No Recession From ‘Annoying’ Airport Noise For Van Nuys Residents

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Residents in the San Fernando Valley called Tuesday for officials to come up with a plan to cut down air traffic — and the accompanying noise — at the Van Nuys airport.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports the economic recession has done little to make things quieter around what was once the busiest general aviation airport in the U.S.

While flights of of small piston aircraft have been cut in half, the number of private jets and helicopters has increased, with 62 helicopters based out of Van Nuys.

Los Angeles World Airports wants the public to help provide operational guidelines for the next five years — which may give local residents a chance to finally have their voices heard.

“There’s a lot of noise from the airplanes, and that is disturbing,” said one woman. “Nighttime, I think, is the most annoying.”

Residents may visit the airport’s website to provide comments and feedback for the creation of a noise exposure map before Nov. 9.

Previous mapping projects have helped the airport agency target where to spend millions of dollars to soundproof more than 1,000 nearby homes.

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  1. LA's the place says:

    Soundproof the homes? Why not move the damn airport. It has grown too large for the neighborhood.

    1. Scott says:

      The airport has been there sence 1930. most of the houses were built in the 40’s. so move the houses not the airport

    2. P Currie says:

      The FAA needs to be regulated, it is the problem. It is encouraging air transportation across the country. it is a Big problem, not local, not regional but a national problem. The EPA should be overseeing FAA—the FAA is the cause of major pollution. It cannot regulate itself.

  2. Trevor says:

    That airports been there for about a hundred years… Where do these F’n residents get off thinking they can just move in and shut the airport down cause they don’t like the noise. Planes are SIGNIFICANTLY quieter now than they were 10, 20, 30+ years ago; the airport needs to be there and the aviation community is trying to make it as quiet as possible for everyone – they can only do so much though. When can we start asking for semi-trucks to no longer drive on the freeway near my house, they’re engine breaking noise is deafening!

  3. DUPER says:

    WHY DID THEY BIULD HOMEs IN THAT AREA IN THE FIRST PLACE. DON’T LIKE THE HOOD DON’T MOVE IN THERE, IT’S NOT LIKE THE AIRPORT JUST DROPPED IN

  4. John says:

    What about moving the residents? It was their choice to move near an airport in the first place. If you don’t like the noise then move out!

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