Do you know a young person who dreams about
working in, on or around aircraft? On May 19, Van Nuys Airport (VNY) will welcome
approximately 1,400 local high school students interested in exploring what
careers the aviation and aerospace industries have to offer.
Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and the Aeroplex/Aerolease Group will
co-host a “Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Event” on Tuesday, April
25 to facilitate ongoing communication and collaboration among airport tenants,
community representatives and emergency response personnel.
On February 3rd, 2017, the Van Nuys Airport
community lost a valued friend and advocate in the passing of Neil Looy at CAPS
Aviation (formerly Corporate Air Parts, Inc.)
Renovation of the VNY air traffic control, which commenced
last November, is approximately 38 percent complete. The project includes the
installation of new communications equipment and technology.
On February 2nd, aviation-related business
mentors were greeted by 34 students from Van Nuys High School eager to learn
about the diverse career opportunities at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) during
Groundhog Job Shadow Day. This annual event is held in partnership with Junior
Achievement of Southern California (JASC).
Van Nuys Airport (VNY) participated as an exhibitor at the
National Business Aviation Association’s 2017 Schedulers & Dispatchers
Conference held on Feb. 7-10, 2017 in Fort Worth Texas. The event brought
together 2,900 attendees and 541 exhibitors, both all-time records for the
Christian Moreno, a veteran aviation industry professional, has been
appointed chief of Airport Operations at Van Nuys Airport (VNY). He brings a
passion for aviation, dedication to safety and nearly three decades of aviation
industry experience to this position.
Progress at the Park VNY, a 30-acre development project
dedicated to propeller aircraft, is climbing full speed ahead. Thanks to close collaboration among Pacific
Aviation Development (PAD), Los Angeles World Airports and community
stakeholders, the construction of numerous new hangars, tie-down spaces and
other facilities have been completed.
Over the past several years, Van Nuys Airport (VNY) has
installed upgraded airfield lighting that both assists pilots and saves energy! Featuring upgraded approach, runway and
taxiway lights, almost the entire airfield lighting system is now
pilot-controlled and turns off automatically after 15 minutes without
In 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger successfully
landed a commercial airliner on New York’s Hudson River that had sustained
engine failure after striking a flock of geese upon takeoff. Remarkably, all 150 passengers and five crew
members survived. This incident continues to draw public attention to the
threat of bird strikes faced by airports across the nation.
Don Schultz, a long-serving member of the VNY Citizens
Advisory Council (CAC), has retired from the volunteer advisory committee after
31 years of dedicated service. On December 1, the Board of Airport
Commissioners (BOAC) recognized Schultz for his dedication, and Airport Manager
Flora Margheritis presented Schultz with a certificate of commendation on
behalf of Los Angeles World Airports and local elected officials during the CAC
meeting on October 6.
Santa is checking his list twice for nearly 400 students at
Gault Street Elementary School in Van Nuys who are eagerly awaiting his arrival
on December 15! Santa and his ground
crew, featuring a lively snowman and reindeer, will arrive in style on the
school playground in a convoy of classic cars to spread holiday cheer and
distribute surprise gifts to the student audience.