An FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) issued to Trolltune promises to help operators of Gulfstream IIBs and GIIIs fly within strict noise limits at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California. The STC isn’t a Stage 3 hush kit, explained Trolltune president Tom Storli, but limits maximum takeoff weight to 64,000 pounds, thus cutting takeoff noise by three decibels–to 79.8 from 82.8–enough to meet the new Van Nuys limit of 80 dBA. This limit is a City of Los Angeles ordinance that takes effect on January 1 next year.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) North Valley Occupational Center/Aviation Center will continue to operate its training program at a leased Van Nuys facility, now that the FAA has confirmed that its $1-per-year lease is permitted by agency guidelines. The current lease expires on June 30.
The announcement follows months of behind-the-scenes negotiations led by LAUSD board member Nury Martinez, Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Van Nuys) and others to retain the LAUSD Aviation Center at Van Nuys Airport, where the lease cost had outstripped the school’s budget.
StandardAero Business Aviation is returning to Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in California. “StandardAero’s reestablished business aviation operation at VNY follows a decade-long absence from the location.
The Van Nuys Airport Association and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) on June 18 agreed to an updated Runway 16 Right reconstruction plan for Van Nuys Airport (VNY), Van Nuys, Calif.
Pentastar Aviation is now offering maintenance services at Key Air’s FBO facility at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC) in Connecticut, following signature of an agreement earlier this spring. The company is operating out of a 20,000-sq-ft facility, with room to expand as demand dictates. The new location is Pentastar’s first foray into East Coast operations and joins the company’s facilities in Van Nuys, Calif., and its headquarters location in Waterford, Mich.
Wichita-based Mid-Continent Instruments has changed its name to Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. The company says the new name better describes its capabilities and underscores its commitment to provide general aviation repair facilities with a range of services supporting avionics, instruments and power solutions. Services include custom design, manufacturing, overhaul/exchange and repair. The company’s Van Nuys, Calif. facility provides new instrument sales and instrument overhaul.
A recent letter sent by three California congressmen to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is asking for nighttime curfew legislation for Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and Van Nuys Airport to be added to the reauthorization bill.
Tenants at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California are upset that their rental rates keep increasing while the California economy continues to deteriorate, airport businesses close or move away and operations at the airport decline.
A study of pollution generated by aircraft at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) has galvanized residents around the airport who have been fighting for many years to curtail aircraft operations and possibly given them new ammunition in their battle.
Los Angeles Worlds Airports (LAWA) first proposed phasing out jets that meet Stage 2 noise restrictions at Van Nuys Airport in 1990. According to NBAA, new efforts by LAWA to implement that phase-out must be subject to FAA review or approval because too much time has passed since the proposal was originally floated in 1990.