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    AIAA/AAAE/ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award

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    The AIAA/AAAE/ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award was established in 1983 by R. Dixon Speas and Ms. Speas in honor of their son, Jay.  Jay was vitally interested in improving environmental relationships between the airports, both civil and military, and the communities they served. He accomplished a substantial number of professional assignments that contributed to these improvements.

    The award is co-sponsored by AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), AAAE (American Association of Airport Executives), and the Airport Consultants Council (ACC). It is presented annually during the ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium to the person or persons judged to have contributed most significantly in recent years to the enhancement of relationships between airports and/or heliports and other surrounding environments via exemplary innovation that might be replicated elsewhere.

    Examples of airport-enhancement include noise abatement for aircraft engines; aircraft flight plan modification to reduce time and space requirements for take-off and landing; airport design to improve compatibility with the surrounding areas; and airport area ground-transportation systems to increase ease of airport use while minimizing interface with normal lifestyles and the ecosystem.

     

    The next award will be presented in 2015. The nomination package must submitted to AIAA as one .pdf file at awards@aiaa.org by the deadline of 1 November 2014.