The Phil Brito award was established to recognize airport sponsors and their engineering and consultant teams for outstanding achievement in the execution of an aviation-related planning, design, or construction projects for airports located within the State of New York. This award is named in honor of Mr. Phil Brito, longtime manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s New York Airports District Office. During his career, Mr. Brito’s tireless efforts contributed greatly to the success of aviation in New York State.


* Entries must be an airport planning or construction/design project completed within the previous calendar year.
* The project must benefit an airport or airports located in New York State.
* The airport and consulting firm must be current members of NYAMA, or join NYAMA at the time they submit their entry.


Planning Project- These projects may include master planning, airport site selection, strategic planning business/financial planning, rates & charges development, or other airport planning work.

Construction Project- These projects may include design and/or construction administration of airport-related civil or structural construction projects.


A panel of judges from the New York State Department of Transportation’s Aviation Bureau will evaluate the entries and select the NYAMA Grand Award and Honorable Mention for the Planning and the Construction categories. The entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

* Project Enhances or Expands Airport's Capabilities - 20%
(service type/capacity is increased, added, or re-established)
* Creativity/Originality/Innovation in Applying FAA Standards - 20%
(novel, creative use of products or design techniques)
* Social, Economic, and/or Sustainable Design-Planning Considerations - 20%
(community asset, revenue enhancement, environmental, etc.)
* Complexity - 10%
(multi-discipline, multi-stage, multi-agency, etc.)
* Exceeding Owner's Expectaitons - 10%
(original objectives met plus additional benefits achieved)
* Future Value to the Aviation Planning or Engineering Professions - 20%
(project signifies proven success for addressing similar airport needs).

For further information, please contact NYAMA by phone (518-432-9973) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).