Aerolease Hosted Companies Recognized for Outstanding Compliance with Van Nuys Airport’s Fly Friendly Standards
Thirty-Four Aviation Companies Recognized for Outstanding Compliance with Van Nuys Airport’s Fly Friendly Standards
In its third year, the voluntary noise abatement awards program continues to gain momentum…..
VAN NUYS, CA – June 23, 2015 – Today, 34 general aviation companies received Friendly Flyer Awards for their stellar compliance with Van Nuys Airport’s (VNY) Fly Friendly Program for calendar year 2014. 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.
“We congratulate each of our award recipients for their continued efforts to be responsible neighbors,” said Cynthia Guidry, Deputy Executive Director of Capital Programming, Planning and Engineering at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Van Nuys Airport Manager, Jess Romo added “These awards prove that by working in close collaboration with our operators, we are able to make meaningful enhancements to our neighborhood’s quality of life.”
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. This year, the Friendly Flyer Awards were presented to 34 operators, up from 25 in 2013, and 20 in 2012, the inaugural year of the award.
The award winners were determined using the following criteria:
• At least 60 southbound jet departures during CY 2014
• No violations of the following:
o Noise Abatement and Curfew Regulation
o Non-Additional Rule
o Noisier Jet Phase Out
• 99% or greater compliance with the No Early Turn and the Quiet Jet Departure Programs
The 2014 Friendly Flyer Award winners are:
Occidental Petroleum Corporation c/o
Swiflite Aircrat Corporation
Aviation Consultants, Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Pilgrim Enterprises C/O Castle & Cook
Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., Inc
Raspberry Consulting, LLC
Cinco Air Charter, LLC
Sands Aviation, LLC
Clay Lacy Aviation
Dreamline Aviation, LLC
Space Exploration Technologies
Executive Jet Management, Inc.
Sun Air Jets, LLC
SunQuest Executive Air Charter, Inc.
Flight Options Trans-Exec Air Service, Inc.
Golden State Jet, LLC
Travel Management Company, Ltd
Latitude 33 Aviation LLC
West Coast Charters, LLC
Wonderful Citrus Aviation
Worldwide Jet Charter, LLC