Van Nuys

Van Nuys - Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Program

Each year the Friendly Flyer Award is presented to jet operators that meet or exceed our VNY noise abatement program criteria during the award year.  The voluntary Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Program for jet aircraft was first established at VNY in 1994 to address the community’s concerns regarding jet aircraft noise in neighboring areas.  LAWA created the “Friendly Flyer” award in 2012 to acknowledge operators who complied with all noise abatement policies and procedures and had the highest level of success in adhering to the voluntary No Early Turn and Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Programs. In 2021, the Quieter Nights Program was added to the award criteria.

For more information about the Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Program and the program criteria for operators at VNY, please visit:

2021 Friendly Flyer Award Winners

Total Winners

First-time Winners 

Repeat Winners






Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is pleased to congratulate and express our appreciation to the 18 companies receiving the 10th Annual Van Nuys Airport Friendly Flyer Awards. Winners of the prestigious award received award plaques to acknowledge their achievement.


First-time Winners       Repeat Winners  
  • Aero Technologies, Inc.
  • Las Vegas Jet, LLC
  • Windairwest, LLC
  • 601 Holdings, LLC
  • Chrysler Aviation, Inc.
  • Executive Jet Management, Inc.
  • Four Corner Aviation (Formerly known as Millbrook Air)
  • Jet Aviation Flight Services, Inc.
  • Jet Edge International
  • Jet Linx Aviation, LLC
  • Latitude 33 Aviation, LLC
  • Mountain Aviation, Inc.
  • Regency Air, LLC
  • Sun Air Jets, LLC
  • Wheels Up Private Jets, LLC
  • Wonderful Citrus Aviation
  • Worldwide Jet Charter, Inc.
  • XCEL Jet Management, Inc.



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