first meeting in July.

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Skybus Airlines Announces Nonstop Burbank-Columbus, Ohio Flights, Effective May 22nd

BURBANK, Calif., April 24, 2007 — Skybus Airlines will begin nonstop service from Bob Hope Airport to Columbus, OH on May 22nd.

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Airport Mounts Campaign to Make 10th Annual Airport Blood Drive Largest in City

Bob Hope Airport, Hilton Burbank Airport, Yahoo!, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, US Airways Team Up for Two-Day Campaign in August; Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Other Valley Hospitals to Receive Donated Blood

Airline Tickets, Hotel Stays Provide Incentives for Airport and Media Studios North Employee Participants

BURBANK, Calif., August 1, 2006 — The Bob Hope Airport, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, US Airways, the Hilton Burbank Airport and Yahoo! have teamed up with the Media Studios North campus for an Airport community effort to host the city’s largest blood drive the first two days of August to benefit Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and two other Valley medical centers: Providence Holy Cross Medical Center of Mission Hills, and Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center, the home of Grossman Burn Center. The blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 1st and 2nd in the Airport’s Skyroom overlooking the runway.

[Post Script: 87 pints were collected the first day; 66 on the second day, for a total of 153 pints of blood -- Many thanks to all who participated!!]

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Related Document:

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Authority Re-Elects Officers to One-Year Term

Chris Holden of Pasadena – President; Carl Povilaitis of Glendale – Vice President; Bill Wiggins of Burbank – Secretary

BURBANK, Calif., July 10, 2006 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, has extended the term of its current officers for a new one-year term. Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden continues as president. Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis will serve a second term as vice president and Burbank Commissioner Bill Wiggins remains secretary. The Authority elects officers once a year at its first meeting in July.

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New Analysis Updates Airport Benefits to City of Burbank — Total Estimated at $22 Million Annually

Airport-based Tax Valuation of $979.9 Million Tops List of Largest Properties in City, Resulting in $10.8 Million in Tax Revenue to City; Parking Tax, Sales Tax, School and Home Insulation Add to Total

BURBANK, Calif., June 9, 2006 — Newly released analysis compiled by the City of Burbank shows that an estimated $10.8 million in property taxes on assets based at Bob Hope Airport is paid to the City annually. The property taxes form the core of a wider roster of benefits totaling $22 million flowing either to the City or to Burbank residents.

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Authority Enters Final Phase of Federal Curfew Study -- Targets November 2007 Application to FAA

Leigh Fisher Associates to Lead Final Preparation of Part 161 Study for FAA Review in Effort by Bob Hope Airport to Reduce Nighttime Noise

BURBANK, Calif., June 7, 2006 — The Burbank-Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority has awarded a contract to aviation consultant Leigh Fisher Associates to spearhead the completion of the Airport's federal "Part 161 Study" that is aimed at bringing a nighttime curfew to Bob Hope Airport.

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Main Terminal Tower Sports New Look on Memorial Day Weekend 2006

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New Parking Rates Take Effect February 20th

Airport to Return to 2002 Rates to Offset Increased Costs, 
Balance Use of Airport Lots, and Encourage Alternate Transportation

BURBANK, Calif., February 14, 2006 – Bob Hope Airport will return rates for most Airport parking lots to 2002 levels effective Monday, February 20th. The rate change will result in increases for three of the four Economy Lots, but Economy Lot A – the Airport’s largest economy parking area – will remain at the current $7.00 daily maximum in a bid to encourage more patrons to park there and relieve pressure on Lots B, C and D, which tend to fill earlier in peak periods.

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Related Document:

For complete rate sheet, click here.




Heavy Travel Expected for Holidays – Travelers Advised to Arrive Early, Use Alternate Transportation to and from Bob Hope Airport

Airport, TSA, Airlines Issue Tips for Smoother Holiday Travel

BURBANK, Calif., November 18, 2005 — Thanksgiving week kicks off the winter holiday travel season, and this year could be busier than ever at Bob Hope Airport where strong demand for traditional West Coast flights and new nonstop service to the East Coast is drawing more passengers than last year. The passenger count in September was up 20% and there is an 11% increase year-to-date.

“People need to know it’s going to be very busy here, and planning ahead will make a lot of difference in their travel experience,” said Executive Director Dios Marrero.

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Bob Hope Airport Draft Noise Report Unveiled

Preliminary Version Sent for City Comments, as Outlined in Recent Development Agreement; Final Version Due November 20th

BURBANK, Calif., October 26, 2005 — Consistent with the cooperative measures contained in the Development Agreement with the City of Burbank adopted last February, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has forwarded the City a draft report on the progress made by the airport in reducing or mitigating airport noise. The document prepared by the airport’s legal team is to be submitted to the California Department of Transportation as the airport seeks a new variance from the state airport noise standards.

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For a PDF of the complete draft variance application, click here.




Edward B. Skvarna Named Chief of Police

Former Burbank Police Captain Assumes Leadership of Airport Police Department September 1st, Succeeding Steven H. Staveley

BURBANK, Calif., September 7, 2005 — Edward B. Skvarna was sworn in as Chief of Police at Bob Hope Airport in a change of command ceremony September 1st. Skvarna, a retired Burbank Police Department captain, joined the Airport Police Department in April of this year as a lieutenant and assumed the rank of commander in June.

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Airport Police and Fire Departments to Collect Funds for Katrina Relief

Fire Fighter’s Boot to Serve as Collection Basket as Airport Police Officers and Fire Fighters Invite Donations on Friday, September 9th, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Airport Fire Engine Parked in Front of Terminal Will Mark the Spot

BURBANK, Calif., September 7, 2005 – There will be a new use of an Airport fire fighter’s boot this Friday, September 9th, when Airport police officers and fire fighters invite visitors and travelers at Bob Hope Airport to drop donations for hurricane Katrina relief into a boot that will be on display in front of the passenger terminal.

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(Post Script: The "Fill the Boot" campaign September 9th raised $10,245.47.)

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Heavy Parking Demand Expected at Bob Hope Airport Over Labor Day Weekend

New Economy Lot D Adds 480 Spaces, but Lots Continue to Fill

BURBANK, Calif., September 1, 2005 – Bob Hope Airport expects maximum demand for automobile parking over the Labor Day weekend as the airport winds up its busiest summer travel season on record. Holiday travelers are advised to arrive earlier than usual to allow for any delays in finding a parking space, or better yet, they can get a lift to the airport or use shuttle services or taxi cabs.

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Bob Hope Airport Holds 9th Annual Blood Drive

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills to Receive Blood Donations; Bone Marrow and Kidney Donor Screenings Also Available at Event

BURBANK, Calif., August 23, 2005 — Bob Hope Airport will host its ninth annual blood drive on August 26, 2005 in the Airport Skyroom, and the blood collected will be given to two local hospitals, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. Members of the public are invited to join airport employees who traditionally take part in the annual event.

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Authority Elects Officers to One-Year Term

Chris Holden of Pasadena Named President; Carl Povilaitis of Glendale Is Vice President; Bill Wiggins of Burbank Elected Secretary

BURBANK, Calif., July 5, 2005 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, today elected a new slate of officers for the coming year, led by Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden as President, Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis as Vice President and Burbank Commissioner Bill Wiggins as Secretary. The Authority elects officers once a year at its first meeting in July.

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Bob Hope Airport Issues Summer Travel Advisory: Arrive Early and Get a Lift

Busiest Summer Travel Season in Airport’s History Means More Time Needed for Ticketing, Baggage Handling, Security Clearance; Fourth of July Weekend Parking Very Tight.

BURBANK, Calif., July 1, 2005 – Bob Hope Airport today issued a summer travel advisory to encourage alternate transport to the airport and remind travelers to arrive earlier than they normally do. Parking in the airport’s economy lots was already under heavy pressure prior to noon today.

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City Council Approves Airport Development Agreement – Stage Set for Cooperation Over Next Decade

Authority to Consider Approval February 7th; Agreement Means No New Terminal for at Least 10 Years, Joint Effort on Nighttime Noise, OK for Airport Purchase of Adjacent Parking Lot, No Changes in Size of Current Terminal, New Taxiway for East-West Runway

BURBANK, Calif., February 4, 2005 – The Burbank City Council gave final approval on February 1st to ordinances that finalize the terms of a landmark Development Agreement between the City of Burbank and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. A vote by the Airport Authority to consider adopting the same terms is now scheduled for February 7th.

“I am confident this agreement will be approved by the Authority. It marks the beginning of a new era in which the City and the Airport Authority recognize that the key to their mutual interests lies in cooperation,” said Authority President Charles Lombardo.

NOTE: The Airport Authority ratified the final Development Agreement February 7, 2005. 

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Bob Hope Airport Begins Operation of $1.3 Million Electric Charging System For Airline Ground Service Equipment

Southwest Airlines Converting Most of Hope Airport Fleet from Diesel and Gasoline-Powered to Electrified Equipment for Cleaner Air Five Years Ahead of Regional Goal

BURBANK, Calif., January 6, 2005 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today inaugurated a $1.3 million system of 42 battery chargers for electric ground service equipment (eGSE) at all 14 airline gates at Bob Hope Airport.

Southwest Airlines, which offers nearly 70% of all airline flights at the airport, has signed an agreement to convert most of its ground service fleet to new pollution-free equipment that would use the chargers by the end of 2005, and the airline began to use some new equipment immediately following the charger installation.

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Steven H. Staveley Succeeds Michael S. Post as Director of Public Safety

Former Police Chief and State Law Enforcement Official Assumes Oversight of Airport Police and Fire; Director Mike Post Retires After Three-Year Revamping Program

BURBANK, Calif., December 20, 2004 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today announced that Steven H. Staveley, a veteran Southern California law enforcement officer and former chief of police in the cities of Belmont and La Habra, has assumed the position of director of public safety, effective December 10, 2004.

Outgoing Director of Public Safety Mike Post is stepping down after three years at Bob Hope Airport, where he presided over major revisions of the public safety function in the aftermath of 9/11.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Installation of 42 Electric Chargers for Airline Ground Service Equipment Begins This Week

$1.3 Million Clean Air Program Will Allow Airlines to Convert from Diesel and Gasoline-Powered to Electrified Equipment

BURBANK, Calif., October 20, 2004 – Work will commence tomorrow on a 45-day project to install battery chargers for electric ground service equipment (eGSE) at all 14 airline gates at Bob Hope Airport.

Southwest Airlines, which offers nearly 70% of all airline flights at the airport, has signed an agreement to convert to new pollution-free equipment that would use the chargers by the end of 2005, but will begin to use new equipment immediately following the charger installation.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Clean Air Program to Convert From Diesel to Battery-Powered Equipment Set for All Aircraft Gates at Bob Hope Airport

Airport Awards $1.3 Million Contract to Install Chargers for Electrified Airline Ground Equipment; Southwest to Get New Equipment in September, and Other Airlines Likely to Follow Suit in Transition to Electric Vehicles

BURBANK, California, August 30, 2004 - A program intended to install battery chargers for new Southwest Airlines electric ground service equipment (eGSE) at Bob Hope Airport has grown in scope as other airlines have indicated they will also increase the use of battery-operated vehicles.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Bob Hope Airport Holds 8th Annual Blood Drive and Adds Bone Marrow Screening

There Will Be Added Meaning at the Annual Bob Hope Airport Red Cross Blood Drive Later This Month – Mounting an Effort to Save the Life of a Fellow Employee

BURBANK, Calif., August 10, 2004 — The Bob Hope Airport and Southwest Airlines will host a combined bone marrow screening and blood drive on August 27, 2004, in hopes of saving the life of Nick Salazar, who works for Southwest Airlines at the airport. Members of the public are invited to donate blood and/or to volunteer for screening for bone marrow donation.

