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
2015 Friendly Flyer Award Winners
Los Angeles World Airports is pleased to announce the 26 winners of the 4th Annual Van Nuys Airport Friendly Flyer Award for Calendar Year 2015. The awards were presented by the then LAWA Director of Operations Jess Romo on May 26, 2016 at a luncheon ceremony at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant adjacent to VNY.
2015 Fly Friendly Award winners pictured with LAWA representatives – Leonard Krugler, Scott Tatro, Commissioner Jeffery J. Daar, Jess Romo, Kathryn Pantoja (standing left to right: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th respectively), and Diana Sanchez (seated, front right). The winners pictured are: Dreamline Aviation LLC, Sands Aviation LLC, Sun Air Jets LLC, Clay Lacy Aviation, Oakmont Corporation, JetSuite, Executive Jet Management, Inc. (seated, left to right); Space Exploration Technologies, West Coast Charters LLC, Golden State Jet LLC, AVJET Corporation, and Flexjet (standing left to right).
Desert Jet, LLC
Golden State Jet, LLC
Latitude 33 Aviation LLC
Sands Aviation, LLC
Sun Air Jets, LLC
SunQuest Executive Air Charter, Inc.
Wonderful Citrus Aviation
Aviation Consultants, Inc.
Executive Jet Management, Inc.
Worldwide Jet Charter, Inc.
Clay Lacy Aviation
Dreamline Aviation, LLC
Landmark Aviation (acquired TWC)
Space Exploration Technologies
Travel Management Company, Ltd
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
May 26, 2016
||2015 Friendly Flyer Awards Ceremony
- Awards were given to 26 operators at a luncheon ceremony at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant adjacent to VNY.
| June 23, 2015
||2014 Friendly Flyer Awards Ceremony
|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 |