National Air Transportation Association’s Distinguished Public Service Award Given to LAWA Attorney

Los Angeles, California, 2017-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Eduardo “Eddie” A. Angeles has been recognized with a National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) “Distinguished Public Service” award for his commitment to advancing a “Safety First” culture in aviation.  Angeles, a Senior Assistant City Attorney for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Legal Division, received the award yesterday as part of NATA’s 2017 Aviation Business Conference in Washington, D.C.

“Eddie Angeles has distinguished himself throughout his exemplary career in public service, providing outstanding leadership and legal counsel to our nation, and here at home to the residents of Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. “I congratulate Eddie on this well-deserved recognition and applaud his important advocacy on behalf of our City and airport.”

“Eddie has worked tirelessly on behalf of LAWA and the City of Los Angeles as an outstanding civil servant and a dedicated attorney” said LAWA Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint. “We’re incredibly proud of his professional accomplishments and contributions, which have enhanced the safety and vibrancy of LAX, the City of Los Angeles, and the nation’s skies. Today we share that pride with the National Air Transportation Association, and extend our heartfelt congratulations to Eddie and his family.”

“Eddie has dedicated his career to the safety and security of the traveling public, and has been a leader in the policy and administration of our nation’s airports,” said NATA President Martin H. Hiller.  “Airports and the businesses that serve them are important economic drivers for local communities. Eddie recognizes the challenges that airports face today and NATA is deeply appreciative of his commitment to protecting and improving this critical part of our nation’s infrastructure as well as seeking technological innovations and creative solutions to enhance safety and the passenger experience.”

Angeles began his aviation career with the City and County of San Francisco at SFO’s Legal Division of the Office of the City Attorney. Then, in 2002 he served as LAWA’s General Counsel. Angeles was the appointed by President Obama as the Associate Administrator for Airports at the Federal Aviation Administration in 2014, where he oversaw the collection of $2 billion in passenger facility charges, as well as the FAA’s $3.5 billion airport improvement program. In January 2017, he returned to the City of Los Angeles, where he currently serves as Senior Assistant City Attorney for LAWA’s Legal Division.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named one of Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports.  LAX served more than 80.9 million passengers in 2016.  LAX offers 742 daily nonstop flights to 101 cities in the U.S. and 1,280 weekly nonstop flights to 77 cities in 42 countries on 64 commercial air carriers.  LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion.  LAX handled 697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016.

An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,610 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion.  This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues.  The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

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Source: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)