Salazar was diagnosed with acute leukemia last August. Without a bone marrow transplant, there is little hope that he will survive.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Authority Re-Elects Officers to One-Year Term

President Charles Lombardo of Burbank, Vice President Chris Holden of Pasadena, Secretary Carl Povilaitis of Glendale to Continue in Posts

BURBANK, Calif., July 6, 2004 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today voted to keep its current slate of officers at their posts for the coming year. Burbank Commissioner Charles Lombardo will serve as president for a second term; Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden continues as vice president; and Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis takes up his fourth year as secretary. The Authority elects officers once a year at its first meeting in July.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Airport Authority and City of Burbank Announce Progress in Proposed 'Global' Settlement

Preliminary Terms Would Bar New Passenger Terminal for 10 Years, Permit Development of Limited Aviation Facilities Needed for Normal Operation, and Promote Joint Effort to Address Nighttime Aircraft Noise

BURBANK, Calif., June 23, 2004 — After nearly a decade of legal wrangling and contention over aircraft noise issues and development of facilities at Bob Hope Airport, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority and the City of Burbank have announced that discussions between their two staffs have yielded preliminary terms of a “global” agreement that would set guidelines on Airport development for the next 10 years.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.

Click here to view a PDF of the Draft Agreement as Approved by the Airport Authority October 27, 2004

Note: The Airport Authority approved a series of interrelated documents comprising the proposed Development Agreement on October 27th and forwarded the documents to the City of Burbank for consideration. All documents were included in the Authority Agenda packet, which is published here in its entirety. The documents include Development Agreement, Final Mitigated Negative Declaration, Public Utilities Code Applications and Planned Development Applications. Interested parties should consult the City of Burbank for details of the City review and approval process for the proposed Agreement.

Click here to see a PDF of the Airport Land Use Commission, County of Los Angeles Notice of Public Hearing, Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Click here for a PDF of the Draft Development Agreement Between the City of Burbank and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Relating to the Bob Hope Airport – Draft Dated October 18, 2004 (Note: Some provisions of this draft Agreement are still being negotiated and further revisions are expected prior to consideration of the Agreement for approval by either the City Council of the City of Burbank or the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission.)

Click here for a PDF of the Initial Study released for public comment from September 24 - October 18, 2004

The Authority has issued a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration in connection with the project that embodies the elements of the proposed agreement with the City of Burbank. Public comment is closed as of October 18th. The Authority is now drafting responses to the comments received.

Click here for a PDF of Library Locations for Initial Study

Click here for a PDF of a separate summary sheet of the "Proposed Terms, Development Agreement for the Bob Hope Airport".

Click here for a PDF of more detailed Questions and Answers about the proposed agreement.

Click here to visit the City of Burbank website, where more information on the agreement is posted.




Bob Hope Airport Begins First Pre-School Insulation Project Under Revised Noise Program

Burbank’s ABC School House Is First of Four New Schools Added to Eligibility List to Receive Acoustical Treatment

BURBANK, Calif., January 22, 2004 — Construction began this week to sound insulate a local pre-school as part of Bob Hope Airport’s Noise Compatibility Program.

ABC School House, a two-building pre-school located south of the Airport at 4102 and 4104 W. Victory Blvd., will undergo the $60,000 treatment between now and April. The pre-school will receive custom-designed acoustical double windows, solid-core exterior doors, attic insulation, and central heating and air conditioning. The contractor is Lexus Construction of Tarzana.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Bob Hope Airport and Southwest Airlines Accelerate Timetable for Electrified Ground Equipment

Authority Agrees to Install Chargers; Southwest Agrees to Switch to Electric Equipment Five Years Earlier Than Planned in Bid for Cleaner Air

BURBANK, Calif., January 20, 2004 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today adopted an agreement with Southwest Airlines in which the Authority will install electric charging units at all aircraft gates at Bob Hope Airport by the end of summer, clearing the way for Southwest to convert nearly all of its ground service equipment at the airport from diesel to electric-powered units by 2005.

Southwest carries nearly 70% of the annual passengers at Bob Hope Airport and operates two-thirds of all ground service equipment at the airport.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Public Hearing Set on Revision to Noise Compatibility Program

Additional Land Use Mitigation Would Reduce Potential for Non-compatible Use Adjacent to Airport

BURBANK, Calif., November 6, 2003 -- There will be a public hearing in the Skyroom of the main terminal building at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Thursday, December 11, 2003, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to review a proposed revision to the Airport's Noise Compatibility Program.

The revision would add a land use planning measure to the program to enable the retention by the Airport Authority, for noise compatibility purposes, of certain property adjacent to the Airport that was acquired with federal funds.

Click here to view a PDF of the advertisement for the hearing being published in local newspapers.

Click here to read a PDF of the complete report containing the draft revision (requires Acrobat Reader 5.0). Please allow time for the file to load.




Air Traffic Back to Normal

No Delays So Far Today

BURBANK, Calif., October 28, 2003 – Air traffic control is back to normal today, eliminating the significant delays that occurred Sunday and Monday due to closure of the FAA's Southern California air traffic control facility near San Diego caused by weekend firestorms.

Passengers are still advised to check with their individual airlines for information on specific flights. Website links to all airlines at Burbank Airport are available at the home page of www.burbankairport.com.

Information on all flights to or from Burbank is also available on www.FlightArrivals.com, and a link to that site is listed under the heading "Flight Status" on the upper left corner of the Airport's home page.

Despite numerous delays yesterday, airlines completed nearly all scheduled flights.




Scheduled Airline Flights Achieve 97% Compliance with Voluntary Curfew

Three Pre-7 A.M. Departures Now Leave the Gate at 6:50 A.M. or Later, Increasing Likelihood of Post-7 A.M. Takeoff; No Airline Departures or Arrivals Scheduled After 10 P.M. with Exception of 5:32 A.M. Cargo Arrival

BURBANK, Calif., October 21, 2003 — Scheduled airline departures and arrivals at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport during the nighttime hours of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. have reached the lowest level since the 1980s following a series of schedule changes over the summer and fall months.

A report released to the Airport Authority October 20th shows only three airline departures scheduled prior to 7 a.m. -- 6:50 a.m., 6:51 a.m. and 6:55 a.m. The departure time is when the aircraft pushes back from the terminal gate, and in most instances, taxiing to the north end of the airfield requires enough time so that actual lift-off occurs at 7 a.m. or later.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Lucy Burghdorf Named Manager of Community Relations

Veteran Staffer's New Duties to Broaden Airport Outreach Efforts

BURBANK, Calif., July 25, 2003 — Lucy Burghdorf, an Airport staff member since 1995, has been named Manager of Community Relations, effective immediately. Executive Director Dios Marrero announced Burghdorf’s promotion at the Special Meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority July 24th.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Burbank Commissioner Charles Lombardo Elected Authority Commission President for One-Year Term

Outgoing President Chris Holden of Pasadena Named Vice President; Secretary Carl Povilaitis of Glendale Selected for Third Term as Secretary

BURBANK, Calif., July 7, 2003 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today elected new officers for the coming year, naming Burbank Commissioner Charles Lombardo president, Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden vice president, and Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis secretary. The Authority elects officers once a year at its first meeting in July.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


7 a.m., Monday, June 23, 2003 – Runway Reopened, Operations Normal

The Los Angeles Police Department cleared Burbank Airport for normal operations at 7 a.m. today, after determining that a truck parked nearby and linked by an anonymous tip with a threat of explosives was found to pose no threat.

Runway 15/33 -- the north/south runway that had been closed in the early morning hours due to the incident -- was opened immediately. Runway 8/26 -- the east/west runway -- remained open at all times.

A modest number of departures was delayed and arrivals appear to be running on time. The suspect truck was parked at the north end of the airport, and access to the passenger terminal was not affected by the incident.

Travelers with questions about their flight are advised to check with the individual airline. There is also a Flight Status link on the home page of this website, www.burbankairport.com, that allows up-to-the-minute check-ups on arriving and departing flights.

The Airport Authority has been informed by LAPD that an investigation of the anonymous tip to law enforcement agencies about the truck is underway. It appears the tip may be linked to a trucking labor dispute.




FAA Places Hold on all Burbank Airport Grants Pending Review of Past Federal Grants for Terminal Site

Reconciliation Proposal from Airport Authority on Previous Grants Needs to Be Completed Before More Federal Money Can Flow – Home Insulation Program and Security Project Could Slow

BURBANK, Calif., May 19, 2003 — The Federal Aviation Administration has notified the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority that all federal grant monies now under consideration for allocation to the Airport have been placed on hold until the FAA has completed its review of an Authority proposal to reconcile over $46 million in previous grants used to purchase land for a replacement terminal that has not been built.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Airport History on Display at Burbank Central Library During Month of May

Photos, Models, Mementos Mark 73rd Anniversary of Airport and Centennial of Flight

BURBANK, Calif., May 8, 2003 — Visitors to the Burbank Central Library will have an unusual opportunity to see photos and artifacts associated with the 73-year history of Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport as they enter the library during the month of May.

The exhibit cases at the main entrance have been devoted to the approaching anniversary of the Airport’s grand opening, which occurred May 30 and 31, 1930.  The display is part of the Airport’s ongoing celebration of the Centennial of Flight, an event being observed throughout the U.S. this year.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Emergency Drill Set for Wednesday May 7th – Will Test Agency Response Capabilities

BURBANK, Calif., May 6, 2003 -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport and numerous local agencies will participate in an emergency response training exercise, known as "AIR-EX 2003," Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the Airport.

The Airport will continue in normal operation throughout the exercise.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Airport Lowers Parking Rates in All Lots

Parking Rates Go Lower as New Lot Begins Operation.

BURBANK, Calif., December 17, 2002 -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will lower prices in all Airport-operated parking lots, effective Monday, December 23, due to a surge in airport parking capacity with the imminent opening of a new privately operated parking lot south of the Airport main entrance on Hollywood Way.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Authority Adopts Policy That May Lead To An End Of Efforts To Replace Terminal

November 8, 2002 -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today adopted a policy statement that could lead to an end of efforts to build a relocated passenger terminal.

The statement cites the lack of political and community support for the project as a key factor, as evidenced by the passage of Measure A  -- the so-called ROAR Initiative -- by 58% of the city's voters in 2001.

The measure, which would have required numerous restrictions on airport operations as a precondition to allowing the Burbank City Council to approve a new terminal, was overturned in Superior Court in August.  But the policy notes: "Despite legal defects, the Authority believes Measure A reflects community sentiment."

The statement also sets out that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to provide a "compelling safety pronouncement" about the need for the project and commit to address local community concerns if the project is to be viable.

Authority President Chris Holden recently wrote FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, asking for a more definitive statement prior to the end of the year of the importance the FAA places on the safety parameters of the project.

The current terminal is located over 400 feet closer to the runways than permitted by modern design standards, and relocating to a safer distance was the driving principle behind the proposed project, which has been under discussion over 20 years.

"The FAA's position on this impasse would significantly affect

the Authority's determination of the appropriate course of action," Holden wrote.

The policy statement's final point is that the Authority will now consider options to realize value from the former Lockheed B-6 property which had been the proposed site of a replacement terminal.

The Authority paid $86 million for the property in 1999, but the portion intended for the terminal site is held in trust and is unavailable to the Authority unless the City of Burbank grants permission to use it.

For a complete copy of the Policy Statement, click here.

For a copy of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's December 19, 2002 letter, click here.




Burbank Airport Unable To Meet Year-End Deadline For Security Measures Mandated By Congress

BURBANK, Calif., July 12, 2002 — Building Moratorium Imposed by Burbank City Council and Delay in Court Hearing Over “ROAR Initiative”Paralyze Construction of Facilities for Luggage Detection Equipment and Security Personnel Required for Federal Security Programs




Authority Posts Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration for Terminal Security Enhancement Project

May 9, 2002 -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority approved by unanimous vote at its May 6, 2002 meeting a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration for a Terminal Security Enhancement Project.  The Authority will be accepting comments on the Initial Study prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and the Negative Declaration from May 10, 2002 through June 10, 2002. For details, click on the links below:

Area Summary Table of Space Allocation

Preliminary Schematic Drawings




Airport To Hold Public Outreach Meetings On Status Of Curfew Study

BURBANK, Calif., May 2, 2002 — For a quick check on the status of a flight on the web, try either Trip.com (see FlightTracker, under the Travel Resources link) or FlightArrivals.com.  All of the individual airline websites shown on our Home Page also have flight status links.

Please see entries below for more information on the Aviation Transportation Security Act requirements being implemented throughout this year, as well as summaries of security information for air travelers in general. ---VJG




Statement Regarding Increased Baggage Screening Requirements Effective Friday, January 18, 2002

Pursuant to the Aviation Transportation Security Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in November, airlines at all the nation's airports are required to have a system in place to screen all checked baggage in the United States as of January 18.

