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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics



    Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Wins Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award
    Recognized For Instituting Environmentally Friendly Smart Landscaping Criteria

    February 8, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) jointly presented the 2013 Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award to the Planning Department of Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport at an awards luncheon on February 7, in conjunction with the AAAE/ACC Planning, Design and Construction Symposium, held February 6–8, 2013 at the New Orleans Marriott, in New Orleans, La.

    Mr. Robert Blankenship, assistant vice president, accepted the award.

    The airport’s Planning Department was honored for “instituting environmentally friendly Smart Landscaping criteria based on propagation of native vegetation which minimizes water usage and maintenance; and for educating the public through a model installation at the Airport’s public observation area to encourage non-airport applications.”

    The Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award honors those who have contributed most outstandingly during the recent past toward achieving compatible relationships between airports and/or heliports and their adjacent environments.

    For more information on the Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award, or the AIAA Honors and Awards Program, please contact Carol Stewart at 703.264.7623 or


    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and nearly 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit



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