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Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award to be presented

Denver International Airport's planning and noise section cited for exception efforts

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

February 18, 2010 - Reston, Va. - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) are pleased to announce that the 2010 Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award will be presented to the Planning and Noise Section of Denver International Airport, Denver, Colo.

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.

The Planning and Noise Section is being honored for "exceptional efforts to mitigate noise around Denver International Airport by working with airlines, the FAA, and local community groups to increase understanding of the airport's mission, preserve land for airport expansion, and protect the environments of surrounding communities."

Frederick R. Busch, the section's director, will accept the award at an awards luncheon on Feb. 25, in conjunction with the AAAE/ACC Planning, Design and Construction Symposium, to be held Feb. 24󈞆 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, in Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. Busch has overseen Denver International Airport's master facility planning and noise office activities for the past 12 years. He is also actively involved on several project panels for the Airport Cooperative Research Program, and participates on the Airport Subcommittee of the Federal Aviation Administration's Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee.


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

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