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Tuesday, Nov 24th

Last update07:18:01 AM GMT


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

Information on all flights to or from Burbank is also available on, 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,, 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.