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03 Aug 2017 08: 00

Van Nuys Airport Becomes the Only General Aviation Airport to Hold Carbon Accreditation Level 2 from Airports Council International

(Van Nuys, California – August 3, 2017) Van Nuys Airport (VNY) becomes the only general aviation airport to hold level 2 reduction in Airport Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program furthering the airport’s goal to become a greener, cleaner and more efficient airport for all stakeholders.

The Airport Carbon Accreditation program recognizes airports worldwide for both reducing and committing to further manage their carbon footprint with the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality. In May 2017, VNY committed to 5% emissions reduction from 2013 by 2025 with consideration of financial, operational, business and reporting requirements, available technologies, and monitoring constraints.

“This honor is one example of VNY’s commitment to being a world-class leader in service and a partner in the community,” said Board of Airports Commissioner, Jeffery Daar. Airport Manager, Flora Margheritis, added “VNY has one of the most stringent environmental programs for a general aviation airport and is also committed to recycling and sustainability.” Improvements will be made in VNY’s use of electricity, natural gas, and fuels in LAWA owned and operated facilities.

Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2 Reduction requires airports to quantify their carbon output during a set time period, to submit carbon management plans, and to show progress towards achieving a reduced carbon footprint. Independent verification is conducted biennially to monitor progress towards meeting emissions reduction goals, which are measured against metrics submitted to and approved by the Airport Carbon Accreditation.

About Van Nuys Airport:
VNY is one of two airports owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a self-supporting branch of the City of Los Angeles, governed by a seven-member Board of Airport Commissioners who are appointed by the mayor and approved by the Los Angeles City Council.

One of the world's busiest general aviation airports, VNY serves as a valued San Fernando Valley resource, providing ongoing leadership in general aviation, business and community service. Dedicated to noncommercial air travel, VNY had over 220,000 operations in 2016. More than 100 businesses are located on the 730-acre airport, including four major fixed-base operators and numerous aviation service companies.

Annually, the airport contributes approximately $2 billion to the Southern California economy and supports over 10,000 jobs. In addition, VNY provides programs to benefit local residents, along with educational initiatives and aviation-related career and training opportunities. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter at and Instagram at


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