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VNY Welcomes New Operations Chief  

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.  

In his new role, Moreno manages a team of Airport Operations personnel responsible for conducting daily inspections of VNY’s facilities, including runways, taxiways, hangars, buildings and fuel service locations. He also provides increased support for the airport and its operations during emergencies and other incidents.  

“We are very pleased to welcome Christian back to VNY,” said Airport Manager Flora Margheritis, C.M. “His wealth of industry experience, along with his professionalism and leadership skills, will be a valued addition to our VNY team.”   

For 28 years, Moreno has worked in the aviation industry, taking on a variety of increasingly responsible roles within the airport community. He began his career with Los Angeles World Airports in 2004 as an Airport Superintendent of Operations and also held that position at VNY from 2011 to 2014. He also worked as terminal manager at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which was part of the largest public works project in Los Angeles history.  

Prior to joining LAWA, Moreno was employed for 13 years with a major international carrier as manager of flight operations at LAX. He also served for three years at Portland International Airport as airport operations supervisor.  Moreno holds an FAA private pilot certificate, IFR-rated certificate and an FAA aircraft dispatcher license.  

“I am excited to return to VNY in this role, and I am committed to maintaining and operating the airport facilities safely, securely and efficiently,” said Moreno.