Angela Gittens Awarded the Cliff Henderson Trophy

Angela Gittens, Director General of the Airports Council International (ACI) World, was presented the Cliff Henderson Trophy at NAA’s April Luncheon on April 20, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia.

Ms. Gittens was awarded the Henderson Trophy “…f or her dedication in making aviation safer, more secure, and more efficient for all users in the United States and around the world.”

The Henderson Trophy, which is in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, was established in 1960 to honor the creator and Managing Director of the world renowned National Air Races from 1928-1939. His work stimulated a generation’s interest in aviation and challenged the state of the art in aviation development.

The trophy is awarded to “…a living individual, group of individuals, or an organization whose vision, leadership or skill made a significant and lasting contribution to the promotion and advancement of aviation and aerospace in the United States.” A deserving nominee is put forth annually by the President of the National Aeronautic Association to NAA’s Executive Committee for confirmation by majority vote.