VNY In 2022, there were 3% fewer nighttime jet flights than in 2019. Quieter Nights Program LAWA implemented the VNY Quieter Nights Program (QNP) in March 2020. The QNP is a voluntary program which encourages jet aircraft operators to avoid arrivals and departures at VNY between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. whenever possible, unless the aircraft are involved in military, law enforcement, emergency, fire or air ambulance/life flight operations. LAWA Noise Management continues its outreach and engagement with based and transient operators to promote noise abatement at VNY through the QNP.
Friendly Flyer Award Winners Twenty aircraft operators earned the 2022 Friendly Flyer Award with 8 first-time winners, and 12 repeat winners. The program publicly recognizes jet aircraft operators who do an exemplary job following all VNY noise abatement policies and programs.
Specifically, VNY received commitments from operators to avoid maintenance and repositioning flights during the QNP hours. Additionally, VNY staff attended the National Business Aviation Association Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference to engage with industry representatives on the QNP. To encourage participation, the program continues to be incorporated in the VNY Friendly Flyer Award Program.
% OF NIGHTTIME VS. TOTAL JETS
DAYTIME JETS 53,759 44,063
2019 2020 2021 2022
4,514 2,797 4,097 4,361
7.7% 6.0% 5.9% 6.3%
= repeat winners = first-time winners
QNP signage on airfield blast fence ©Dan Yeung
QNP promotional material ©Greg Lavender and Diana Sanchez
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