Private Jet Operator Latitude 33 Aviation Receives Los Angeles Friendly Flyer Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

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San Diego Private Jet Company Continues to Reduce Airport Noise

2017 Friendly Flyer Awards

This Embraer Phenom 300 is one of the many new, WiFi-equipped jets Latitude 33 Aviation operates.

Latitude 33 Aviation, a 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. The private jet operator manages aircraft based in cities throughout the U.S. and frequently performs flights into and out of Van Nuys airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pursues a program of aircraft noise control in cooperation with the aviation community. 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 1994. 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.

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.

The Friendly Flyer Award is presented annually to operators who meet or exceed the following criteria:

1. At least 60 southbound jet departures
2. 99 percent or greater compliance with the No Early Turn and the Quiet Jet Departure Programs
3. No violations of the following:

  • Noise Abatement and Curfew Regulation
  • Non-Additional Rule
  • Noisier Jet Phase-out

The awards ceremony and luncheon were held at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. “We congratulate and thank each of our award recipients for their commitment to quiet flying practices, which reduces noise and enhances the quality of life in our neighboring communities,” said Jeffery Daar, member of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners.

The Friendly Flyer program is regularly updated to expand the number of involved aircraft. “We work in close collaboration with our jet aircraft owners, operators and pilots, and airport and aviation tenants to achieve meaningful improvements and appreciate their efforts,” said Van Nuys Airport manager Flora Margheritis.

As part of the top five percent of U.S. private jet charter operators to achieve the stringent ARGUS Platinum safety rating, Latitude 33 Aviation continues to lead the industry with community involvement and educational initiatives that continue to grow year over year. The City of Los Angeles and the 29th Congressional District recognized the four-time Friendly Flyer Award winner for its dedication and commitment to honor and preserve the needs of the community.

With aircraft available for private jet charter based in Van Nuys, as well as Hawthorne, Orange County, Long Beach, San Diego, and Fresno, California, Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to continue its efforts to improve quality of life for the communities it operates in.

About Latitude 33 Aviation
Latitude 33 Aviation manages the largest and newest fleet of light jets in the United States. Founded in 2006, the private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company serves a wide variety of clients around the world. Latitude 33 Aviation currently manages 30 client-owned private business jets located at airports in Carlsbad, Van Nuys, Hawthorne, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Fresno, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; Redmond, OR; and Nashville, TN. The company emphasizes a 99.96 percent flight completion rate for 33,000 flights over 12 years. By offering all-inclusive services under one roof, Latitude 33 Aviation has made themselves the trusted partner for all things private aviation. From aircraft charter leases to jet pilot mentor services, Latitude 33 Aviation does it all. For more information on Latitude 33 Aviation’s services, visit or call 1-800-840-0310.

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