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Jay Hollingsworth Speas Award

The Jay Hollingsworth Speas 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 ACC. It is presented annually during the ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium to the person or persons judged to have contributed most outstandingly during the recent past towards achieving compatible relationships between airports and/or heliports and adjacent environments.  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.

Past Recipients

2011 Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance (SAGA)
2010 Denver International Airport's Planning and Noise Section
2009 Russell C. Widmar and Lawrence T. Slominski, Fresno Solar Energy Generating Project
2008 Thomas Kinton & Thomas Lang
2007 Miami-Dade County Aviation Department

2006

Michael Gobb and John Slone, Lexington-Blue Grass Airport

2005

Arlene Mulder, Arlington Heights, O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission

2004

David A. Brown, Parsons Transportation Group

2003

Daniel L. Mcgregor, Boeing

2002

Daniel Waggoner

2001

Christine Klein, A.A.E.

2000

Dr. John-Paul B. Clarke

1999

Gordon Lewis

1998

David A. Hilton

1997

Dirk Semenza

1996

Matthew Kundrot

1995

Philip Engle

1994

James P. Muldoon

1993

John J Shelly

1992

Andrea Riniker

1991

Herbert C. Godfrey

1990

John E. Wesler

1989

Timothy Ward

1988

Byron H. Miller

1987

Paul Barkley

1986

Robert H. Doyle

1985

Norman Y. Mineta

1984

Aubert L. McPike