Since acquiring the airport in 1978, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has been working to minimize aircraft noise impacts on the surrounding communities. During that period, the Authority has conducted 3 Part 150 Noise Mitigation Studies, sound insulated over 2,400 homes, and attempted to convert its voluntary curfew to a mandatory curfew.
The Authority has also been a leader in sustainability efforts, constructing the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center as hub for rental cars and connecting passengers to bus and rail services. The airport also installed electric charging stations at all 14 aircraft gates allowing for airlines to use clean, electric aircraft support equipment.
Efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, integrate sustainability in its operations, and being responsive to community concerns all while providing economic benefits to the region have been the hallmark of the Airport Authority since its inception.