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Sun Air Jets Presented with 2022 Friendly Flyer Award

Sun Air Jets Presented with 2022 Friendly Flyer Award

Sun Air Jets is honored to announce that it has been presented with the 2022 Friendly Flyer Award from the Van Nuys Airport.  It is the company’s 9th such award since 2014, making it the recipient with the longest consecutive tenure.

According to the Los Angeles World Airports website, the voluntary Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Program for jet aircraft was established in 1994 to address the community’s concerns regarding jet aircraft noise in neighboring areas. In 2012, the Friendly Flyer Award Program was created 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. 

The award winners were determined using the following criteria:

  1. At least 60 southbound jet departures
  2. No violations of noise ordinances.
  3. Observance of the Quieter Nights Program
  4. 99% or greater compliance with the No Early Turn and the Quiet Jet Departure Programs 

“I’m pleased to receive this ninth consecutive acknowledgement for Sun Air Jets”, said Brian Counsil, President and CEO of Sun Air Jets.  “We continuously educate our employees and clients to support noise reduction at Van Nuys in the overnight and early morning hours.  I’m thankful that LAWA provides annual certificate recognition to all the operators that have helped achieve success of the Friendly Flyer program.”

The program winners were recognized with a breakfast reception and recognition at the Los Angeles World Airport’s Board of Airport Commissioners meeting on June 15th, 2023.  

For more information about the Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Program and the program criteria for operators at VNY, please visit:

About Sun Air Jets:

Sun Air Jets operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets in the nation with a flawless safety record spanning over 20 years. Serving the greater Los Angeles area and locations nationwide, Sun Air Jets provides aircraft management, maintenance, private luxury hangars, and private charter jet services on a diverse fleet including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Embraer, Citation, Hawker, and King Air aircraft. Along with maintaining the highest safety standards in the industry, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and personable client care. With bases located in Van Nuys and Camarillo, California, including a full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters, Sun Air Jets is a fully certified Part 145 repair station and 135 charter operator. To learn more about Sun Air Jets, visit 

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Sun Air Jets and the 99s Host Girls in Aviation Day 2022

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The Ventura County 99s Women’s Pilot Organization joined in the event and were on hand to provide 3 different aircraft for the group to tour.  There was a presentation from each of the 6 pilots on hand and an extensive question and answer session. The Girls Scouts also got to view the new Notable Women in Aviation Exhibit at the CAF Museum; an exhibit created by the Ventura County 99s with support from Sun Air Jets.

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KVNY Announces Recipients of 2021 Friendly Flyer Awards

Sun Air Jets is proud to be recognized by Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) during its 2021 Friendly Flyer Awards.

Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) has announced the recipients of its 2021 Friendly Flyer Awards, honoring general aviation companies and corporate flight departments for their efforts to reduce noise from jet aircraft operations.

Eighteen aircraft operators received recognition plaques for complying with all mandatory noise abatement policies, achieving at least 99 percent adherence with all voluntary noise abatement programs and reducing nighttime jet arrivals and departures under the Quieter Nights Program.

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