Colorado Division of Aviation Sustainability Program Receives FAA Recognition

David Ulane
Division of Aeronautics Director David Ulane accepts the FAA Certificate of Excellence Award from the FAA’s Denver Airport District Office Manager John Bauer. Photo courtesy FAA.

The Colorado Division of Aeronautics was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a Certificate of Excellence Award for the Colorado Airport Sustainability Program. The award was presented to the Division Director David Ulane by the FAA’s Denver Airports District Office Manager John Bauer at the FAA Northwest Mountain Region Airports Conference held in Seattle, Washington March 21-22, 2017.

The FAA’s Certificate of Excellence Award recognizes organizations who have successfully administered complex and out of the ordinary projects that made positive contributions to the National Airspace System.

Since its release in June of 2016, the Colorado Airport Sustainability Program has received national and international recognition for this first-of-a-kind project on two other occasions.

On March 22, 2017, the Division was recognized by the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) with the 2016 EBJ Business Achievement Award for Sustainability. This award recognizes achievements such as revenue growth or profitability gains; new science or product; noteworthy management initiatives; diversification, acquisition or integration achievements; or initiatives on behalf of consumer education or the industry in general.

In October of 2016, the Colorado Airport Sustainability Program was given an honorable mention at the Airports Going Green Conference held in Amsterdam. This prestigious award recognizes the contributions of projects, programs, or people in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry.

Development of the Colorado Airport Sustainability Program began in 2014, and was officially released for use in June 2016. The Colorado Airport Sustainability Program was designed to help Colorado’s system of 74 public-use airports become better stewards to their communities.

This revolutionary first-of-its-kind program offers Colorado airports a no-cost, easy-to-use online toolkit that allows them to develop goals, implement strategies and create a measurable sustainability plan. This program provides Colorado’s airports with a solid framework to build upon, helping them become not only environmentally sustainable, but economically, operationally, and socially sustainable as well.

More information about the Colorado Airport Sustainability Program can be found here: Aviation