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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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AIAA / AAAE / ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award

The Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award was established in 1983 and is co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and the Airport Consultants Council (ACC). It is presented annually during the AAAE/ACC Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium to the nominee(s) judged to have contributed most significantly in recent years to the enhancement of relationships between airports and/or heliports and their surrounding environments via exemplary innovation that might be replicated elsewhere. Examples of such airport-community-environmental enhancement include noise abatement for aircraft engines; aircraft flight-path modification to reduce time and space requirements for take-off and landing; airport and terminal design to improve sustainability and compatibility with the surrounding area; and airport area ground-transportation systems to increase ease of airport use while minimizing interface with normal lifestyles and the ecosystem. The recipient will be requested to make a brief presentation highlighting the contribution and/or accomplishment that served as the basis for the award. Nomination Deadline: 1 November The nomination form and gudelines can be found at <a href=http://www.aiaa.org/SpeasAward/> http://www.aiaa.org/Speas Award/</a>
  • Full Name: Thomas E Lang
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For creating the Delta Air Lines Terminal A at Logan International Airport in Boston as a national model for passenger-friendly and environmentally responsible facilities and for being the first airport facility to achieve the “Leadership in Environmental Engineering and Design” (LEED) certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.