Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Program for JET Aircraft
part of the VNY Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program, the Board of Airport
Commissioners (BOAC) approved a voluntary Fly Friendly Program for jet aircraft
that was established in 1994 to address the community noise issue. This
voluntary program consists primarily of the Quiet Departure Program (QDP),
which sets not-to-exceed target departure noise levels for specific jet
aircraft types. Pilots adhere to the program by using noise abatement
procedures approved by airplane manufacturers and the National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) when departing VNY.
Updated QDP Program – New Target
Noise Levels and the Friendly Flyer Award
In 2011, new jet aircraft types and target noise levels were
added to the QDP to take into account changes in fleet mix, the number of new
aircraft operators and new aircraft types operating into and out of the
airport. In 2012, the Friendly Flyer Award Program was established to identify
and formally recognize jet operators that have achieved the highest levels of compliance
with the mandatory noise regulations and the voluntary noise abatement programs
at VNY. The Friendly Flyer Award is presented annually to jet operators that
meet or exceed the following criteria during the award year:
least 60 southbound jet departures
violations of the following:
Abatement and Curfew Regulation
- 99% or greater compliance with the No Early Turn and
the Quiet Jet Departure Programs
2014 Friendly Flyer Award Winners
Angeles World Airports is pleased to announce the 34 winners of the 3rd Annual
Van Nuys Airport Friendly Flyer Award for Calendar Year 2014. The awards were
presented by LAWA Deputy Executive Director Cynthia Guidry on June 23, 2015 at a luncheon ceremony at
the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant adjacent to VNY.
Fly Friendly Award winners pictured with LAWA staff – Deputy Executive Director
Cynthia Guidry, Leonard Krugler, Kathryn Pantoja, Scott Tatro, Jess Romo (back
row, left to right: 1st, 3rd, 7th, 13th, 16th, respectively), and Flora Margheritis
(seated, front right). The winners pictured are representing Air Lease
Corporation, Airbar, LLC., Aviation Consultants, Inc., AVJET Corporation, Blue
Sky 45, LLC., Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., Inc., Cinco Air Charter, LLC,
Clay Lacy Aviation, Dreamline Aviation, LLC., Executive Jet Management, Inc.,
Flexjet, Flight Options, Golden State Jet, LLC, JetSuite, Latitude 33 Aviation
LLC., Memley Aviation, NetJets, Oakmont Corporation, Occidental Petroleum
Corporation, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Pilgrim Enterprises C/O Castle
& Cook, Raspberry Consulting, LLC., Sands Aviation, LLC, Silver Air, Space
Exploration Technologies, Sun Air Jets, LLC, SunQuest Executive Air Charter,
Inc., Trans-Exec Air Service, Inc., Tutor-Saliba Corporation, Landmark Aviation, West
Coast Charters, LLC., Wonderful Citrus Aviation, Worldwide Jet Charter, LLC., XOJET,
Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.,
Cinco Air Charter, LLC
Golden State Jet, LLC
Latitude 33 Aviation LLC
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Pilgrim Enterprises C/O Castle &
Sands Aviation, LLC
Sun Air Jets, LLC
SunQuest Executive Air Charter, Inc.
Wonderful Citrus Aviation
Air Lease Corporation
Aviation Consultants, Inc.
Blue Sky 45, LLC.
Executive Jet Management, Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Raspberry Consulting, LLC.
Trans-Exec Air Service, Inc.
Worldwide Jet Charter, LLC.
Clay Lacy Aviation
Dreamline Aviation, LLC.
Space Exploration Technologies
West Coast Charters, LLC.
Monthly QDP Reports
The Quiet Departure Program monthly report is comprised of the Noise Exceedance Report and the Summary by Owner Report. The Noise Exceedance Report displays the details associated with each operation that failed to depart VNY at or below the established target levels. The Summary by Owner Report provides a compreshensive list of the all owner/operators, including those that successfully complied with the program.
Important Program Dates
|June 23, 2015
||2014 Friendly Flyer Awards Ceremony
- Awards were given to 34 operators at a luncheon ceremony at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant adjacent to VNY.
June 2, 2014
||2013 Friendly Flyer Awards Ceremony
|May 21, 2013
||Inaugural 2012 Friendly Flyer Awards Ceremony:
|January 1, 2012
||Official commencement date of Fly Friendly Program and Friendly Flyer Awards Program
- New noise targets implemented (exceedance will be counted against jet operators starting this date).
- Quiet Departure Program monthly reports distribution resumed.
|December 31, 2011
||6-Month Transition Period Ended
|July 1, 2011
||6-Month Transition Period Began
- New target noise levels became effective (exceedances will not be counted against operator starting this date).
- Jet operators made any necessary adjustments to adhere to new target noise levels.
- Operators continued to receive notification letters if noise levels are exceeded.
- Quiet Departure Program monthly reports were not published for general distribution.
|June 7, 2011
||Program Overview at VNAA Meeting
- Brief presentation was given regarding the program.
- Consultants and airport staff were on hand to answer program questions.
Notification sent to jet operators informing them of the new program and 6-month transition period