December 27, 2012
A popular vocational center at Van Nuys Airport that has trained thousands of aviation mechanics during its 40-year history faces closure or relocation next year if the Los Angeles Unified School District can no longer afford to keep the facility open. Educators, students, national organizations and business owners at the airport say the loss of the program would be a blow to those seeking technical careers in the aviation industry, which is already suffering a shortage of qualified entry-level mechanics.
January 11, 2013
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday ordered local officials to develop a detailed plan to save a popular aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport. On a motion by Eric Garcetti, the council called on Los Angeles World Airports, the airport's operator, to find ways to preserve the North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center, which has trained thousands of mechanics during its 40-year history. The school, which is run by the Los Angeles Unified School District, is located off Hayvenhurst Avenue in a hangar with adjoining classrooms and workshops.
August 8, 2012
In a sign that the market for private and corporate jets is recovering, a new aviation center offering conference rooms and other amenities for travelers opened Thursday at Van Nuys Airport. NetJets Inc., which sells individuals and companies shares in private jet aircraft, unveiled a 10,000 sq. ft. terminal on property leased from its partner, Maguire Aviation, a fixed-base operator at the airport. The glass and steel structure includes private conference facilities, wireless access, services for business travelers, an onsite kitchen that offers catered meals, and lounges for both children and air crews.
November 5, 2008
Airport to hold second public meeting on noise Officials at Van Nuys Airport will hold another public workshop for residents curious about a proposed plan to phase out noisy aircraft and shift a series of flights to regional landing strips, including Bob Hope Airport. The meeting is slated to last from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Van Nuys FlyAway upstairs conference room, 7610 Woodley Ave. Residents are invited to comment on the draft version of the airport?s Environmental Impact Report, which details what affect shifting flights would have on regions, such as Burbank.
November 5, 2008
BURBANK — The Burbank- Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority voted Monday to oppose a proposed plan to phase out older, noisier airplanes from Van Nuys Airport, citing concerns that the planes will be sent to Bob Hope Airport. Authority members argued that the draft Environmental Impact Report regarding the Van Nuys Airport Noisier Aircraft Phaseout Project “vastly understates” the number of noisier Stage 2 airplanes that would be sent to Bob Hope Airport in attempt to set a daytime curfew for the older planes, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
June 27, 2013
Recently spared from closure, the popular aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport will receive a $25,000 donation this weekend to establish a scholarship fund for low-income students. The University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation will present the donation during ceremonies Saturday evening at Clay Lacy Aviation, which is near the North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center. North Dakota "is home to one of the nation's top collegiate flight training programs and we're honored to show our support for one of the nation's top aircraft mechanics schools," said Larry Martin, board chairman of the foundation.
October 25, 2008
ON THE AGENDA The following items will be discussed at Tuesday?s Burbank City Council meeting: ? The City Council on Tuesday is slated to consider appointing 16 residents to the Child Care Committee, a group charged with responding to individual child care concerns and issues around Burbank. The nominees include retired educators and members of the Burbank YMCA. WHAT TO EXPECT The 16 applicants are expected to be assigned to the post, which lasts one year.
January 24, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority unanimously approved a $44,500 contract with a communications firm to inform the public through presentations, meetings and advertisements about the Bob Hope Airport’s efforts to obtain a nighttime curfew for all flights. Cooper Communications also will have to inform the public that the airport would support a similar nighttime curfew at the Van Nuys Airport, Communication Firm President Martin Cooper said at Wednesday’s authority meeting.
May 7, 2005
Mark R. Madler The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is cracking down on use of air space at Bob Hope Airport by helicopter training schools. Authority commissioners approved an agreement Monday with training school Group 3 Aviation establishing guidelines it must follow when using airport airspace. "By entering into the agreement, they will blend in with other traffic coming and going from the airport," said airport spokesman Victor Gill.