Burbank Bob Hope Airport is inviting the public to attend a free community workshop on the Airport’s aircraft noise impact study. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Terminal Skyroom. The current noise impact study is an update of the Airport’s 1998 Federal Aviation Regulation Part 150 Study, which evaluates current and projected aircraft noise impacts on communities near airports.
“The workshops are designed to allow members of the community to express their opinions and concerns, provide input, and learn more about the process of noise compatibility planning surrounding the Bob Hope Airport,” said Mark Hardyment, Director of Noise and Environmental Programs for the Airport.
The workshop will be led by the Airport Authority’s consultants, Coffman Associates and Cooper Communications. It will be conducted in an open house format and will include a variety of displays that explain and summarize the Part 150 process, the project schedule, inventory of existing conditions, aviation forecasts, and draft noise exposure contours. Airport executives and their consultants will be available to explain any technical details and respond to questions and queries. Comment forms will also be available at the workshop.
On September 11, 2012, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Burbank Bob Hope Airport staff participated in a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. TSA and Airport employees were unexpectedly joined by Charlie Lowe, a U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS LCI 663 during World War II.
At 8:46 a.m., TSA employees and Airport staff gathered at security checkpoints A and B while a brief speech was read over the public address system. For 60 seconds afterward, TSA suspended its Security Screening Operations at both terminal checkpoints.
The terrorist attacks of 2001 resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area when three planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania after the passengers fought the hijackers.
On September 1, the first banner by a 2012 Tower Banner Art Contest winner was installed on the Terminal tower. The banner, which depicts the 2012 theme “Cleared for Take Off,” was created by Iris Kim, who was a senior at Crescenta Valley High School in Glendale when the 2012 contest winners were announced.
Kim’s banner will remain on the tower until early December, when it will be replaced by the winning entry from Pasadena High School’s Ali Jakubczyk. The final winning banner, by Burbank High School’s Nalani Hernandez, will be hung on the tower in March 2013. The annual Tower Banner Student Art Contest is open to high school students from the Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena Unified School Districts, and the 2012 winning banners were selected from 148 entries across all three districts.
To be eligible to enter the contest, student artists must be enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in one of the three public school districts. Since the contest’s inception five years ago, $13,500 has been awarded to each school district to help support and promote the districts’ education programs for the arts.
The theme for the 2013 Tower Banner Art Contest is “The Sky’s the Limit.” Interested students should contact their art teachers for contest rules and regulations. For more information on the 2012 Tower Banner Art Contest winners, visit the Burbank Bob Hope Airport website.
Coming soon to Burbank Bob Hope Airport: a reduced Valet rate for the first half-hour! On August 20, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority approved the implementation of a new Valet incremental rate adjustment, which will be rolled out within the next month. The parking rates for all parking lots, including close-in parking in the Structure, Lot E, and Valet are now synchronized at $3 for up to 30 minutes of parking. Additional parking at Valet costs $7 for up to 45 minutes and $13 for up to 60 minutes.
On September 20, prime contractor McCarthy Building Companies began the pile driving phase of the construction of the Airport’s Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC). Between now and December 2012, 875 piles will be driven almost 75 feet deep in order to reduce seismic impact on the RITC’s structure. For more information on the pile driving phase, read the Airport’s press release.
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