There has been much press coverage of the possibility that the increased screening requirements could cause delays in the air travel system when they are implemented.  While the Airport Authority is not involved directly with the baggage screening process, Airport staff has conferred with the airlines at Burbank Airport and has monitored the ongoing discussion and planning efforts leading up to January 18th. Travelers should consider the following when planning their itineraries:

1. The airlines have several tools under the law to accomplish the required screening, and they state they are ready to comply. Their goal is to perform the screening without major interruptions or delays.

2. The five carriers at Burbank Airport are recommending that travelers arrive at the airport between one and two hours in advance of their scheduled departure.

3. Travelers are well advised to build some extra time into their planning, especially if they are traveling during "peak" demand periods, such as the early morning departure flights.

4.  Have all travel documents and identification readily available, and pack simply.

We will try to monitor the on-time performance at Burbank Airport as the system is put into place so travelers will have more knowledge of what to expect, and we will post that information on this website.

For more information on the new screening requirements, click here.





Ample Parking Expected Over Christmas Holiday; Valet Lot Reduced to $13 for Long Weekend

Busy Travel Weekend Likely to Run 10%-15% Below Normal Holiday,Freeing Up Valet Spaces

BURBANK, Calif., December 21, 2001 — If there are Burbank Airport travelers are who have ever wanted to try out the airport’s famous Valet parking service, this is the weekend to do it. The combination of reduced travel since September 11 and the absence of the usual business travel clientele over the long holiday weekend has prompted the airport to lower the Valet rate to $13 per day, down from the normal $20 daily rate.  The airport’s economy lots located off the airport on Hollywood Way and Thornton Avenue cost $9 per day.

“Rather than see people migrate to the remote lot while the Valet spaces remain empty right across from the front door of the airport, we thought we would give travelers an opportunity to try the Valet service out,” said Executive Director Dios Marrero.

The passenger count was down 15% in October and 13% in November, and the Authority expects lower than normal demand for the immediate future, Marrero said.

“It’s still a busy place, and travelers still need to allow extra time for the added security measures they’ll encounter in the terminal, but holiday parking should be very convenient,” he said.

Airport patrons can access a wide variety of travel and airline information at www.burbankairport.com, and the airport broadcasts information on AM 1700.  General tips on airport security include:

The curbside in front of the terminals is restricted to the immediate loading and unloading of passengers.

Be prepared to show proper government issued identification and airline travel documentation.

All passenger baggage is subject to search; no sharp objects, blades or knives are allowed irrespective of length.

Terminal holdroom areas are restricted to ticketed passengers only; authorized exceptions are allowed for unaccompanied minors and the physically infirmed.




L.A. Dismisses Long-Standing Lawsuit Over Airport Planning

Case Was Last Remnant of Los Angeles’ 1993 Challenge to Replacement Terminal EIR; Authority Dismisses Counterclaim Against LAX Master Plan

BURBANK, Calif., December 3, 2001 — In a move that brought closure to eight years of litigation, the City of Los Angeles has dismissed a lawsuit against the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority that began in 1993 as a challenge to the Authority’s environmental impact report for land acquisition and a replacement terminal project.

A Superior Court accepted the EIR for the terminal in 1995 following the addition of a supplemental volume, but the case remained alive as Los Angeles amended its complaint to argue that the environmental impact of a wide variety of potential airport projects should be analyzed as a group in the context of a master plan.  Only one of the projects, a combined fuel storage facility, was constructed.

Last year, the Authority filed a cross petition against Los Angeles, alleging that the master plan EIR for Los Angeles International Airport failed to address impacts resulting from a shift of flights from LAX to Burbank Airport.

“This is an example of a legal case that outlived the circumstances that brought it about in the first place,” said Dios Marrero, executive director of Burbank Airport.  “We were close to a settlement with Los Angeles a year and a half ago.  The city knew the case wasn’t going anywhere, but the issue got caught up in the politics of the city’s mayoral election campaign.

“When Los Angeles abandoned the LAX master plan this year, the Authority decided to simply bow out and dismiss its complaint, and now Los Angeles has decided there is really no controversy to litigate,” he said.

The case was dismissed October 24th.




Michael S. Post Named Director of Public Safety

Veteran Glendale Police Department Captain to Fill Newly Created Position; will Oversee Airport Police and Fire Departments

BURBANK, Calif., November 29, 2001 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today announced the appointment of Glendale Police Captain Michael S. Post, 52, to fill the newly created position of Director of Public Safety, effective December 10th.

Post will be responsible for the administration of the Burbank Airport Police and Fire Departments, a work force totaling 53 persons when fully staffed.  Consolidating the oversight of the two departments under a single director was one of several enhancements to the airport’s public safety program announced in October, based on recommendations by the Authority’s ad hoc committee on security and public safety formed after the attacks of September 11th.

“We are pleased to have an experienced law enforcement officer of Mike’s caliber join us.  The Airport Authority has initiated the process of beefing up our police operation to enhance the security of our facility to the traveling public. Mike brings both professional local law enforcement experience and a background in aviation, an ideal combination for the work we do at the airport,” said Dios Marrero, executive director.

Initial priorities will include bringing training standards for airport police officers into conformance with those required for initial hiring by most municipal departments in California and ensuring that the department is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T).

Airport police are already sworn peace officers and meet standards specified by state and federal law, but their initial training requirements have not been P.O.S.T.-certified. They also receive special aviation law training that municipal officers are not normally given.

The new director will also conduct the hiring of 14 new police officers, bringing the total department up to 34 positions from its current level of 19.  The additional law enforcement presence was mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration following September 11th.

Post is a 28-year veteran of the Glendale Police Department and has been a captain since 1991, where he has been in command of the Investigative Services Division and the Support Services Division, with a staff of 80.  He was active in the establishment of the joint Burbank and Glendale police helicopter facility at Burbank Airport in the 1990s and was the direct manager of Glendale police flight operations.

Post holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Chapman College and a master’s degree in management from the University of California at Pomona. He is a graduate of the Aviation Safety Management Program of the University of Southern California School of Engineering and has completed numerous other law enforcement and military specialty courses.

Post and his wife of 31 years reside in the San Fernando Valley.




Wednesday, November 21, 2001 Update

Curbside check-in is now available for passengers on American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, America West Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

Please refer to previous statements on other security-related measures posted immediately below. You may also listen to a radio broadcast of airport security information on AM 1700 when driving in the vicinity of the airport.




Authority Adopts Public Safety Enhancements -- Combines Oversight of Police And Fire Departments; Adds Officers to Police Force And Augments Training

Airport Police Officers to Receive Training Equivalent to Municipal Departments on Initial Hiring; Force to Grow from 19 to 34 Positions

BURBANK, Calif., October 19, 2001 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has undertaken several key measures to enhance law enforcement and firefighting services at the airport, based on recommendations by the Authority’s ad hoc committee on security and public safety formed after the attacks of September 11th.

The measures include:

  • Establishing the position of Director of Public Safety and consolidating the oversight of the Airport’s Police Department and Fire Department under that position
  • Enhancement of police officer training for new hires and existing officers to levels equal to standards for most municipal departments in California
  • Increasing the Airport Police Department from 19 to 34 positions
  • The Authority directed that recruitment for the additional peace officers begin immediately.  The vote, taken in closed session October 15, was 7-0, with one commissioner absent.

Executive Director Dios Marrero announced the measures and noted that the Authority intends to adjust peace officer salaries in accordance with the increased training.  The adjustments will be negotiated with the Airport peace officers union.

He also emphasized that the training will be certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T), an optional training standard observed by many municipal police departments in the state.  Airport police are already sworn peace officers and meet standards specified by state and federal law, but their initial training requirements have not been P.O.S.T.-certified. They also receive special aviation law training that municipal officers are not normally given.

The new measures stem in part from increased requirements by the Federal Aviation Administration for more law enforcement personnel at airports following the East Coast terrorist attacks.  As an interim measure, the Authority has been augmenting the Airport Police Department with officers from the police departments of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.

The ad hoc committee, which included Authority Commissioners Chris Holden of Pasadena, David Newsham of Burbank and Carl Povilaitis of Glendale, also felt the increased training and salary would enhance recruiting efforts and promote long-term improved safety and security for the traveling public, Marrero said.




FAA Limits Carry-On to 1 PC. Luggage, 1 Personal Item

BURBANK, Calif., Wednesday, October 10, 2001 — The FAA has imposed a new restriction regarding carry-on luggage, limiting passengers to one piece of luggage and one personal item such as a purse, handbag, or briefcase per person.  All other luggage must be checked at the airline ticket counter.  The restriction applies nationwide.




Search Requirement Activated for Cars in Short Term and Valet Lots

BURBANK, Calif., Tuesday, October 9, 2001 — The Federal Aviation Administration has instituted a requirement that all cars using the airport's Short Term or Valet parking lots be searched upon entry to the lot.  Patrons who do not wish to have their cars searched may use Remote Lots A, B, and C where free shuttle tram service to the terminal is available.

Personnel are stationed at the entry to the Short Term lot to conduct the search of each vehicle, which will normally be of brief duration.  Three entrances are operating, and a special queuing area has been created to prevent cars from backing up onto the airport roadway.

Cars dropped at Valet will be searched at the time of arrival.

As always, travelers are advised to check with their airlines for flight specific information, and it is advisable to build in extra time for the added security procedures associated with check-in and security checkpoint clearance.

Travelers can obtain individual airline information from the airline's phone reservation system or website.  All Burbank Airport airline websites are available on our home page.  The toll free phone reservation numbers for the airlines are:

Alaska: (800) 426-0333

America West: (800) 235-9292

American: (800) 433-7300

Southwest: (800) 435-9792

United: (800) 241-6522

Passengers should be prepared to observe the following security-related measures that have been well publicized at U.S. airports, including:

  • The curbside in front of the terminals is restricted to the immediate loading and unloading passengers
  • Be prepared to show proper government issued identification and airline travel documentation
  • All passenger baggage is subject to search; no sharp objects, blades or knives are allowed irrespective of length
  • Terminal holdroom areas are restricted to ticketed passengers only; authorized exceptions allowed for unaccompanied minors and the physically infirm

 

 





Thursday, October 4, 2001 Update

While FAA-mandated heightened security measures remain in force, passengers on American, Southwest and United Airlines today are finding curbside check-in with skycaps available once again at Burbank Airport.  America West and Alaska Airlines passengers must still check in at the terminal ticket counter, but skycaps are available to assist in transporting luggage as needed.

Otherwise, the airport appears to be gradually returning to a more normal status.  Passenger volume appears to be picking up, and the airlines continue to offer 69 daily departures to the primary West Coast cities served from Burbank as well as Denver and Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Please scroll down this page to previous statements regarding new security requirements.  As always, travelers are advised to check with their airlines for flight specific information, and it is advisable to build in extra time for the added security procedures associated with check-in and security checkpoint clearance.

Travelers are urged to seek individual airline information from the airline's phone reservation system or website.  All Burbank Airport airline websites are available on our home page.  The toll free phone reservation numbers for the airlines are:

Alaska: (800) 426-0333

America West: (800) 235-9292

American: (800) 433-7300

Southwest: (800) 435-9792

United: (800) 241-6522




Authority Votes to Sell 22 Acres of Surplus Lockheed B-6 Land

Enters into Escrow on Los Angeles Portion of Property Not Needed for Terminal; Sale Will Provide $16.9 Million to Bolster Airport Finances

BURBANK, Calif., October 1, 2001 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted unanimously today to enter into a 120-day escrow for the sale of 22 acres of the former Lockheed Plant B-6 property within Los Angeles at a price of $16.95 million to Cabot Industrial Properties L.P. of Boston, MA. The buyer intends to develop the site for light industrial uses not related to airport activities.

The land is part of 130 acres acquired from Lockheed Martin Corp. in 1999 in conjunction with a proposed replacement passenger terminal project, but the Authority has determined that this parcel is surplus to any potential terminal requirements.

“We have carefully reviewed the status of this property, and it is clear that any terminal we might want to build – even in light of additional requirements that might arise because of security – will fit well within the boundaries of the remaining B-6 property,” said Executive Director Dios Marrero.

The sale has taken on added importance for the Authority’s finances since normal Authority revenue has been significantly impacted in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.  “Obtaining $16.9 million at this time will provide us with much needed liquidity as we try to assess the long-term picture,” Marrero added.

