Hancock County Airport Manager Honored by FAA
|Written by James Straub|
|Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 8:19 am|
|TRENTON — An experienced pilot, Allison Navia is no stranger to taking flight, but she was flying high with her feet on the ground earlier this month when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) honored her as Airport Manager of the Year.
Allison Navia, manager of the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, sits at the controls of a multipurpose snow-removal vehicle at Logan Airport in Boston. She flew to Boston earlier this month to attend an FAA Airport Division Biennial Conference, where she was honored as Airport Manager of the Year. — PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Navia, 24, became the assistant manager at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in September 2008.
When Bob Cossette retired a year later, Navia became airport manager.
“It’s a serious, awesome award for our little airport,” Navia said.
Though she was chosen for the award from among managers at airports of all sizes nationwide, Reid and the FAA acknowledged that as manager of a small airport, Navia wears many hats.
“Airport emergency plan coordinator? That was Allison. Director of airport operations? Allison. Director of airport public relations? That was Allison. And perhaps someone who knew the local area and could help them plan the first family’s visit? That was Allison again!”
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