El Paso International Airport Receives the Federal Aviation Administration Southwest Region Environmental Award

El Paso International Airport Receives the Federal Aviation Administration Southwest Region Environmental AwardOn Thursday, March 30, 2006, the El Paso International Airport received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southwest Region Environmental Award. The Southwest Region includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The FAA stated in a news release, "The award recognizes environmental stewardship in the airports industry. The award acknowledges those in the industry who have gone above and beyond the requirements of today's environmental regulations. It recognizes those who have truly taken to heart concepts embracing the protection, conservation, and enhancement of our environment.

The FAA, at its Annual Partnership Conference gives two region-wide awards: The Environmental Award and the Airport Safety Award. In the past, El Paso International received the Airport Safety Award in 2003, along with the Texas Airport of the Year Award also given at the 2003 Partnership Conference.

Patrick Abeln, Director of Aviation, City of El Paso stated, "Credit goes to all the Assistant Directors of Aviation who consistently produce high quality project documents and perform at a very high level. Specific recognition goes to Assistant Director of Aviation, Monica Lombraņa who manages the airport's construction and development projects." It was an honor to receive all three possible awards in a three-year period. Specific projects mentioned in the presentation of this award were the Butterfield Trail Golf Course, The Consolidated Security Checkpoint and efforts to maintain, utilize, and highlight the 1941 terminal in El Paso's existing terminal system. The award was given at the FAA Annual Partnership Conference held at the DFW Airport.