The sale was prompted by an agreement between the Authority and the City of Burbank requiring that 80 acres of the former Lockheed property be sold after the two parties failed to reach a final accord on the terminal program by May 2000.  The Woodland Hills office of Cushman and Wakefield of California, Inc. began listing the property in February of this year.

Approximately 58 acres of B-6 land remain unsold, and the Authority last week asked Burbank to relax the sale requirement, while suspending all activity relating to a terminal project in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

Under terms of today’s purchase and sale agreement, the buyer has 90 days to perform due diligence, followed by another 30 days to close the transaction.  The property will be sold with an easement permitting aircraft overflights, and any structures built must conform to FAA height restrictions for buildings near runways.




Authority Votes to Suspend Terminal Development Effort in Wake of September 11th Events

Will Also Seek to Halt Sale of Burbank Portion of Lockheed Property, Pending National Actions to Address Security and Financial Uncertainties

BURBANK, Calif., September 27, 2001 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today voted to place on hold all replacement terminal development activities, including work on an alternate terminal Environmental Impact Report and terminal development on the former Lockheed B-6 property.  The Authority also voted to place a hold on further efforts to sell the Burbank portion of the B-6 property, the site that has been under consideration for the relocation of the airport’s airline terminal.

The Burbank City Council previously required sale of the property, which was acquired from Lockheed Martin Corp. in 1999, if the City and the Authority failed to agree on a terminal development plan by May 2000.  The Authority will need the City Council’s concurrence to put the sale on hold.

Authority President Chris Holden cited numerous issues that led to the decision, including concerns over airline industry viability, current and future economic impact on Authority finances, and the unknown impact of security measures on airport development design and construction standards.

“We estimate that the Authority will lose between $750,000 and $1 million in operating revenue in September alone, and there are just too many questions without good answers for us to make good judgments on a significant project like the terminal,” said Holden. He noted that Standard & Poors had placed all North American airports on credit watch because of current concerns over airports’ ability to maintain adequate revenue streams to carry their debt.

The Authority voted 5 to 0 in favor of the action, with one commissioner absent.  The three commissioners from the City of Burbank abstained.

Holden sent letters to the mayors of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena advising the three cities of the Authority’s action.

“Like the rest of the nation, the Authority is monitoring the steps being taken by the federal government and the airlines to ensure safe and economically viable aviation.  We believe this will be the priority that will engage all of us for the foreseeable future.  Until that goal is achieved, the terminal replacement issues that have occupied our attention will have to remain on hold,” he wrote.




End-of-Day note, Friday, September 21, 2001, 5:00 p.m.

Although passenger levels are still not back to normal, it is clear that more passengers are returning to the airport.  Cars were parked up to the third level of the short-term parking structure this afternoon, and lots for valet parking that were empty at the start of the week now have cars.  Airport restaurant and news concessions have customers, in contrast to the beginning of the week.

All airlines were flying substantial schedules to the West Coast markets Burbank is known for, including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, and Dallas-Ft. Worth..  Travelers should refer to individual airline phone reservation centers or websites for specific flight information.

While travelers are still well-advised to build in plenty of extra time when they come to the airport, most travelers have encountered few if any difficulties at Burbank, and certainly no lengthy delays.  Pre-boarding and check-in continue to run smoothly, and there have been no noticeable build-ups of lines or other delays in the tightened security environment.

Roadways remain clear into the terminal area, where curbside pick-up and drop-off of passengers is permitted and readily available.  However, no parking or waiting is permitted at the curb.

In short, the air travel experience at Burbank is a good one.

For reference, passengers should be prepared to observe security-related measures that have been well publicized since U.S. airports reopened a week ago:

  • The curbside in front of the terminals is restricted to the immediate loading and unloading passengers
  • Be prepared to show proper government issued identification and airline travel documentation
  • Curbside baggage check-in (Skycap service) has been suspended; all bags must be checked at the airline ticket counter inside the terminal
  • All passenger baggage is subject to search; no sharp objects, blades or knives are allowed irrespective of length
  • Terminal holdroom areas are restricted to ticketed passengers only; authorized exceptions allowed for unaccompanied minors and the physically infirmed



85% of Scheduled Flights Return to Service; Passengers Well Below Normal Levels as Week Starts

Southwest Running Full Schedule; Other Carriers Vary, but Continue to Move Toward Normalcy

BURBANK, Calif., September 17, 2001— The five airlines serving Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport have reinstated approximately 85% of the flights that were in service prior to the World Trade Center/Pentagon tragedy September 11.  All facilities at the airport are operating normally, but there is a significant reduction in the number of passengers coming to the airport as the week begins.

Southwest Airlines posted a full schedule today of 52 departures, serving Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Phoenix and several through destinations.  United Airlines, normally the second largest operator, scheduled five flights out of a normal 10 to San Francisco and reported that there should be a flight to Denver and two more to San Francisco added to the schedule by the middle of the week.

Alaska is nearing a normal level of flights to Portland and Seattle, and America West ran four departures to Phoenix.  American Airlines offered two flights to Dallas-Ft. Worth today.

The slack demand meant that passengers who did decide to travel today continued to find no crowded conditions at the airport and no unusual delays in pre-boarding.  Parking spaces were widely available in all classes of parking lots and airport roads provided easy access to the front of the terminal for immediate drop-off or pick-up of passengers.  Curbside check-in of luggage, of course, remains unavailable because of security restrictions.




Burbank Airport Status Update as of Friday, September 14, 8:40 a.m.

All airlines except United are offering limited flights at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport today.  Southwest will have the most activity, reporting at this hour that it will offer 42 departures today, compared to a normal schedule of 52.

America West has a limited schedule to Phoenix; Alaska is currently listing a late morning departure to Seattle; American has already staged its only departure for this date to Dallas-Ft.Worth.

The scene at the airport this morning is very orderly, with light traffic on the airport's roadway system and no crowding in the main terminal building.

Travelers are advised to confirm arrangements with their airlines before coming to the airport.  The Airport Authority is broadcasting parking and other information on AM 1700 for drivers in the vicinity of the airport.

To recap security measures now in effect:

Discontinuation of curbside baggage check-in.  All bags must be checked at the airline ticket counters.

Access beyond security checkpoints will be limited to ticketed passengers only; no “meeters and greeters.” Ticketless travelers will need the printed itinerary from the airline or an authorization from the airline ticket counter in the main terminal.

Augmented screening of passengers and belongings at the checkpoint.

The airport lost some of its short-term parking spaces due to security requirements. Travelers and short-term visitors are urged to use remote parking lots A, B and C with tram connections to the terminal building.

Drivers will still be allowed to drop off passengers along the curb in front of the terminal, but absolutely no parking or waiting will be allowed.  Travelers must be sure to carry proper identification and maintain control of their luggage.

 

End-of-Day Note for Friday, September 14, 5:00 p.m.

The day has gone very smoothly.  No long lines at the ticket counters or security check points.  As a rule, the airlines anticipate gradually increasing their schedules in the coming days.  They are posting daily updates on their websites (links available on the home page of this site).--V. Gill




Burbank Airport Cleared to Open; Airlines Have Not Scheduled Flights for Today

FAA Issues Notice of Security Compliance

BURBANK, Calif., September 13, 2001 — The Federal Aviation Administration notified Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport at 11:30 a.m. that the airport meets current aviation security requirements as established by the FAA.  The airport is therefore open and available to the airlines and the traveling public.  However, the five major carriers serving Burbank – Southwest, United, American, America West, and Alaska – have no announced flights scheduled at the present time, and none are expected today.

As always, travelers are urged to monitor airline announcements about the resumption of service and confirm specific traveling arrangements prior to coming to the airport.

“Our team has worked hard to provide airport facilities that will meet the needs of the traveling public in this time of enhanced security.  We look forward to welcoming our patrons back, and they will still find an airport that serves them and appreciates them,” said Dios Marrero, executive director.

The FAA is posting a roster of U.S. airports that are cleared for operation on its website, www.faa.gov/.  The site is being continually updated.

When flights do resume, passengers will find significant added security measures in place at the airport.  The airport roadway system will be open for picking up and dropping off passengers at the curb, but the driver must leave immediately afterwards.  There will be no curbside check-in; passengers must check their luggage at the airline ticket counter.  However, skycaps will be available to assist in moving luggage from the front sidewalk to the ticket counter if needed.

Only ticketed passengers will be allowed beyond the security checkpoints.  Travelers should take care in choosing personal belongings; no knives of any kind will be permitted.  All travelers must be prepared to show proper identification.

Short-term parking will be available in the parking structure opposite the main terminal entrance, but 60 spaces have been eliminated due to security requirements.  Patrons are encouraged to use remote lots A, B and C and reach the terminal by tram.




Burbank Airport Status Update as of Thursday, September 13, 2001, 11:52 A.M.:

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport has received formal notification from the Federal Aviation Administration that it is compliant with all current security requirements.  The facility is therefore open and available to the airlines. However, most airlines at the airport have already declared they will not operate today.

The Authority will post further notices about airline service on this site as information becomes available.




Burbank Airport Status Update as of Thursday, September 13, 2001, 10:30 A.M.:

Although the FAA has reopened the nation's airspace, Burbank Airport has yet to receive final clearance from the FAA to operate, and the prospects for scheduled flights today are very limited.

It cannot be overemphasized that travelers are best advised to seek specific information from the airlines before coming to the airport.

Southwest Airlines, which provides 65% of the scheduled flights on a normal day at Burbank, has stated it will offer NO flights at Burbank today.  Neither will American Airlines.  There is some discussion by the remaining carriers of possibly offering VERY LIMITED service by this evening, but no flights have been confirmed at this time.

Press statements listed below on this website provide background information on events leading up to today, including the additional security measures passengers should expect when scheduled flights do resume.




FAA Extends Ground Stop Order; No Flights at Burbank at Least Until Tomorrow

Travelers Advised to Follow Airline Announcements and be Prepared for Additional Security Measures

BURBANK, Calif., September 12, 2001, 5:00 p.m. — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced an extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s ground stop order, ensuring there will be no airline flights at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport at least until tomorrow.  No specific opening time for the airport has yet been determined, and no specific schedule of flights is yet available.

Airlines are cautioning that they will resume service only when it is operationally practical to do so and consistent with federal directives.   All airlines at Burbank are posting periodic updates on their respective websites.  Links to the websites are available through the airport’s website, www.burbankairport.com/.  The airline sites also include telephone contact options.

When Burbank and other airports do open, the DOT advises travelers to be prepared for numerous new security measures that will tend to lengthen the pre-boarding process. They include:

Discontinuation of curbside baggage check-in.  All bags must be checked at the airline ticket counters.

Access beyond security checkpoints will be limited to ticketed passengers only; no “meeters and greeters.” Ticketless travelers will need the printed itinerary from the airline or an authorization from the airline ticket counter in the main terminal.

Augmented screening of passengers and belongings at the checkpoint.

The airport also expects to lose some of its short-term parking spaces due to security requirements. Travelers and short-term visitors are urged to use remote parking lots A, B and C with tram connections to the terminal building.

Drivers will still be allowed to drop off passengers along the curb in front of the terminal, but absolutely no parking or waiting will be allowed.  Travelers must be sure to carry proper identification and maintain control of their luggage.




America West Joins Southwest, American, Alaska: No Flights Today

BURBANK, Calif., September 12, 2001, 11:40 a.m. — America West has published a statement on its website that it will offer no flights today.  The carrier had previously indicated it intended to resume service sometime today.

All other airlines at Burbank Airport except United have also said they would not offer flights today.  The latest statement on the United website is that it will not operate any scheduled flights "until at least 6 p.m. (CDT) today and will likely not operate more than a small percentage of its daily departures today."

At this time the Authority still has no affirmative word from the Federal Aviation Administration as to when the nation's airways will be reopened.  The Authority will continue to post updates at this website as information becomes available.




Flight Resumption Estimate Revised by Alaska Airlines for Burbank: No Flights Today

BURBANK, Calif. September 12, 2001, 10:10 a.m. — Alaska Airlines has informed Burbank Airport management that there will be no flights to or from Burbank by Alaska Airlines today.  There is no word about service tomorrow.

Earlier today, Alaska had tentatively planned to resume service this evening.




