'87 Deadline Set for Quieter Jets

Burbank Airport commissioners have voted to ban noisy jetliners from the airfield as of April, 1987, almost two years earlier than required by previous noise-abatement rules.

The unanimous decision on Monday to adopt new noise rules represented a compromise between the airlines and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. The agency in December considered forcing air carriers to convert their fleets to federally certified Stage 3 aircraft, the quietest commercial jetliners available, by January, 1986.

The authority's previous noise rules, adopted in 1982, required the airlines to stop using the noisier jets by January, 1989.

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