If you grew weary of the recent harsh winter, you are not alone. But the snow crews at three Commonwealth airports in Boston, Bedford, and Mansfield are being recognized for keeping air travel disruptions to the absolute minimum.
The Balchen/Post Awards are named for pioneering aviators Wiley Post and Col. Bernt Balchen and given each year to airports whose “snow crews” did exemplary work in maintaining their airports in safe and operational conditions during the winter season. The 2010-2011 awards included:
Boston Logan International Airport– Winner, Large Commercial category
Logan and Hanscom are operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority. This is Logan's 3rd award in the past six years, this year sharing the award with LaGuardia Airport. Chicago O'Hare received honorable mention. Last winter, Logan’s snow crews battled more than 80 inches of snow with recent innovations including flush taxiway edge lights which allow crews to plow to the edge of the pavement without the buildup of large windows, and laptop computers in Airport Operations vehicles to provide real-time field condition reporting and access storm tracking radar data on the airfield.
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