van nyesBe Part of Local History as the Van Nuys Airport Celebrates its 85th Anniversary – Now thru August 22, send us your memories, videos, and/or digital photos to be published on this exclusive website.

All participants will be entered in a special drawing to WIN a chance to fly with legendary aviator Clay Lacy aboard his sleek Lear 35!

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Main Van Nuys runway to close for 10 days – Van Nuys Airport’s 8,000-foot primary runway, 16R/34L, will be closed beginning July 16 for the final phase of a $20.5 million improvement project. The project will end on July 26 at 11:59 p.m. Work being done on the runway includes asphalt milling and paving of…

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burbank airportBurbank AirportFor those living near Bob Hope and Van Nuys airports, jet noise is a way of life. But it’s the noise at night from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. that is prompting lawmakers to propose a mandatory curfew. “When you’re standing in your home or you’re standing outside or you’re trying to carry on a conversation or you’re trying to get some sleep, and you hear just how loud those flights are, and how much it makes your house shake, you’ll get a much better appreciation for what we’re talking about,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).

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Van Nuys AP SchoolGarcetti urges effort to save aviation mechanics school. The councilman says he will ask the city airport agency and L.A. Unified to explore ways to keep the program running at Van Nuys Airport – Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti on Friday called for measures to keep a highly regarded aviation mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport from shutting down or being moved to smaller facilities elsewhere.

Garcetti said he will request at the Jan. 4 council meeting that Los Angeles World Airports, the operator of Van Nuys, and the Los Angeles Unified School District explore ways to ensure the continued operation of the vocational school, which has produced thousands of mechanics during its 40-year history. Because of tight budgets, the district might close or relocate the school.

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Citing a major victory for airport businesses and employees, the Van Nuys Airport Association, which represents businesses at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California, has struck a deal with the Los Angeles World Airports that reduces closure of the airport’s main runway from Los Angeles World Airports’ proposed 17 weeks to 10 days.

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THE global economic downturn dealt a painful blow to the general aviation industry.

At Van Nuys Airport, a major economic engine of the San Fernando Valley, the airfield’s largest employers have cut jobs by an unprecedented 41 percent. Since 2003, takeoffs and landings have declined an average of 10 percent per year. To put this in perspective, the last time operations dipped this low was in 1962 – when John F. Kennedy was president and man had not yet walked on the moon.

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