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06 Jul 2017 08: 00


Flying Friendly at Van Nuys Airport

VAN NUYS, CA – June 28, 2017 – Thirty-five general aviation companies received Friendly Flyer Awards at the fifth annual Friendly Flyer Awards Ceremony. Companies were recognized for their compliance with Van Nuys Airport’s (VNY) Fly Friendly Program in 2016. The winners were honored for their outstanding achievement at VNY by adhering to all established noise abatement regulations and achieving 99% or greater compliance with all voluntary noise abatement programs.

“This award is a major accomplishment for operators who comply with some of the most stringent airport noise programs,” said Trevor Daley, Deputy Executive Director of External Affairs for Los Angeles World Airports. The voluntary Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Program for jet aircraft was established in 1994 to address the community’s concerns regarding jet aircraft noise in neighboring areas. LAWA created the annual "Friendly Flyer" award in 2012 to acknowledge those jet operators who complied with all noise abatement policies and procedures and achieved the highest level of success in adhering to the voluntary No Early Turn and Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Programs.

The award winners were determined using the following criteria:

  • At least 60 southbound jet departures during CY 2016
  • No violations of the following:

    • Noise Abatement and Curfew Regulation
    • Non-Additional Rule
    • Noisier Jet Phase Out
  • 99% or greater compliance with the No Early Turn and the Quiet Jet Departure Programs.

The 2016 Legacy winners include companies who have received the award every year since 2012:

  • Clay Lacy Aviation
  • Dreamline Aviation
  • Flexjet
  • Flight Options
  • JetSuite
  • NetJets
  • Space Exploration Technologies
  • Tutor-Saliba Corporation
  • West Coast Charters, LLC
  • XOJet, Inc.

Four-time award winners include:

  • Aviation Consultants, Inc.
  • AVJET Corporation
  • Executive Jet Management, Inc.
  • Oakmont Corporation
  • Silver Air
  • Worldwide Jet Charter, Inc. (formerly known as Worldwide Jet Charter)

Three-time Award Winners include:

  • Latitude 33 Aviation, LLC
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Sands Aviation, LLC
  • Sun Air Jets, LLC
  • Trans-Exec Air Services, Inc.
  • Wonderful Citrus Aviation

Two-time Award Winners include:

  • Air Lease Corporation
  • Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., Inc.
  • Desert Jet, LLC.

First-time Award Winners:

  • Chrysler Aviation, Inc.
  • Cove Aviation Partners, LLC
  • Gama Aviation
  • Jet Edge International
  • Landmark Aviation Aircraft Management & Charter
  • Pegasus Elite Aviation
  • Prime Jet, LLC
  • Solairus Aviation
  • Windsor Jet Management
  • Zetta Jet USA, Inc. (formerly Advanced Air Management, Inc.)

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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