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2016 Balchen/Post Award Recipients

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balchenpost logoAt 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 )
Winner:
Denver International Airport - Denver, Colorado
Honorable Mention:
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 )
Winner:

Bradley International Airport - Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Honorable Mention:
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport - Ottawa, Canada

Small Commercial ( Less than 100,000 operations per year )
Winner:

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport - Aspen, Colorado
Honorable Mention:
Hagerstown Regional Airport - Hagerstown, Maryland
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City, Michigan         

Large General Aviation ( Over 50,000 operations per year )
Winner:
Centennial Airport - Englewood, Colorado
Honorable Mention:
Manassas Regional Airport - Manassas, Virginia

Military Airport
Winner:
50th Civil Engineer Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
Honorable Mention:
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

Adam Williams
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association

Liam Connolly
Regional Airline Association

Alex Gertsen,C.M.
National Business Aviation Association

Richard P. DeiTos, Jr.
Metropolitan Washington
Airlines Committee

John White
Air Line Pilots Association

Randy L. Moseng, A.A.E.
Federal Aviation Administration

Paul J. McGraw
Airlines for America

Preston Benedyk, DAF
Tyndall AFB 

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