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Task Force

In recent years, there has been a noticeable southern shift in the flight tracks of aircraft departing the Airport.

Flight tracks are determined by the FAA and not by the Authority.

The Authority participated in a Task Force, with stakeholders from throughout the Valley, that made recommendations to the FAA aimed at ending the southern shift.

The southern shift is not caused by increased flights at the Airport.

  • When the volume of operations at the Airport was at its peak in 2007, there was no southern shift.
  • When the volume of operations at the Airport was at a low point at the start of the COVID pandemic, the southern shift did not go away.

Flight Path Analysis Report

Task Force Recommendations


Task Force Recommendations Letters 5.28.2020

Records of Public Meetings of Task Force


Meetings | Southern San Fernando Valley Airplane Noise Task Force

Click here for info re: the FAA's environmental assessment (EA) of proposed amendments to two existing departure procedures at BUR.