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FAA announces winners of the 2002 Excellence in Aviation Award

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA<.>) announced that the laboratories…

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA<.>) announced that the laboratories and universities that support FAA’s Aviation Weather Research Program are winners of this year’s Excellence in Aviation Award.



The recipients of the award are:


  • the National Center for Atmospheric Research;

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratories;

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Forecast Systems Laboratory, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Aviation Weather Center, and National Centers for Environmental Prediction; Naval Research Laboratory;

  • University of Quebec at Montreal;

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks;

  • San Jose State University;

  • and Oklahoma State University.


The Excellence in Aviation designation is a highly competitive, non-monetary award presented each year to individuals and/or institutions that show how their past research benefits the aviation community today. Through this award, the FAA formally recognizes significant accomplishments as a result of aviation-related research efforts.



This special distinction gives the government an opportunity to recognize

superior research efforts and to highlight the benefits of such activities.



Inclement weather is responsible for 69 percent of flight delays and approximately 30 percent of fatal accidents, said Charlie Keegan, FAA’s ssociate administrator for Research and Acquisitions. The laboratories upporting our weather research program are providing critical safety enhancements by developing tools to generate more accurate and accessible weather observations, warnings and forecasts.>



These FAA-funded organizations are providing the applied research to solve

critical operational aviation weather issues. Working as part of multi-discipline teams, the researcher’s efforts are enhanced through collaboration with industry, other national laboratories, government agencies, academia and trade associations.

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