At the 52nd Annual International Aviation Snow Symposium on April 16th 2018 in Buffalo, NY; awards were presented to the “Snow Crews” of the airports in the Snow Belt for their dedicated efforts in maintaining their airports in safe and operational status during the 2017 – 2018 winter season. This is the 42nd consecutive year that such awards have been presented. All categories of airports – Commercial, General Aviation and Military - compete for these awards.

Applications are submitted by the airport operators on behalf of the local work force in recognition of their efforts in keeping the airports operationally safe at all times. Recommendations for selection may come from the users of airports, airlines, pilots, general aviation, the military and the entire aviation community. In addition, the members of the Awards Selection Committee provide feedback from their own organizations as to the performance of competing airports.

The 2017 - 2018 awards were presented to the following airports:

Large Commercial (Over 200,000 operations per year)
Winner:
Boston Logan International Airport - East Boston, Massachusetts

Honorable Mention:
Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Charlotte, North Carolina
Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport – Saint Paul, Minnesota

Medium Commercial (100,000 to 200,000 operations per year)
Winner:
Buffalo Niagara International Airport - Buffalo, New York

Honorable Mention:
General Mitchell International Airport – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pittsburgh International Airport – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Small Commercial (Less than 100,000 operations per year)
Winner:
Syracuse Hancock International Airport - Syracuse, New York

Honorable Mention:
Greater Rochester International Airport, Rochester, New York
South Bend International Airport, South Bend, Indiana

Large General Aviation (Over 50,000 operations per year)
Winner:
Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport - Bedford, Massachusetts

Honorable Mention:
Teterboro Airport - Teterboro, New Jersey
Willow Run Airport – Ypsilanti, Michigan

Small General Aviation (Less than 50,000 operations per year)
Winner:

Honorable Mention:
Columbus Municipal Airport - Columbus, Indiana

Military Airport
Winner:
773d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Joint Base Elmendorf/Ft Richardson (JBER)
Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

Honorable Mention:
10 Civil Engineer Squadron (CES)
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado