Chronological Index for February 1997

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February 1997

Are Corporate Helicopters Coming of Age?. Business & Commercial Aviation reports that the corporate helicopter market experienced a fair-sized expansion in 1996, and industry leaders are positive about the future of the market. The article mentions that noise problems continue to be the largest problem for heliport expansions.

Product Preview for Noise-Canceling Pilot Headset. Business & Commercial Aviation reports that the latest active noise-canceling headset for fixed-wing and helicopter pilots is available from the David Clark Company.

February 7, 1997

Koala Bears Consume Sound Buffer in Los Angeles Neighborhood. The Los Angeles Times reports that eucalyptus trees -- which provide a noise and pollution buffer between a major road and residents residents in Los Angeles -- will be cut by the Los Angeles Zoo, who owns the trees. The cut -- which will provide eucalyptus leaves for five koalas and encourage new growth -- was opposed by neighbors, one of which stood in front of the chainsaws to try and stop the zoo from cutting anymore than the 230 they have already cut.

February 10, 1997

Airport is a Top Concern for Candidates of a California City Council Race. The Los Angeles Times reports that a political race for a city council seat in Camarillo, California has all three candidates taking a stand on airport noise. The issues at hand is a proposal to change the former Navy airfield at Point Mugu into an airport which offers commercial flights.

February 11, 1997

Los Angeles Council Member Calls for Stricter Noise Rules at Van Nuys Airport. The Los Angeles Times reports that Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick is renewing her past efforts in pushing officials at Van Nuys Airport to establish restrictions on noise.

February 12, 1997

Burbank Proposes Plan to End the Fight over Airport Expansion. The Los Angeles Times reports that in a press conference, officials from Burbank California introduced a compromise proposal for the proposed new terminal at Burbank Airport. They agreed to allow a slight increase in the number of gates -- from 14 to 16 -- if the airport would agree to a cap on adding more than 10 percent more flights, and to a night curfew.

February 13, 1997

California's El Toro Airport Foes Cite Study About Falling Home Values. The Los Angeles Times reports that residents near the proposed El Toro airport in Orange County, California are hoping that a federal study conducted in 1994 can help them prove that their property values will be harmed by the airport.

Burbank's Airport Plan Unacceptable to Airport Carriers. The Los Angeles Times says that Burbank, California's most recent proposal for expansion of the Burbank Airport terminal has been torn apart by two airlines that serve the facility.

February 16, 1997

More Opinions on California's El Toro Air Base Aired. The Los Angeles Times reprinted the following four letters to the editor concerning the proposed conversion of the El Toro Air Station near Los Angeles into a commercial airport.

February 18, 1997

Study Finds that Cargo Development at Belgium Airport Will Bring Noise Problems. The publication Airports reports that two independent studies have been done on the Bierset Airport near Liege, Belgium, and one of them has found that noise problems would result from expanding the airport into a major cargo hub.

February 20, 1997

Noise Conference to be Held in Europe. The European reports that as part of the European Commission's focus on noise problems, a conference on noise issues will be held on March 24 that will gather noise experts from around Europe.

February 21, 1997

California Airport Environmental Report Lacks Property Value Impacts. OC Weekly printed the following editorial by Anthony Pignataro regarding the proposed conversion of the El Toro Air Base near Irvine, California to a commercial airport:

Nevada City Seeks Funds for Sound Barriers. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that city officials from Henderson, Nevada made a pitch Thursday to the Legislature for $30 million for sound barriers along U.S. Highway 515, but a state transportation official said the project is too costly.

Residents Plan to Appeal Building of California Monastery. The Los Angeles Times reports that residents of Yorba Linda, California will appeal the approval of a community monastery and meditation center; residents think traffic and noise will be a problem during large celebrations.

February 25, 1997

Florida City Considers Noise Ordinance. The Stuart News / Port St. Lucie News reports that city commissioners in Stuart, Florida gave a favorable review Monday night to a draft of a noise ordinance that would help prohibit disturbing noise in the city.

February 28, 1997

Residents Are Noise Hostages to Denver Aircraft Noise. The Rocky Mountain News printed the following letter-to-the-editor from Kendall and Sharon Haag Parker regarding the noise problems resulting from the Denver Airport.

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