Van Nuys Logo extender Search:  
extender LAWA tab L.A. International Airport tab LA/Ontario tab Van Nuys tab HOME tab
Current Weather


Home > VNY
Airfield Driver Training Information

VNY Airfield Driver Training

In Order to serve the needs of our tenants and maintain a high level of safety for those operating ground vehicles on the Airport, we have developed a comprehensive airfield driver training program. This program is divided into two levels of training depending on the type of access required to conduct your operation on the airport.

  • The Motor Vehicle Operating Permit (MVOP) provides for basic access which is limited to the use of the Airfield Service Road. This permit is appropriate if your operation requires access to multiple locations on the airport, for example, an aircraft cleaning service, aircraft maintenance service, FBO management personnel.
  • The Airport Surface Movement Program (ASMP) is designed for users whom require access to the Movement Area (Taxiway) in addition to use of the Airport Service Road. The ASMP is more extensive in that it covers the material of the MVOP as well as communication and interaction with the Air Traffic Control Tower. The ASMP is required for all personnel whom will be towing aircraft on the taxiway and/or driving an aircraft refueling vehicle.

If you are interested in applying for an MVOP or ASMP Airfield Driving Permit, please email Van Nuys Airport Operations at and an application package will be emailed back to you. Please note that you must have a bona fide operational need to use the Airport Service Road or have access to the taxiways, convenience is not a justification.

**NOTE: CONTRACTORS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A CLASSROOM TRAINING SESSION. Please email Airport Operations at to schedule a training class.

Once you receive a notification from Airport Operations that your application package has been approved, use the links below to access the materials for the online training session. All personnel requesting a driving permit must complete the required training before taking the written examination.

For operators requiring only use of the Airport Service Road:

For operators whom will be towing aircraft, driving aircraft refueling vehicles, and using the Airport Service Road:

Please arrive on time for your written exam appointment.

  • A one hour period is allotted to complete the exam.
  • Use of notes, cell phones and/or other personal electronic devices is prohibited during the exam.

Please bring your current California Driver License and completed Application for Drivers Permit form with you to the written exam appointment.


Individuals who do not pass the written exam are required to attend a Review Class given by Airport Operations Staff before a new test will be administered. There is a two week “Study Period” before individuals are eligible to schedule a review class.

Van Nuys Airport Operations – MVOP/ASMP Program
16461 Sherman Way, Suite 300 – Van Nuys, CA 91406
email: phone: 818-442-6506