Limited Flights Possible By Late Afternoon; Southwest, American Remain Closed

BURBANK, Calif., September 12, 2001, 9:15 a.m.— Airlines serving Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport report this morning that they are in the process of implementing security procedures issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, and that limited service could resume by 3 p.m. today at the earliest. Two of the airlines say they will offer no flights at all today.

Local station managers said Southwest and American Airlines will offer no flights.  America West may offer flights by 3 p.m., but that status could change.  United may offer flights by 4 p.m., and Alaska Airlines may offer service by 6 p.m.  All flight status is subject to further verification today.

Travelers are urged to monitor today’s developments and seek individual airline information from the airline’s phone reservation system or website.

Burbank Airport will also post updates at the airport website, www.burbankairport.com/

The Airport Authority is also moving to implement those FAA security measures within the airport’s purview.  The airport will be ready to accommodate the traveling public whenever flights do start again.




All Flights Grounded Nationwide

BURBANK, Calif., September 11, 2001, 8:25 a.m. - The FAA has grounded all flights nationwide following the terrorists’ attacks in New York and Washington.  The public is advised to stay away from the airport and follow today’s development for information on the resumption of air travel.

The Airport Authority will periodically update the status of Burbank Airport throughout the day on the Airport’s website, www.burbankairport.com.  Click on “Breaking News” on the home page.

 

BURBANK AIRPORT UPDATE 9:05 A.M.

Terminal A (Southwest, America West and American Airlines) and Terminal B (United and Alaska Airlines) have been closed to the public beyond the security checkpoints.  For the time being, the public areas of the main terminal remain accessible.

At this point, most patrons of the airport have left the facility and there is very little activity.

Persons with questions about airline flights are urged to contact the airline's toll free reservation number or check for information on the airline's website.

Airline reservation numbers:

Alaska     (800) 426-0333

America West  (800) 235-9292

American     (800) 433-7300

Southwest     (800) 435-9792

United     (800) 241-6522

The public is advised not to come to the airport since no travel  is possible.  However, those who need to come may park in Economy Lots A, B, and C and Airport Trams will continue to provide transportation to the main terminal building. Parking in the short term structure and the valet lots is discouraged.

Airport status messages are being broadcast on 1620 AM.

 

BURBANK AIRPORT UPDATE 10:45 A.M.

The status of the airport is essentially unchanged since the previous report.  Less than a dozen members of the public are still in the main terminal building, most of them sitting in the main restaurant watching television coverage of today's events.

All airline ticket counters in Terminal A are dark; United Airlines was still manning its ticket counter as of 15 minutes ago, although no customers were present, and there were two customers at the rental car reservation counters.

Uniformed law enforcement officers from the Airport Authority Police Department and Burbank Police Department are on-site.

The flight cancellation order from the FAA arrived early enough to prevent any of the scheduled airline departures from taking place.  One Southwest Airlines flight in transit from Oakland to San Diego was reported diverted to Burbank Airport.  Otherwise, no flights have arrived or departed.

 

BURBANK AIRPORT UPDATE 1:55 P.M.

There have been no changes in the status at Burbank Airport since the last entry at 10:45 a.m.  The airport continues to run trams to and from airport parking lots but they are seldom being used, and virtually no members of the public are at the facility. Airline ticket counters are closed.

Further details are now available on the only two commercial flights to arrive at Burbank Airport before the total stoppage was imposed by the FAA early this morning:  Southwest flight #1127 from Phoenix arrived shortly after 7 a.m., and Southwest flight #812, originally bound from Oakland to San Diego, was diverted to Burbank.

The Airport Authority continues to broadcast a brief message about the airport's status on 1700 AM.  Earlier today, the message was carried on 1620 AM.  Road signs on the major streets to and from the airport alert drivers to the radio information.

NOTE: The Airport Authority plans no further update on this website until further significant developments surface.  The status of the airport has not changed from earlier reports listed below.  We advise following developments tomorrow as they become available -- V. Gill 5:40 p.m., 9/11/01




Authority Awards Contract to Insulate 30 Homes

Chatsworth Firm, Wally Perfect Construction, Inc., Selected for $829,060 Project

BURBANK, Calif., July 19, 2001 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has awarded a contract for $829,060 to insulate 30 single family homes to the Chatsworth-based firm of Wally Perfect Construction, Inc.

Work on the homes will commence within two weeks and will be completed by next January.  Twenty-five of the homes are in Los Angeles, and five are located in Burbank.

There are now 349 homes near Burbank Airport that have received insulation treatment or are in construction under the airport’s Residential Acoustical Treatment Program (RATP), and 420 additional homes are under design.

The program is an outgrowth of two noise studies approved by the Federal Aviation Administration that have identified 3,100 homes as eligible for federal grants to pay for the design and installation of the insulation, at an approximate cost of $35,000 per house.

The work is done at no cost to the property owner.  The Authority will also pay up to $5,000 to correct code deficiencies to meet city building permit requirements.  The owner is required to convey an easement to the Authority agreeing not to sue the airport over aircraft noise in the future.

Each house receives custom-designed acoustical treatments including double-paned windows, solid core doors and weather stripping that render aircraft noise virtually inaudible inside the residence.  Where necessary, air conditioning may also be included.  It takes approximately 15 days for the contractor to complete work on an individual residence.

To date, the FAA has authorized $16.8 million for the program, enough to pay for treatment of 469 homes.  The Airport Authority has funded 20% of the total from its own operating revenues, and it received FAA approval to collect a $3 Passenger Facility Charge from each departing passenger over an 11-year period that will raise $66 million to help pay for insulation.  Total cost of the program for single family homes is estimated at $120 million.  The Authority’s goal is to reach all eligible homes by 2015.

The Authority will also include multifamily residences in the insulation program if they are inside the noise impact area and were constructed prior to 1974.  Multifamily dwellings built after 1974 are required by state law to meet insulation standards at the time of construction and are not eligible for federal funds.




Holden Elected President for Coming Year in Unanimous Vote

Lombardo Named Vice President, Povilaitis Assumes Secretary Post

BURBANK, Calif., July 2, 2001 — Following his nomination by newly appointed Burbank Commissioner Bill Wiggins, Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden was elected president of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for the coming year at the Authority’s regular commission meeting today.  Holden succeeds Glendale Commissioner Carl Meseck, who served two terms as president.

The nine-member board voted 9-0 for Holden to lead the body and by the same vote elected Burbank Commissioner Charles Lombardo vice president and Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis secretary.  The Authority elects officers once a year at its first meeting in July.

Holden praised Meseck’s leadership over the past two years and voiced optimism that elements of agreement that were achieved with the City of Burbank would lead to further progress.

“I am looking forward to working with all of you.  We have a lot of work to do, and I think that collectively we have a good combination of commissioners to accomplish our goals,” he said as he accepted the gavel.

Holden, a city councilman and former mayor of Pasadena, has been a commissioner since 1993 and has previously served as vice president and secretary.  Lombardo was first appointed to the Authority in 1998 and served as secretary for the past two years.  Povilaitis was appointed to the Authority in 1999.




Dan Feger Named Deputy Executive Director

Former Director of Engineering and Planning to Oversee Broader Staff Function

BURBANK, Calif., July 2, 2001 — Dan Feger, 48, director of planning and engineering at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport since 1988, has been promoted to deputy executive director, Executive Director Dios Marrero announced today.

In his new role, Feger will oversee and direct all aspects of managing Burbank Airport, including day-to-day maintenance and operations, community and governmental relations, facility development, public safety and regulatory agency compliance, Marrero said.

“Dan has a long record of taking on complex and challenging assignments at the airport.  His ability to provide superior leadership, staff development and strategic planning will prove invaluable in growing the overall capabilities of our organization,” Marrero said.

Feger holds a master’s degree in Engineering from UCLA and worked at C F Braun & Company prior to joining the airport staff 13 years ago.  He has supervised numerous capital projects and planning efforts over the years, and has played a key role in developing conceptual design options for various replacement terminal proposals.

Feger resides in Northridge and has lived in the San Fernando Valley since 1960.




Airport to Host Briefings for General Public on Part 161 Study Aviation Activity Forecast

Series of Four Meetings June 18-21 to Be Offered at Different Locations to Enhance Convenience; Comments Welcome

BURBANK, Calif., June 12, 2001 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has scheduled a series of four public information briefings on the draft forecast of aviation activity to be used in the Authority’s Part 161 Study now underway in pursuit of nighttime noise reduction measures.

The briefings will take place on four successive evenings beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2001 — 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA  91505
(parking will be validated)

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2001 — 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(free parking)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2001 — 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Roscoe Elementary School
10765 Strathern Street
Sun Valley, CA  91352
(This meeting is neither sponsored by nor is it in any way connected with the Los Angeles Unified School District.)

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2001 — 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Hilton Glendale
100 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA  91202
(parking will be validated)

Consultants from Landrum and Brown and SH&E, in charge of conducting the technical analysis in the study, will present the forecast and seek comment on the assumptions and conclusions they reached.   Once the forecast is finalized, it will be used to generate acoustical and cost-benefit analysis of a proposed curfew under study guidelines administered by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Notice of the briefings has been mailed to nearly 500 persons who have asked to be notified of developments during the study.  The Authority is also running ads in five newspapers announcing the schedule.

Extensive information on all aspects of the Part 161 Study — including the entire text of the forecast — is available on the Internet at www.burbankpart161.org.  The draft forecast is also available at libraries in Burbank, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley, Van Nuys, and the central libraries in Glendale and Pasadena.




David C. Miller Named Director Of Administrative Services At Burbank Airport

Will Oversee Purchasing, Accounting and Budget Functions

BURBANK, Calif., June 5, 2001 — David C. Miller has been named Director of Administrative Services at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport effective June 11, Executive Director Dios Marrero announced today.  Miller will report to the executive director and oversee the business affairs of the airport, including purchasing, accounting and budgeting.

Miller, 55, brings an extensive aviation management background to the position and is currently the general manager of Mercury Air Center at Burbank Airport.  He has previously managed fixed-base operator facilities in Los Angeles and Houston and has directed regional aircraft sales programs.

“In his most recent position, David was instrumental in the successful completion of Mercury Air Center’s new corporate aviation facilities at Burbank.  He has extensive experience with aviation business affairs and brings solid management skills to our staff as well as a thorough understanding of the issues facing the airport,” Marrero said.

Miller carries a commercial pilot rating and has logged over 10,000 hours of flight time.  He has served as the chairman of the board of directors for the National Air Transport Association and currently represents Mercury Air Center on the aviation subcommittee of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from McMurry College in Houston, TX and attained the rank of lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

Miller resides in Encino.




DC-3 with United Airlines Livery on Display June 2

Visit Marks 71st Year Since Opening of United Airport

BURBANK, Calif., May 29, 2001 —  A DC-3 sporting the livery of United Airlines will be on display at Burbank Airport Saturday, June 2, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Gate 9 of Terminal A.    Parking is available in the airport’s Short Term parking structure immediately across from the main terminal entrance.

The DC-3, owned by Clay Lacy Aviation, is being flown in to mark the 71st anniversary of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, which opened on Memorial Day weekend 1930 as United Airport and was originally owned and operated by United Aircraft and Transport Company.

Lacy operates a world-renowned jet charter company based at Van Nuys Airport and was a United pilot for 40 years.




April 20, 2001 11:15 p.m. Update:

The security incident at Burbank Airport ended at 10:15 p.m. this evening when Concourse A was secured and members of the public were permitted to enter.

FBI agent Kevin Miles reported to the Airport Authority that thorough searches of the carry-on luggage that had yielded a positive detection of explosive material when the incident started determined that there was no explosive material or explosive device in the luggage.

Authorities still have not revealed the identify of the man who brought the items to the check point, and at last report, he was still being interviewed by the law enforcement agencies that responded to this incident.

Southwest Airlines reported that the flights delayed by the incident are continuing.  Another six arrivals are expected at Burbank by 11:30 p.m., and approximately 10 aircraft will make one more round trip from Burbank Airport before the schedule is complete.

It appears that many passengers waited out the entire incident, and the airline reports fairly full planes despite the delays.

---Victor Gill




April 20, 2001, 8:45 p.m. Update:

The evaluation of the laptop computer detected as a possible explosive device at Burbank Airport earlier this evening continues at this hour.  There has been no specific announcement by law enforcement authorities as to its status.

