FAA pushes on with Burbank terminal approval process

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The Federal Aviation Administration has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed replacement passenger terminal project at Hollywood Burbank Airport. The regulator will host two virtual public workshops on the document throughout September.

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is proposing the construction of a 14-gate passenger terminal in the northeast section of the airport. It would replace the existing, 14-gate passenger terminal in the southeast section of the airport which does not meet current FAA safety standards because of its proximity to the taxiways and runways.

Under the plans, the existing passenger terminal would be demolished, and parallel Taxiways A and C would be extended full length to the ends of Runways 15-33 and 8-26, respectively. The project would also include building a 45,900ft (4,300m2) aircraft apron, public parking structure, airline cargo building, passenger terminal access road, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting station, central utility plant and other infrastructure. A number of structures and facilities would be demolished or removed.

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