At the 50th Annual International Aviation Snow Symposium on April 27th, 2016 in Buffalo, NY; awards were presented to the “Snow Crews” of the airports in the Snow Belt for their dedicated efforts in maintaining their airports in safe and operational status during the 2015 – 2016 winter season. This is the 40th consecutive year that such awards have been presented. All categories of airports – Commercial, General Aviation and Military - compete for these awards.
Applications are submitted by the airport operators on behalf of the local work force in recognition of their efforts in keeping the airports operationally safe at all times. Recommendations for selection may come from the users of airports, airlines, pilots, general aviation, the military and the entire aviation community. In addition, the members of the Awards Selection Committee provide feedback from their own organizations as to the performance of competing airports.
The 2015 – 2016 awards were presented to the following airports:
Large Commercial ( Over 200,000 operations per year )
Denver International Airport - Denver, Colorado
John F. Kennedy International Airport - Jamaica, New York
Washington Dulles International Airport - Washington, District of Columbia
Medium Commercial ( 100,000 to 200,000 operations per year )
Bradley International Airport - Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport - Ottawa, Canada
Small Commercial ( Less than 100,000 operations per year )
Aspen/Pitkin County Airport - Aspen, Colorado
Hagerstown Regional Airport - Hagerstown, Maryland
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City, Michigan
Large General Aviation ( Over 50,000 operations per year )
Centennial Airport - Englewood, Colorado
Manassas Regional Airport - Manassas, Virginia
50th Civil Engineer Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
11th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Air Force District Washington (AFDW)
For additional information and past winners of this prestigious award, visit: http://www.necaaae.org
Awards Selection Committee
Alex M. Kashani, A.A.E.
NEC/AAAE - Chairman
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
Regional Airline Association
National Business Aviation Association
Richard P. DeiTos, Jr.
Air Line Pilots Association
Randy L. Moseng, A.A.E.
Federal Aviation Administration
Paul J. McGraw
Airlines for America
Preston Benedyk, DAF