AACA SERVICE AWARDS
By acknowledging the exceptional merit of an individual or organization, the Alaska Air Carrier Association service awards encourage performance at the highest standards, continually developing professionalism in the Alaskan aviation industry. Please include the individual or organization name and contact information, the award you are nominating them for, and a short summary on why the individual or group are being nominated.
AACA ARLO LIVINGSTON AWARD
This award recognizes individual achievement in the betterment of Alaskan aviation. The AACA Arlo Livingston Award was created in 1983 in memory of a remarkable man who made a lifelong contribution to the aviation industry. Arlo was instrumental in starting the Alaska Air Carriers Association in 1966.
Previous recipients include leaders from every corner of Alaska:
This award is considered each year, but is given only when a deserving candidate is identified who has made an exceptional contribution to Alaskan aviation.
AACA TONY CESTNIK MAINTENANCE AWARD
The Tony Cestnik Maintenance Award exists to honor an individual, team, or organization for distinguished, longstanding performance of aviation maintenance which sets a standard of excellence.
MECHANIC OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes a mechanic for exemplary long-term service or an outstanding specific action which personifies an outstanding awareness of the contribution of maintenance to aviation safety. The recipient must be a current Airframe and Powerplant-rated mechanic with at least five years of experience. Eligibility for this award is limited to hands-on maintenance personnel and their direct supervisors.
AACA IDITAROD HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AWARD
This award was created to honor an individual pilot or aviation company who best demonstrates the value of aviation in transporting and caring for the dogs or people participating in the Last Great Race. The award may be for a particular single action, or for service in a consistently outstanding manner for a period of time.
AACA EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATION AWARD
This award honors an individual, publicist, journalist, or media group that has achieved either (a) the most distinct dissemination of aviation news that results in public awareness, (b) makes a significant impact in educating the public on an aspect of the aviation industry, or (c) provides, over a period of time, consistently informative coverage that positively advances an aviation issue.
AACA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
This award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding service to the community through improvements to cargo, mail or passenger service to a specific site or a region. The award can recognize a particular single action, or for service in a consistently outstanding manner for a period of time.
AACA EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORT AWARD
This award recognizes an aviation team or pilot who, through a particular rescue /transport or contributions over a period of time to the air medical industry, has exemplified professionalism and expediency in the saving of lives.
PILOT OF THE YEAR AWARD
The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a pilot during the year, or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time.