The resultant delays of flights scheduled out of Concourse A, gates 1-9 -- mostly those of Southwest Airlines -- have meant that several hundred passengers are still waiting in the main terminal building to see whether their flights will occur or not.

Flight activity has continued at a greatly reduced pace, with an unreported number of flights to Burbank held at their originating airports pending resolution of the security situation.

Southwest aircraft are using the three eastern most gates on the concourse to deplane passengers, who are then being conveyed in airport trams on the airfield to Terminal B and the United Airlines baggage claim.

Delays in scheduled flights will continue for the time being.




Suspicious Laptop Computer at Security Checkpoint Causes Delays for Departing Passengers

Passengers Forced to Wait in Main Terminal While Bomb Squad Is Summoned to Airport to Assess Status

BURBANK, Calif., April 20, 2001 — A laptop computer that aroused suspicion of possibly being an explosive device while it was undergoing examination at a security checkpoint caused delays for departing passengers using Terminal A at Burbank Airport this evening.

The device was detected shortly before 4:30 p.m. at the checkpoint leading to holdroom gates for Southwest and America West flights.  The owner of the laptop computer has been detained by Airport Authority police.

The checkpoint was closed immediately while bomb experts from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were called.  A restaurant immediately beyond the checkpoint was evacuated, but passengers arriving on flights and persons already present in the concourse were able to exit the building in a normal fashion into the baggage claim area.

Terminal B, which is used by United and Alaska Airlines, was not affected, and flights continued on a normal basis there.

In addition to the closure of the checkpoint, a fire door separating the checkpoint from the main terminal building was lowered as a precaution to isolate the checkpoint site.

Evaluation of the situation by law enforcement continued into the six o’clock hour, and Southwest and America West began moving aircraft to United gates in Terminal B to continue their departing schedules.




Authority President Announces Additions to Airport Executive Staff

Authority Approves Deputy Executive Director Position; Airport’s Executive Director To Remain at the Helm

BURBANK, Calif., April 10, 2001 - Airport Authority President Carl Meseck announced today a reorganization of the Airport Senior Staff.  The most significant change is the creation of the position of Deputy Executive Director to assist in the management of the airport.  The reorganization will permit the Authority’s current Executive Director, Dios Marrero, to remain at the helm.

“The many issues facing the airport can best be addressed by keeping the experienced management in place and providing additional staff resources,” Meseck said.  “After a thorough review of the airport’s management structure by the Authority and Dios, it became clear that our most pressing need was to beef up our management capabilities, rather than making any changes in the current airport management.”  The search for the new Deputy Executive Director will begin immediately.

Marrero has advised the Authority of his willingness to remain in charge of the airport’s operation.

“Having another airport executive in the organization will be a tremendous help to me and to the Authority.  The issues currently facing the airport can best be addressed if there is continuity of the airport management and its commissioners,” he said.




FAA Approves $3 Charge on Passengers to Finance Home and School Insulation Program

$3 Per Departing Passenger Charge OK’d to Raise $73.7 Million for Insulation and Reimbursement of Past Airport Improvement Projects

BURBANK, Calif., April 5, 2001— The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s application to continue collecting a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) of $3 per departing passenger over an 11-year period to fund a major portion of the airport’s home and school sound insulation program as well as reimburse the Authority for a number of improvements made to the airport in recent years.

The FAA Western-Pacific Region office issued the approval April 2 authorizing the airport to collect a total of $73.7 million, with more than $66 million dedicated to acoustical treatment.

“The importance of this passenger facility charge is that we now know the money will be there for Burbank Airport to greatly accelerate its noise insulation program from past levels.  We hope to reach 300 homes a year and spend $10 million a year until the task is complete,” said Executive Director Dios Marrero.

“It is also important to note that this money comes from the users of the airport, not from local taxes, and it represents a big step by the airlines and the traveling public to get directly involved in making the airport the best neighbor it can be,” Marrero added.

Of the $73.7 million total, $66.7 million is aimed at the acoustical treatment program, which contains over 3,100 homes and eight schools.  The Authority has set a policy goal of insulating all eligible homes and schools by 2015, at a total cost of approximately $130 million.  Additional discretionary grants from the federal government’s Aviation Trust Fund are expected to round out necessary funding.

To date, the Authority has secured approximately $25 million in federal funds and has provided over $5 million from its own funds for the effort that would complete insulation of four schools and 469 single-family homes.

Besides paying for insulation, the Authority intends to use the PFC funds to reimburse itself for a number of projects already completed, including roadway and airfield pavement repairs, aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment and airfield signage and lighting.




Authority Votes to Begin E.I.R. on Alternative Terminal

Report Will Address Environmental Impacts of 14-Gate Terminal in Southwest Corner of Airport and Upgrades to Existing Facility

BURBANK, Calif., February 20, 2001 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has issued a work order to the San Francisco consulting firm of Environmental Science Associates to undertake an environmental impact report analyzing the impacts of a 250,000 square foot, 14-gate passenger terminal on 41 acres of airport-owned land in the southwest quadrant of the airport’s two intersecting runways.

The scope of work for the report also includes environmental analysis of potential infrastructure upgrades at the airport’s existing 70-year-old terminal, including additional floor space for concourse corridor, restrooms, concessions and baggage handling as well as underground parking.

“This environmental report is neither a commitment to nor an endorsement of actually building this project, but it will have the result in a year or so of putting another option for a terminal in front of the Authority for further consideration,” said Executive Director Dios Marrero.

“It is also a sign that the Authority recognizes it may be in the existing terminal for some time yet, and some improvements may be needed there no matter what choices are made for the long term,” he added.

The alternative terminal parameters are the same as had been proposed by the Authority to the City of Burbank for the former Lockheed B-6 property in the airport’s northeast quadrant.  The two agencies agreed on the size of the terminal but were unable to reach agreement on other terms and conditions, and the B-6 property was required by a legal agreement with Burbank to be listed for sale once a mutually imposed deadline passed last May.

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) will be paid $841,278 for producing the report, which will include all analysis required by the California Environmental Quality Act, as well as appropriate community outreach.

In a separate vote, the Authority also engaged ESA in a $35,080 seven week work order to undertake an initial study of the Authority’s recent proposal to relocate two parking lots to a small portion of the B-6 property in order to improve runway safety at the airport.  The initial study will determine whether subsequent environmental reports are required for the project by the California Environmental Quality Act.




Insulation Contracts Awarded for 50 Homes

$1.2 Million Award Brings Total of Houses in Construction or Design to 469

BURBANK, Calif., February 15, 2001 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has awarded $1.2 million in contracts to insulate 28 single family homes in Burbank and 22 in Los Angeles to the contracting firm F.H. Paschen of Des Plains, IL.

Located south of the airport’s primary departure runway, the homes will each receive custom-designed acoustical treatments including double-paned windows, central air conditioning, solid core doors and weather stripping that will render aircraft noise virtually inaudible inside the residence.

With the award of these contracts, there are now 259 homes near the airport that have either already received insulation or are under construction.  Design specifications are also being developed for an additional 210 homes, bringing the total number of homes in the program to 469.

Approximately 3,100 single family homes have been declared eligible for the program following two federal studies documenting the extent of the airport’s noise impact area, and the Airport Authority is expecting to treat some 300 homes annually for the foreseeable future at a total estimated cost of $120 million.  The Authority’s goal is to reach all eligible homes by 2015.

The program is paid for by Federal Aviation Administration grants and Burbank Airport operating revenues, at no cost to the property owner.  The owner is required to pay for repair of any code deficiencies beyond a $5,000 allowance from the airport in order to allow local building permits, and the owner is required to convey an easement to the Authority agreeing  not to sue the airport over aircraft noise in the future.

In a related action, the Authority has adopted a policy of including multifamily residences in the insulation program if they are inside the noise impact area and were constructed prior to 1974.  Multifamily dwellings built after 1974 are required by state law to meet insulation standards at the time of construction and are not eligible for federal funds.




Authority Triples Nighttime Fines, Supports Adoption of Tight Stage 4 Noise Standards for New Aircraft

$1,000 Penalty for Stage 2 Jet Flights at Night Increased to $3,000; Authority Calls for 14 Decibel Reduction for Aircraft to Gain Stage 4 Rating

BURBANK, Calif., February 14, 2001— The nine-member Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today voted unanimously to amend its noise rules, passed originally in 1981, to triple the amount of fines levied on operators of Stage 2 turbojets flying to or from Burbank Airport between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

As of March 1, the Authority’s Noise Rule 9 will impose a fine of $3,000 for each violation of the nighttime ban on Stage 2 jets, up from the $1,000 amount set when the rule was adopted in 1981.

“Over the years, inflation has softened the impact of this restriction, but tripling the amount will definitely send a message that we are serious about enforcing this key rule,” said Authority President Carl Meseck.

The Authority also amended Rule 8, which predominantly prohibits nighttime general aviation training operations, engine run-ups and takeoffs from midpoints of the runway instead of the takeoff end of the runway.  The amended rule fines violators $1,000 for the first offense and $1,500 for subsequent offenses.  The previous penalties were $500 and $1,000 respectively.

The rule changes also put in place a formal enforcement process that provides any alleged violator with an avenue of appeal if he wishes to contest the fine. There have been 36 nighttime violations at the airport in the past two years.

The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that noise rule financial penalties in place prior to the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 may be updated to reflect the impact of inflation, at the discretion of the airport proprietor.

In a separate noise-related action, the Authority unanimously passed a resolution adding its support for the establishment of a new Stage 4 aircraft noise certification standard by the FAA.  The FAA is currently participating in discussions with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) leading to the adoption of the new standard in June.

Currently, an ICAO working committee is recommending that the new standard require a 10 decibel improvement over Stage 3 requirements, but the Authority’s recommendation is for a greater reduction in noise, 14 decibels, as the threshold to qualify for a Stage 4 rating.

“Some Stage 3 planes are already 10 decibels quieter than the minimum requirement, and technology will continue to improve. It will take 20 years or more to shift to a newer generation of aircraft, and we feel the new standards should reach as high as possible,” said Meseck.




Executive Director Dios Marrero to Step Down; Will Remain Until Replacement is Found

Will Resume Previous Duties as Director of Finance and Administration

BURBANK, Calif., February 5, 2001 —  The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority announced today that Executive Director Dios Marrero has given notice he will step down from his post and resume his previous duties as director of Finance and Administration as soon as a replacement can be found.

Both parties said that there is no urgency to the move, and Marrero will remain at the helm of the airport staff for as long as it takes the Authority to locate a suitable candidate.

“We’re very happy with the job Dios has done since taking over a year and a half ago.  He came at a crucial time and has provided a steady hand in a very uncertain environment.  While the Authority regrets his decision, we understand it, and we are very pleased he will stay on to ensure a smooth transition and remain available to support his replacement. He will always have a place here to continue the excellent financial track record he’s established,” said Authority President Carl Meseck.

Marrero attributed his decision to a desire to return to the financial work he likes best and to other personal reasons.

Meseck said the Authority would begin recruiting immediately.

“Burbank is one of the most well-known airports in the industry.  Everyone knows there are considerable challenges here, but there are also considerable opportunities to determine how this facility can best serve the interests of air transportation in Southern California as well as those of the neighbors who live next door,” Meseck said.  “I am confident we will attract very high caliber candidates,” he added.




Authority Submits ‘PUC’ Applications to Burbank Aimed at East-West Runway Safety Program; Commission Selects Consultants for Environmental Reports on New Alternative Terminal

Runway Safety Proposal Would Shift Parking Lot Locations and Install Soft Paving to Prevent Aircraft Overruns at East End of Runway

New Terminal Site Identified in Southwest Corner of Airport as Backup to B-6 Property Site

BURBANK, Calif., December 4, 2000 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has embarked on a major program to enhance safety on its east-west runway near Hollywood Way that would move two airport parking lots further from the runway and install a special speed-arresting paving surface to prevent aircraft overruns onto Hollywood Way.

The Authority took its first step toward the safety improvements by voting unanimously to submit four separate applications to the City of Burbank seeking permission to acquire five acres of the B-6 trust property and to change the use of an additional five acres on property now owned by the Airport Authority.  The acquisitions and use changes would allow the moving of Airport Parking Lots A and B to locations more distant from the runway and out of its path.

