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NEWPORT BEACH AVIATION POLICY <br />POLICY <br />A -17 <br />The City's aviation policy consists of three components: <br />A. The preservation of the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement; <br />B. The possible modification of the Settlement Agreement under terms acceptable <br />to the City and County; and <br />C. The development of an additional commercial airport to complement service <br />provided at JWA. <br />The measures to implement this policy are discussed in POLICY IMPLEMENTATION <br />and implementation of all components of this policy are necessary to preserve the <br />quality of life for Newport Beach residents. <br />PURPOSE <br />The purpose of this policy is to establish a comprehensive program to minimize the <br />impact of John Wayne Airport (JWA) on the quality of life for Newport Beach residents <br />by preserving the current operational restrictions at JWA, investigating ways to extend <br />and/or strengthen those restrictions, and encouraging objective evaluation of the <br />potential for converting El Toro MCAS to a commercial airport that would complement <br />air transportation service provided at JWA. <br />INTRODUCTION <br />The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has predicted that the <br />demand for air transportation in Orange County will exceed 16 million annual <br />passengers (MAP) in the year 2000 and 23 MAP in 2010• JWA is the only commercial <br />airport in Orange County and commercial aircraft departing JWA generate noise that <br />affects more than 40,000 Newport Beach residents. However, inadequate land area and <br />other constraints currently prevent JWA from serving more than 50% of the existing <br />demand, and less than half of the anticipated demand, for air transportation in Orange <br />County. <br />1