BURBANK — The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday informed the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority that its application for a proposed nighttime curfew at Bob Hope Airport — nine years and $6 million in the making — is complete, with two minor exceptions.
The announcement was made in a letter addressed to the authority’s executive director, Dan Feger, and signed by the FAA’s acting associate administrator for airports, Catherine Lang. In the letter, Lang confirmed that the authority’s nearly 800-page request to restrict all landings and departures at the Bob Hope Airport between 10 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. is missing answers to two key questions.
The authority must resolve whether a 10 p.m. curfew would reallocate 8,830 flights to Ontario Airport, as its application states, or 6,336, which the FAA contends. It must also clear up whether the bulk of operations shifted to Ontario Airport would be of a Bombardier Dash 8 or Bombardier Dash 6 type aircraft, since the authority mentioned both in its report.