In addition, the applications were the first step that could lead to the Authority’s acquisition of two parcels on Hollywood Way directly opposite the end of Runway 8/26 and eliminate potential obstructions on the land.  The parcels are currently the site of a gas station, a dry cleaner and a restaurant.  The Authority noted the applications did not constitute a commitment at this time to buy the properties, but were being made as a requirement of the Public Utilities Code, which gives the city the right to approve land acquisition by the Airport Authority.

The Authority’s action also authorized a $25 million grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration that would finance the purchase of the land, as well as pay for the installation of Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) paving blocks which have the ability to stop a Boeing 737 traveling up to 50 knots.

“We’ve been taking a close look at options to enhance overall safety on the east end of the airport ever since the Southwest incident last March.  This program will stop aircraft and eliminate undesirable land uses in the path of the runway or off to the side.  It’s also important to note it is possible to do these things quickly and affordably,” said Carl Meseck, Airport Authority president.

Meseck added that the Authority hopes to make a presentation to the Burbank City Council  on the project soon after the New Year.

After voting to start the runway safety enhancements, the Authority convened in special session to interview candidate consulting firms to draft environmental reports for a variety of possible projects, including land acquisition, a replacement passenger terminal, taxiways and parking lots.

Prior to the interviews the Authority staff unveiled a schematic plan for an alternate terminal layout on airport-owned property southwest of the airport’s runway intersection.

“You have a potential terminal on airport property that does not require PUC approval,” noted Executive Director Dios Marrero in introducing the matter.  He also noted that the Authority is still supportive of locating a terminal on the B-6 trust property, but sees a necessity of looking at an alternative in case the B-6 site should not prove feasible.

The concept drawing depicts a terminal of 250,000 square feet, with 14 aircraft gates, 40,000 square feet for administrative offices and 4000 parking spaces.

“This is the alternative staff would recommend in the event we reach a point when the B-6 site is not longer viable,” Marrero said.

The Authority selected the firm of Environmental Science Associates to enter into negotiations for a contract to undertake production of environmental  documents to be specified in the future.




Airport Authority Asks Burbank to Join in Claim Against L.A. Plans to Grow Burbank Flights

Petition Will Seek Environmental Impact Report for City of Los Angeles Decisions at LAX Leading Toward Shift in Flights to Burbank

BURBANK, Calif., October 19, 2000 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted unanimously this week to file a cross petition in ongoing litigation with Los Angeles alleging that Los Angeles has not done adequate analysis of the environmental impact of projects at Los Angeles International Airport that will result in increased flight activity at Burbank Airport.

The Authority is also asking the City of Burbank to join in support of the litigation, given the concerns shared by both agencies over future noise impacts at Burbank Airport.

“We feel Los Angeles is making decisions at LAX that are designed to shift traffic to Burbank, and those effects should be analyzed under the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act.  It is totally inconsistent for Los Angeles to develop a plan that increases demand for air travel at Burbank Airport, while at the same time, the Los Angeles City Council is alleging that it is attempting to protect its Valley citizens from Burbank Airport noise impacts,” said Carl Meseck, president of the Airport Authority.

“We also feel the City of Burbank would be well served to join the Authority in this case.  Both of us want to avoid Burbank Airport being forced to accommodate a disproportionate share of the region’s aviation activity.  The Authority is doing all it can to get a curfew, and the city should come forward in this effort if we are to avoid a shift in the share of flights handled at Burbank,” Meseck added.

At issue are expansions of LAX cargo facilities and the Bradley International Terminal which are precursor measures for runway enlargement to allow increased international and cargo capacity at LAX.  The Authority maintains these measures will result in a detriment to the operation of short-haul and medium-haul domestic flights at LAX, leading to a shift in these flights to Burbank and other regional airports.

The Authority must submit its petition to Los Angeles Superior Court by October 23 in a case brought by Los Angeles alleging inadequate environmental analysis of various Burbank Airport projects.




Airport Receives $5 Million Grant from FAA for School, Home Insulation

Insulation Funding Passes $30 Million Mark — 210 Homes in Burbank and L.A.,  Additional Rooms at Burbank Middle School to be Treated

BURBANK, Calif., September 5, 2000 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority announced today it has received and executed a $5 million grant agreement from the Federal Aviation Administration for the sound insulation of approximately 210 homes in Burbank and Los Angeles and additional insulation at Luther Burbank Middle School in the City of Burbank.

The grant brings the total of combined FAA and Airport Authority funds dedicated to insulation to just over $30 million since 1989 when the Authority became eligible for the grants by completing a federal Part 150 noise compatibility study.

Four schools and 259 homes have already been funded.  The new grant will bring the total of homes insulated to 469. If the FAA approves an update of the study submitted earlier this year, approximately 3,100 homes and eight schools will be eligible for the insulation program, at an estimated cost of $130 million.  The grant conditions require the Authority to supply 19% of the project costs in matching funds in order to receive the federal money.

“The Authority has aggressively sought funding for home insulation and  continues to be appreciative of the priority the FAA has given to noise mitigation projects proposed by the Authority.  FAA support has enabled us to step up the pace of our program, and we are striving to insulate every eligible home and school by 2015,” said Authority President Carl Meseck.

The Authority’s current budget allocates $11 million for noise mitigation and abatement projects, more than double the amount during the previous fiscal year.

Luther Burbank Middle School was the first of four schools insulated under the original Part 150 study and was completed in 1994 at a cost of $3.9 million.  Since then, the school auditorium and other rooms have been converted to instructional classroom use and are being insulated in light of their change in function.  The newest modifications will cost $582,000.




Airport Accepts Burbank Condition on Size of Terminal; Submits New Application for P.U.C. Review by City

Authority OK’s 250,000 Sq. Ft., 14-Gate Terminal – Urges City to Act on Plan Before B-6 Property Is Sold

BURBANK, Calif., August 14, 2000 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today voted to accept the City of Burbank’s proposed size of 250,000 sq. ft. for a replacement passenger terminal, and followed the move by submitting a new application for the City’s “P.U.C.” review process to allow the project to move ahead.

“We’re trying hard to find reasonable middle ground while there is still time to do so,” said Authority President Carl Meseck.   He noted that the Authority’s legal agreement with Burbank last fall requires the Authority to sell the property needed for the terminal because there was no final development agreement for a terminal project by a May 24, 2000 deadline.

“We can still salvage the terminal project if we can reach an agreement before the property sells,” Meseck said.

In a letter to Burbank Mayor Bill Wiggins transmitting the new PUC application, Meseck appealed to the City Council to act on the application in a timely manner.

“Bill, I hope you and your colleagues will agree that we should have the elements of an agreement in place at this point,” he wrote.

Meseck cited numerous concessions by the Authority intended to address community concerns about the future effects of the airport:

  • The Authority has agreed to no new aircraft gates and only a modest increase in terminal area from the present 170,000 sq. ft. to 250,000 sq. ft., as proposed by the City.
  • The Authority has accepted the City’s demand that a curfew be in place before a new terminal can be built.
  • The Authority has accepted the City’s condition that there be payments from the airport in lieu of the lost property taxes from the former Lockheed B-6 site.
  • The City Council would be guaranteed total control over the future fate of airport terminal facilities under the Authority’s application.

“Ideally, the Authority would have liked to secure a terminal closer to the 330,000 sq. ft. we negotiated with Mayor Murphy and Councilman Golonski a year ago in the Framework for Settlement, and I hope our willingness to give Burbank all of its deal points on the curfew and size of the building shows the determination of the Authority to reach agreement,” Meseck said.




Authority Unveils Part 161 Study Action Plan

Public Input and Frequent Public Information Updates Are Top Priorities as Authority Attempts to Win Nighttime Restrictions on Flights

Website to Offer Increased Background Information and Additional Means for Public Comment

BURBANK, Calif., July 24, 2000 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Part 161 Study – the federal process the airport must follow to apply for a nighttime curfew –  went into high gear today as consultants presented the Authority with a detailed plan  for the study’s conduct over the next 18 months that features frequent opportunities for public input throughout the process.

“It is clear to the Authority that nighttime aircraft noise is an overriding issue to residents who live under arrival and departure flight paths, and this study process is the one way open to us under federal law to secure hard and fast restrictions such as a curfew,” said Airport Authority President Carl Meseck.

“We encourage the public as well as the users of the airport to follow the study closely and get involved.  We feel that the thoroughness of the participation by all interests can and will have an impact on the FAA’s willingness to consider our case,” he added.

A key period in the study action plan will take place over the next two months as the Authority staff begins an extensive public outreach program to collect opinions and ideas about what should be done to combat noise.  Comments received will be considered as the Authority finalizes the precise aircraft noise restrictions it will propose to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The outreach program will include a series of four public listening sessions in August at locations throughout the San Fernando Valley designed to provide a forum for the public to present observations and suggestions for inclusion in the current Part 161 Study as well as future studies.  The meetings will be publicized by advertisement and extensive mailings to residents groups, business groups, public officials, local governments, aviation users and other stakeholders.

In order to assure a study process that is as fast as possible, the current effort will have the focused goal of eliminating or significantly reducing nighttime flight noise now and in the future.  The FAA has committed to expedite the consideration of the Authority’s proposed rules to achieve that end.  Issues beyond the scope of nighttime noise may be deferred for subsequent Part 161 studies.

There will also be in-depth consultations with the various public and aviation user groups to aid in the analysis of any proposed restrictions that is required by federal regulations.

A major addition to the noise study process will be a new website, www.burbankpart161.org, which will provide ongoing information about the study as it is compiled.  Due to be online within two weeks, the website will offer a meeting calendar as well as  complete background information about Part 161 of the Federal Aviation Regulations and the required elements of the study.  Visitors will be able to access all documents submitted to the public docket over the life of the study and submit comments of any length at any time.

It is a requirement of the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 that any airport desiring to adopt new noise rules that would restrict operations of Stage 3 aircraft (the newest generation of airline jets) must first perform a study weighing any noise benefits against any negative impacts on air commerce posed by the restrictions.  Once the study is complete, the FAA is the final arbiter of whether the new rules will be allowed or not.

The Burbank Airport Part 161 Study will be the first in the nation to pursue a mandatory curfew on Stage 3 jets.  Burbank was the first airport in the nation to acquire an all-Stage 3 airline fleet in 1987, three years before Congress adopted the Airport Noise and Capacity Act and 13 years before all airports in the country reached all-Stage 3 status.

The Authority hopes to submit its Part 161 Study to the FAA by September 2001 and expects an FAA decision by early 2002.  The complete study is expected to cost $3 million to $4 million.




Meseck Elected to Second Term as President

Current Slate of Officers to Continue: Holden As Vice President, Lombardo as Secretary

BURBANK, Calif., July 6, 2000 — The current slate of officers, led by Glendale Commissioner Carl Meseck, has been reelected to head the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for the coming year.  The nine-member Airport Authority Commission voted 7-0, with two commissioners absent, in its annual election July 5 to retain the leadership it first selected in July 1999.

Meseck begins his second term as president.  He has held a seat on the Commission since its inception in 1977 and has served previously as secretary and vice president.  Chris Holden, a commissioner from Pasadena since 1993, was reelected vice president and has previously served as Authority secretary. Charles Lombardo, who was appointed to the Authority by the City of Burbank in 1998, continues as secretary.




Burbank Airport to Celebrate 70th Anniversary with Community Open House

Airfield Tours, Vintage Aircraft & Photo Displays, Food & Refreshments to Highlight Saturday, June 3 Event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BURBANK, Calif., May 30, 2000 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Burbank Airport with a community open house Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The general public has been invited to participate in tours of the airfield, with a midpoint stop to view a Lockheed Super Constellation, a DC-3 and a Martin 404 on static display.  Food and refreshments will also be served.

The airport originally opened on Memorial Day weekend in 1930, and a banner marking the airport’s 70 years was hoisted over the just-past Memorial Day weekend to mark the occasion.

“Seven decades is a significant milestone, and we decided it presented us with a wonderful opportunity to get together with our neighbors,” said Executive Director Dios Marrero.

Through newspaper advertisement and other publicity, guests are being invited to park on Lot D, north of Winona Avenue on Hollywood Way, where buses will pick them up for the airfield tour and refreshment stop.  The circuit will take one to one and a half hours.

