Catherine (Kate) Lang, acting associate administrator for the FAA Office of Airports, will be honored by the Aviation Institute of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Monday, Nov. 9, when she receives the William F. Shea Award for her contributions to aviation. Lang also will present the 2009 Charles W. Durham Distinguished Guest Lecture.
The event will be held at the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom on the UNO campus. A reception is planned for 6:30 p.m., with the lecture following at 7 p.m. Both the reception and lecture are free and open to the public.
Lang, who has served as associate administrator for the Office of Airports since January, served asdeputy associate administrator since 2003 after serving as director of the FAA’s Office of Airport Planning and Programming for nearly four years, and deputy director for two years. Before joining the airports office, she served as chief of staff to FAA Deputy Administrator Linda Daschle.
The mission of the FAA Airports organization is to provide leadership in planning and the development of a safe and efficient national airport system. The office has responsibility for all programs related to airport safety and inspections, and standards for airport design, construction and operation.
The Charles W. Durham Distinguished Guest Lecture Series was established at the UNO Aviation Institute to honor the late Charles Durham for his inspiration and financial support as co-founder of the institute. The Aviation Institute holds the Durham Lecture each year and presents the guest lecturer with the William F. Shea Award for Distinguished Contributions to Aviation. The award is given in honor of the Aviation Institute’s founding director, William F. Shea, and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation, both locally and nationally.
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