Commission Recommends Flight Path Adjustments After Noise Complaints Around Burbank Airport

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The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to use different flight paths for aircraft departures flying out of Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Authority members voted 8-0 on Monday to approve a resolution as a way to try and provide relief for Studio City residents and those who live in the south San Fernando Valley who say they have been bombarded with aircraft noise the past two years. Zareh Sinanyan, the authority’s president who has taken a position with the Armenian government, was absent from the meeting.

According to a report compiled by the consulting firm Landrum & Brown in October, departing flights out of Hollywood Burbank have been shifting toward the south, from over the 101 Freeway to above Studio City and Sherman Oaks.

Commissioner Terry Tornek, who represents Pasadena, said the authority has been accused of standing idly by and not doing anything to address the airplanes departing from Hollywood Burbank and making their turns to go northbound above those Los Angeles neighborhoods.

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