DNC brings more airport noise

August 16, 2000

Paul Clinton

AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Burbank Airport officials warned nearby residents

about an expected increase in jet noise this week caused by the

Democratic National Convention.

In a Friday statement, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority

Executive Director Dios Marrero said the airport will see an increases in

the number of private aircraft flying in and out.


"It shouldn't be as busy as New Year's Day when the Rose Bowl can

attract 50 or so visiting corporate aircraft, but some of our tenants do

expect a noticeable increase," Marrero said. "We just want the public to

know this is a special, one-time event."

The airport also issued requests to aircraft owners to comply with the

10 p.m.-to-7 a.m. flight curfew. Flight dispatch centers were also sent


The curfew restricts the operations of older Stage 2 jets, which tend

to cause more noise. Most commercial flights don't fall into that

category and can flight at night. The airport has a voluntary curfew on

the newer, quieter Stage 3 planes.

Private operators can be fined for flying during the restricted hours.

Airport spokesman Victor Gill said the airport has levied 19 fines since

June 1999 ranging from $500 to $1,000.

The increases in flights should subside Friday, the day after the

nominating convention ends.

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