When Burbank Airport opened in 1930, it was called United Airport, having been built by a division of United Aircraft & Transport Corporation.  It was renamed Union Air Terminal in 1934 and was the primary airport for Los Angeles until the end  of World War II.

Lockheed Aircraft Company bought the airport in 1940 and renamed it Lockheed Air Terminal.  Commercial air traffic continued even while Lockheed supplied the war effort and developed numerous military and civilian aircraft in the ensuing decades.  Lockheed again changed the airport’s name in the 1960s, this time to Hollywood-Burbank Airport.  Following Lockheed’s sale of the airport in 1978 to a joint powers authority created by Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport acquired its current name.

Today Burbank Airport serves nearly 5 million annual passengers on flights by Alaska, American, America West, Southwest and United Airlines.




Authority Votes to Begin Part 161 Study

Goals Include Mandatory Curfew, Others Restrictions – Study to Proceed Regardless of Terminal Project Fate

BURBANK, Calif., April 17, 2000 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today voted to pursue a mandatory curfew and other noise restrictions by undertaking a Federal Aviation Regulation Part 161 Study.  The study will go forward regardless of whether the Authority and the City of Burbank reach a development agreement for the airport’s replacement passenger terminal project.

“We’re moving ahead on the Part 161 Study because the Authority sees the pursuit of a curfew as part of its overall noise reduction program.  We want to be a good neighbor and do everything we can to provide noise relief to the citizens of Burbank and Los Angeles.   Now is the time to begin,” said Authority President Carl Meseck.  “I am also hopeful we stand a better chance of succeeding now than if we had tried to begin this study earlier,” he added.

Today’s action left open the exact terms of the curfew that will be studied, pending further discussions with the City of Burbank, the FAA, private aircraft operators and the commercial airlines.  The initial phase of the study will cost approximately $1 million, and the Authority estimates the total cost will be $3 million to $4 million by the time the FAA completes its review.

The Authority engaged aviation consultant Landrum and Brown in early 1999 to head up a team to perform a Part 161 Study, and Landrum and Brown submitted a proposed scope of work last June.  Final consideration of the scope of work has been delayed since that time as the Authority and the City of Burbank have pursued finalization of a development agreement that would allow a new terminal to be built.

A preliminary “framework for settlement” arrived at last August called for the Authority to initiate a Part 161 Study once a final development agreement was reached. The Authority’s decision to proceed immediately confirms its position that the guarantee of a terminal is not seen as a necessary condition for performing the study.

“We are going to do those things that are under the Authority’s control to address noise, consistent with our resolution last year to eliminate all of the noise impact area under California law by 2015,” Meseck said.  “From this point forward, we will apply for noise insulation grants as aggressively as possible, and we will take every measure allowed by federal law to ensure  the public it has the best possible protection from the impacts of the airport.”

Landrum and Brown estimated that drafting a Part 161 Study and processing it with the FAA would take two years or longer.  It is a requirement of the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 that any airport desiring to adopt new noise rules that would restrict operations of Stage 3 aircraft (the newest generation of airline jets) first perform a study weighing any noise benefits against any negative impacts on air commerce posed by the restrictions.  Once the study is complete, the FAA is the final arbiter of whether the new rules will be allowed or not.

The Burbank Airport Part 161 Study will be the first in the nation to pursue a mandatory curfew on Stage 3 jets.  Burbank was the first airport in the nation to acquire an all-Stage 3 airline fleet in 1987, three years before Congress adopted the Airport Noise and Capacity Act and 13 years before all airports in the country reached all-Stage 3 status.

Several airports have initiated Part 161 studies since the 1990 act, but none were aimed at restricting Stage 3 aircraft.  All of those studies were called off short of completion or before the FAA’s review.

“There’s no question this will be a ground-breaking effort.  The premise of the Noise and Capacity Act was that Stage 3 jets were not to be interfered with, but it is clear after 13 years of Stage 3 jets at Burbank that they may not be the final answer as far as our community neighbors are concerned.  We still have to look at nighttime flights,” said Meseck.




Burbank Airport Sets Press Conference to Kick Off Los Angeles Home Insulation Program

BURBANK, Calif., March 15, 2000 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will inaugurate the first home insulation project to counter effects of aircraft noise in Los Angeles tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m. at 7833 Ferncola Avenue, Sun Valley.

The address is the residence of Lorenzo and Alejandra Salazar, among the first eligible participants to sign up for the airport-sponsored program that invests up to $40,000 in each house without cost to the homeowner.

Work is starting tomorrow on the Salazar home and 24 others in Sun Valley.  There will be interview opportunities with airport staff in charge of the program, participating residents, and contractors performing the work.  Some of the materials used in the home treatment – including custom-designed insulated windows – will be available for viewing.

The Airport Authority is currently working on three 25-home modules in Sun Valley, and about 300 area homes will eventually be covered under the current program.  An updated noise study that will add another 800 Sun Valley homes to the list for federal grant assistance was recently submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Overall there are 2,300 homes eligible for insulation in the current program, and there will be 3,100 upon FAA approval of the update, which is expected later this year.  The Authority expects to spend $120 million completing the program by 2015.

There are currently 259 homes in one stage or another of having insulation installed, and the Authority has accumulated over $12 million in FAA and Authority funds thus far to finance the program. In addition to the 75 homes in Sun Valley, there are 184 in Burbank.

In order to be eligible, homes must be located in the officially designated noise impact area, as determined by state and federal acoustical guidelines.  Generally, residences in areas where there are more than 65 decibels of aircraft noise averaged over 24 hours are eligible.




Southwest Airlines Accident Update, 12:20 a.m., March 6, 2000

There is little to report at this hour as agencies handling the incident consider options to move the aircraft from Hollywood Way.  Officials say they will know in the pre-dawn hours whether or not the aircraft can be moved in time to allow normal traffic in the vicinity of the airport.

We will not post any further updates tonight at this website, and we expect to be in touch with news media by telephone in time to supply ground traffic information for morning drive.  V. Gill




Southwest Jet Overshoots East-West Runway on Landing — 3 Minor Injuries Reported, No Fatalities; Plane Comes to Rest in Middle of Hollywood Way



BURBANK, Calif., March 5, 2000 — A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 arriving from Las Vegas broke through the airport perimeter fence upon landing this evening, coming to rest in the middle of Hollywood Way, the main thoroughfare to the entrance of Burbank Airport.

There were no fatalities on Flight 1455, and three persons suffered minor injuries and were transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. There were 137 passengers and five crewmembers on board.

As the plane broke through the fence, it struck an automobile with two occupants, but there were no injuries.

The plane landed at 6:11 p.m. and Burbank Fire Department responded at 6:12 p.m., according to department sources at the scene.

The aircraft leaked a minor amount of fuel, approximately 10 gallons, but there was no fire at the scene.

Following the incident, passengers were taken to a holding room on the airport, and all had left the facility by 9:30 p.m.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board joined other responding agencies and will pursue further investigation of the incident.

Early estimates are that the aircraft will remain on Hollywood Way, between Thornton Avenue on the south and Winona Avenue on the north at least until tomorrow.

Officials at this time are evaluating the best routes to the airport, which has continued to operate throughout the evening.  Empire Avenue on the south side of the airport remains open and has access to the airport terminal roadway.

The Airport Authority will continue to post updated information at this site as it becomes available.




Airport Authority Seeks Funds for Improvements to Burbank Middle School

BURBANK, Calif., January 19, 2000 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted unanimously yesterday to seek funds from the Federal Aviation Administration to pay for insulation and air conditioning of the auditorium and music room at Luther Burbank Middle School. The project will cost an estimated $582,000.

Luther Burbank Middle School, the first of four schools insulated under the Authority’s Part 150 Study mitigation program, has already had all classrooms, offices and its library treated at a cost of $3.9 million. The auditorium and music room were not included because there was no regular instruction in the facilities, a prerequisite for federal funding.

Last year, the Burbank Unified School District notified the Authority that regular instruction was now taking place in the two rooms, and the Authority obtained a finding from the FAA that they were therefore eligible for grant assistance. With yesterday’s action, the Authority will now request the additional funding, with FAA’s concurrence, as part of a future grant from the Airport Improvement Program, the FAA’s source of insulation grants.

“We’re very pleased the FAA approved these two rooms for grant eligibility without requiring additional study.  The past insulation and air conditioning have made a big difference to the 1,100 students at Luther Burbank, and this work will bring even more improvement to the learning environment at the school,” said Acting Executive Director Dios Marrero following the Authority’s action.

There is no scheduled date for the next FAA grant offer, but it could come as soon as September, the end of the federal fiscal year, if past FAA practice is followed.  Once the offer is received, the school district oversees the design and installation of the insulation treatment, and the work is paid for by a combination of 80% federal and 20% Airport Authority funds.

Since adoption of the Part 150 Study in 1989, the Authority and the FAA have committed $12.6 million for school insulation at Luther Burbank Middle School, Glenwood Elementary School in Sun Valley, Saint Patrick’s School in North Hollywood and Mingay Adult School in Burbank.  All but Mingay have been completed.

The Authority and the FAA have also committed another $13 million for residential insulation and air conditioning, enough to treat nearly 300 homes.  The Authority expects to direct $120 million to home and school insulation by 2015.




Authority Sets Firm Goal:
No Noise Impact Area by 2015

Resolution Sets Policy For Noise Mitigation Priorities

BURBANK, Calif., August 2, 1999 -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority committed itself to the goal of eliminating all incompatible land use near the airport associated with aircraft noise by the year 2015 by adopting a benchmark noise policy resolution at its first meeting in August.

The resolution establishes an overall framework for the airport's ongoing noise mitigation programs by setting the zero-impact-area goal and identifying the priorities for choosing which measures will be undertaken.

"This is one of the most important steps we can take to improve our noise program because it focuses the Authority's attention on what actions are most important, and for the first time, it tells the public there is a specific time when the Authority will attain all of the goals and requirements of state policy," President Carl Meseck said.

Noise Policy

The resolution establishes the principle that the highest priority will be given to actions which have the highest level of benefits to the community in relation to the investment required, and which are most likely to be under the control of the Authority.

By concentrating on things we know we can accomplish, we will be assured of getting better results than if we spend too much time and effort on measures with low chances of success, Meseck noted.

The Authority will also adopt the California Noise Standards as its gauge for measuring its progress toward the zero-impact area goal in 2015, since those standards are used throughout the state and are more favorable to residents than the measurement system used in other parts of the country.

Under the state noise standards, residential land use impacted by a 24-hour average level of 65 decibels or louder from aircraft operations is considered Aincompatible. The goal of the standards is to reduce noise or to mitigate its impact so that no homes are left in the 65 decibel area.  Currently, Burbank Airport has an estimated 1401 homes in the impact area.

The Authority's record over the past 21 years in reducing noise impact is well known across the country.  In 1987, Burbank Airport became the first airport in the U.S. to achieve an all-Stage 3 jet airline fleet, the quietest generation of jet technology.  National policy adopted by Congress in 1990 emulated that approach, setting the goal for an all-Stage 3 airline fleet throughout the country for the year 2000.

In addition, the Authority has secured over $22 million in the past 10 years for school and home insulation programs and performed two major noise studies under federal guidelines to aid in reducing noise and noise impacts.




Carl Meseck of Glendale Elected President

Chris Holden of Pasadena Named Vice President; Charles Lombardo of Burbank Continues as Secretary for Coming Year

BURBANK, Calif., July 26, 1999 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today elected Commissioner Carl Meseck of Glendale to serve as president of the Airport Authority Commission for the coming fiscal year.  He succeeds Pasadena Commissioner Joyce Streator, who has been president for the past three years.

Meseck, who has served previously as secretary and vice president and who has held a seat on the Commission since its inception in 1977, said his top priority will be to reach a successful conclusion on all matters relating to the proposed replacement terminal project at Burbank Airport.

“I think we can all see the light at the end of the tunnel now, and I will do everything I can to make sure we get there,” Meseck said.

Replacing Meseck as vice president is Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden, who has served on the Commission since 1993. Holden has previously served as secretary and is a member of the Commission’s Operations and Development Committee which oversees airport daily operational issues and the development of capital projects.

Burbank Commissioner Charles Lombardo, a member of the Authority since 1998, was reelected secretary, a post he has held for the past year.  Lombardo is also a member of the Operations and Development Committee.