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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1991
Re: "Noise Abatement Causing Near Misses, Pilots Charge" (March 12): Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport emphatically agrees efforts to address airport noise should not be allowed to compromise safety, and it is for that reason we have steadfastly refused to dictate flight procedures as part of our noise reduction program. We have held fast to this position despite pressure from the Los Angeles City Council, Rep. Howard Berman (D-Panorama City) and homeowner groups demanding we impose runway choices on pilots.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1993 | Hugo Martin, Robert W. Garcin is president of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, which voted March 23 to build a terminal building about four times the size of the current terminal. The first phase of the $150-million to $200-million project is to be completed by 1998. Consultants for the airport estimate that about 5 million passengers will fly in and out of the airport by 1998, increasing to 10 million by 2010. The airport now serves nearly 4 million passengers annually. Garcin has defended the airport against charges that the larger terminal will mean more aircraft noise, traffic and pollution. He was interviewed by staff writer Hugo Martin
Question: Why does the airport need a new terminal? Answer: It needs a new terminal because the present terminal is in the wrong location. When it was built, it was within whatever guidelines (that) then existed under FAA regulations. It no longer matches the current guidelines of the FAA. There is a necessary 750 feet clearance zone between the center line of the runway and structures. Our building, as well as our parking structure, are within that 750 feet separation line.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1989
As the founding member of the Burbank Flatlanders Home Protection League, I am writing to complain that you published such a sleazy article on the "poll" taken regarding public approval of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, written bW. McGarry (May 28). To the best of my knowledge, not one of us homeowners living directly under the departure flight path of the airport was interviewed by the pollsters. McGarry's attempt to denigrate us "anti-noise crusaders," as he calls us, and our efforts to protect our property and our life styles through the political process, is shameful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1991
Re: "Noise Abatement Causing Near Misses, Pilots Charge" (March 12): Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport emphatically agrees efforts to address airport noise should not be allowed to compromise safety, and it is for that reason we have steadfastly refused to dictate flight procedures as part of our noise reduction program. We have held fast to this position despite pressure from the Los Angeles City Council, Rep. Howard Berman (D-Panorama City) and homeowner groups demanding we impose runway choices on pilots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1986 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The president of the Burbank Airport Authority appointed a committee of commissioners Monday to examine safety at the airport in light of last month's collision between a commercial jetliner and a small plane over Cerritos. Robert W. Garcin, president of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, said the three-member committee should undertake a broad examination of mixed use of the Burbank Airport by commercial jet operations and unscheduled flights by private and corporate aircraft.
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March 13, 1986 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
The Burbank Airport Authority has decided to ask the Federal Aviation Administration to further explain a package of safety requests that the president of the authority has warned could close the airport. Members of the authority voted unanimously at their regular meeting last week to ask the FAA for "clarification of the matters set forth" in a letter received in February. In the letter, the FAA requested an immediate ban on jetliner takeoffs to the east from one of the airport's two runways.
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April 3, 1986 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Margie Gee has been relentlessly battling Burbank Airport for 18 years, but that doesn't keep her from catching a plane there. "I think I've paid my dues, and I'm more justified in using that airport than anyone else if it's convenient for me," said Gee, the only anti-noise activist ever appointed to the Burbank Airport authority. "Anything that airport can do for me, I have more than earned."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1993 | Hugo Martin, Robert W. Garcin is president of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, which voted March 23 to build a terminal building about four times the size of the current terminal. The first phase of the $150-million to $200-million project is to be completed by 1998. Consultants for the airport estimate that about 5 million passengers will fly in and out of the airport by 1998, increasing to 10 million by 2010. The airport now serves nearly 4 million passengers annually. Garcin has defended the airport against charges that the larger terminal will mean more aircraft noise, traffic and pollution. He was interviewed by staff writer Hugo Martin
Question: Why does the airport need a new terminal? Answer: It needs a new terminal because the present terminal is in the wrong location. When it was built, it was within whatever guidelines (that) then existed under FAA regulations. It no longer matches the current guidelines of the FAA. There is a necessary 750 feet clearance zone between the center line of the runway and structures. Our building, as well as our parking structure, are within that 750 feet separation line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1994 | HENRY CHU
Longtime Commissioner Brian Bowman of Burbank has been named new president of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, which oversees Burbank Airport. Bowman, previously the authority's vice president, was elected unanimously by commissioners this week. He succeeds Robert W. Garcin of Glendale, who headed the panel for 10 years and remains a commissioner. Replacing Bowman as vice president is Carl Raggio Jr. of Glendale. The new secretary is Joyce A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1995
Talk about trying out the product. Burbank Airport commissioners have spent nearly $90,000 for travel in the last three years, including first-class airplane trips to Maui, Toronto and the Virgin Islands, three limousine rides and an $85 massage at a Washington, D.C. hotel, according to documents obtained by The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1989
As the founding member of the Burbank Flatlanders Home Protection League, I am writing to complain that you published such a sleazy article on the "poll" taken regarding public approval of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, written bW. McGarry (May 28). To the best of my knowledge, not one of us homeowners living directly under the departure flight path of the airport was interviewed by the pollsters. McGarry's attempt to denigrate us "anti-noise crusaders," as he calls us, and our efforts to protect our property and our life styles through the political process, is shameful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1986 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The president of the Burbank Airport Authority appointed a committee of commissioners Monday to examine safety at the airport in light of last month's collision between a commercial jetliner and a small plane over Cerritos. Robert W. Garcin, president of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, said the three-member committee should undertake a broad examination of mixed use of the Burbank Airport by commercial jet operations and unscheduled flights by private and corporate aircraft.
NEWS
April 3, 1986 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Margie Gee has been relentlessly battling Burbank Airport for 18 years, but that doesn't keep her from catching a plane there. "I think I've paid my dues, and I'm more justified in using that airport than anyone else if it's convenient for me," said Gee, the only anti-noise activist ever appointed to the Burbank Airport authority. "Anything that airport can do for me, I have more than earned."
NEWS
March 13, 1986 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
The Burbank Airport Authority has decided to ask the Federal Aviation Administration to further explain a package of safety requests that the president of the authority has warned could close the airport. Members of the authority voted unanimously at their regular meeting last week to ask the FAA for "clarification of the matters set forth" in a letter received in February. In the letter, the FAA requested an immediate ban on jetliner takeoffs to the east from one of the airport's two runways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1995
Effectively killing the most recent proposal to expand Burbank Airport, the Burbank City Council voted to oppose a $109.8-million package to finance the acquisition of land for a larger terminal. The council, on a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, stated that promised concessions from the board overseeing the airport were not enough to assure council members a greater say in how the terminal would be built.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1997
Again The Times' editorial staff misses the mark. The call to "sit down and hammer out their differences once and for all" ("Airport Authority Should Now Court Compromise," Nov. 9) perpetuates the lack of understanding. When will your paper realize that the dispute between Burbank and the Airport Authority is not over noise. It is over control. If the authority does not appeal Judge [Carl] West's decision and acknowledges Burbank's "land use" regulatory power, how does that get Burbank its curfew and caps on flights / noise?
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