July 11, 2018 – Los Angeles County is home to many domestic and international airports. Los Angeles International (LAX), Ontario International, John Wayne, Long Beach, Hollywood Burbank, and Van Nuys are the most commonly used airports in the county.
Latitude 33 Aviation manages aircraft based in cities throughout the U.S. and frequently performs flights into and out of Van Nuys airport. The private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company headquartered at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Southern California, received the Friendly Flyer Award for achieving outstanding compliance with the Van Nuys Airport’s Fly Friendly Program for the fourth consecutive year.
Addressing the community’s concerns regarding jet aircraft noise in neighborhood areas, the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) established the voluntary Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Program (QDP) for jet aircraft. In 2012, the “Friendly Flyer” Award program was created to recognize jet operators and efforts being made to achieve the highest level of compliance with mandatory noise regulations and voluntary noise abatement programs at Van Nuys Airport.
Since then, LAWA has updated the target noise levels and expanded the list of aircraft types to address Van Nuys fleet variety and reduce target noise levels.