Van Nuys Airport Newsletter

Flight Tracks is a periodical publication of Van Nuys Airport (VNY) that connects our airport users, operators and community with news about the airport and airport-related events. Check below for some of our more recent news, and be sure to subscribe to Flight Tracks to stay connected. Thank you for supporting VNY as we celebrate 90 years of aviation in 2018!

Flora Margheritis, C.M.
Van Nuys Airport Manager

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A Message from the Airport Manager – 7/2019

As summer progresses, I am pleased to report that VNY continues to set the gold standard for safety, security, sustainability and service thanks to the ongoing efforts of the entire airport community.

Thirty-Three Operators Awarded Friendly Flier Award – 7/2019

In June, 33 aviation companies were awarded Friendly Flier Awards at a luncheon held at their honor. Airtel Plaza Hotel today, Van Nuys Airport (VNY) honored 36 general aviation companies with Friendly Flyer Awards. The awards honor the companies’ outstanding compliance with established noise abatement regulations and achieving 99 percent or greater compliance with all voluntary noise abatement programs at VNY during the 2018 calendar year.

Airport Manager Receives Award from NATA – 7/2019

Van Nuys Airport Manager, Flora Margheritis, received the 2018 National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Airport Executive Partnership Award given annually to recognize an airport manager for his or her outstanding efforts in fostering relationships between aviation businesses and airport operators.

Van Nuys Airport Trains for Emergencies – 7/2019

VNY continues to build awareness and preparedness through it ongoing emergency management training and exercise programs.

Clay Lacy Aviation Opens New Maintenance Facility – 7/2019

In February, Clay Lacy Aviation opened a new 24/7 aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for its FAA Part 145 repair station at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles.

Van Nuys Airport Manager Flora Margheritis shares aviation experience with middle-school girls – 7/2019

HNTB Corporation and the Los Angeles Board of Public Works recently completed an aviation experience module with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s first all-girls secondary school – the Girls Academic Leadership Academy.

6th Annual Pancake Fundraiser Raises $2,000 for the Mid Valley Y – 7/2019

Van Nuys Airport’s Team LAWA hosted their 6th annual pancake breakfast to raise funds for the Mid Valley Family YMCA’s youth programs.

14th Annual Aviation Career Day – 7/2019

On May 2, VNY hosted over 1,200 students from 24 L.A. area schools at the 14th annual Aviation Career Day held at The Park VNY.

January 2019

A Message from the Airport Manager – 1/2019
Greetings and best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! In the months ahead, Van Nuys Airport (VNY) looks forward to working in collaboration with our business and community stakeholders to advance airport safety, security, service and sustainability.

Sustainable Jet Fuel Trial Begins at VNY – 1/2019
As the first general aviation airport in the U.S. to offer sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) on a trial basis, VNY helped show off the potential of the product when it hosted Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability” in mid-January.

Clay Lacy Aviation Marks 50th Anniversary – 1/2019
The year 2018 was a golden one for Clay Lacy Aviation as it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Gault Pupils Get Surprise Visit from Santa – 1/2019
Nearly 400 pupils from Gault Street Elementary School received a surprise visit from Santa Claus in mid-December as VNY held its Adopt-A-School program and holiday celebration.

Purwin Honored at Dedication Event – 1/2019
The late Alan Purwin of Helinet Aviation was honored during the dedication of a helicopter themed play structure at the VNY’s observation area in mid-November at an event that also marked the airport’s 90th anniversary.

Prop Park Fly-In Draws Aviation Fans – 1/2019
Several hundred aviation aficionados were able to get an up-close look at dozens of planes, including Clay Lacy’s DC-3, a World War II P-52 Mustang, a Stearman biplane, and a variety of Cessna 172s and 182s during the first Prop Park Fly-In in mid-September.

Taxiway B Work Gets Underway – 1/2019
Work is starting on a $26.3 million, 14-month project to rehabilitate Taxiway B at Van Nuys Airport.

Marlow Promoted at Castle & Cooke Aviation – 1/2019
Tony Marlow, who has nearly 40 year of experience in aviation, including more than a decade with Castle & Cooke, was promoted to president of the company’s aviation division in October.

Tenants Commit to Solar Power – 1/2019
Seven of VNY’s tenant businesses committed to produce sustainable, renewable energy from the sun during an unveiling of Aeroplex/Aerolease Group’s solar panel installation in late October.