For Immediate Release
Aug. 25, 2021
VNY Public Relations
VAN NUYS AIRPORT GOES ELECTRIC AS TENANTS INSTALL MORE THAN 100 ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS
(Van Nuys, CA) In another major step toward its industry-leading sustainability goals, the businesses at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) now offer more than 100 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for use by customers and employees.
Five Van Nuys Airport businesses installed EV charging stations, including: Western Jet Aviation (41 stations), fixed-base operator Clay Lacy Aviation (40 stations), Jet Aviation (16 stations), Signature Flight Support (7 stations) and Aeroplex/Aerolease (3 stations). There are now a total of 107 EV stations at VNY.
More than 80 additional EV stations are planned by Jet Aviation, Signature Flight Support and Castle and Cooke Aviation.
“Investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and solar powered systems, as well as increased use of sustainable fuel, demonstrate our strong commitment to sustainable airport operations,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports. “Los Angeles World Airports has a bold agenda to achieve net-zero carbon emission by 2045, and with the installation of more than 100 new electric vehicle chargers, we are demonstrating once again that Van Nuys Airport is on the leading edge of sustainability for general aviation airports.”
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has embraced sustainability as part of its airport operations, often pioneering practices and policies that have spread to other airports throughout the world. In 2019 LAWA updated its Sustainability Action Plan to be even more aggressive. LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability in the management of energy, water, air emissions, material resources and natural resources both at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and VNY. To learn more about LAWA's sustainability efforts, click here.
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 232,000 operations in 2020. More than 200 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 iflyvny.com, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VNYOfficial, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
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