Idaho airports recognized for dedication and excellence

At the 2015 FAA Northwest Mountain Region Conference held in Seattle, Wash., April 6–8, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognized airports that have gone above and beyond. Mountain Home Municipal and Pullman Airports were two of the airports to receive awards. 

The city of Mountain Home was recognized “for their support and dedication of resources for major reconstruction of the runway and taxiway at the airport.”  This project was also recently highlighted in the latest edition of the Idaho Division of Aeronautics’ publication, the Rudder Flutter. Pictured at right are Melissa Kaplan, Airport Planner, Division of Aeronautics and Toby Eppler, Project Manager, J-U-B Engineers.

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport was awarded a certificate of excellence for “the commitment and collaboration necessary to complete the environmental assessment associated with the realignment of runway 6/24.”

Anthony Bean, Executive Director of the Pullman-Moscow Regional airport said, “The partnership between the Cities of Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA, along with the University of Idaho, Washington State University, Latah County and the Port of Whitman County has created a culture of collaboration with the airport that has influence how we operate with all agencies. This approach has made a very complex project successful and is inclusive of the FAA, Idaho and Washington Aeronautics and our representative local governments working together to provide a solution to a 20-year transportation issue on the Palouse.”

Pictured above, from left to right, are Sarah P. Dalton, Manager, FAA Airports Division; Bill Lambert, Mayor of Moscow & Airport Board Chairman; Tony Bean, Manager, Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport; and Carolyn T. Read, Manager, Seattle Airports District Office.

Published 04-17-15