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The American Association of Airport Executives recently announce that 39 airports earned an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award for training completed in calendar year 2010 and Lakeland Linder Regional Airport was one of them.

The 2010 award winners are:

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Bellingham International Airport
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • Blue Grass Airport
  • Centennial Airport
  • Charlotte County Airport
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority
  • Daytona Beach International Airport
  • Dothan Regional Airport
  • Gainesville Regional Airport
  • Jackson Municipal Airport Authority
  • Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Training Academy
  • John Wayne Airport
  • Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
  • Little Rock National Airport
  • Louisville International Airport
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Morristown Municipal Airport
  • N.W. Arkansas Regional Airport Authority
  • North Texas Regional Airport
  • Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
  • Ocala International Airport
  • Palm Springs International Airport
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Port Columbus International Airport
  • Pueblo Memorial Airport
  • Purdue University Airport
  • Rapid City Regional Airport
  • Republic Airport
  • Rickenbacker International Airport
  • Roanoke Regional Airport Commission
  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
  • Scottsdale Airport
  • St. George Municipal Airport
  • Tallahassee Regional Airport
  • The University of Oklahoma Max Westheimer Airport
  • Tweed New Haven Airport
  • Wichita Airport Authority
  • Will Rogers World Airport
An ANTN Excellence in Airport Training award signifies that an airport's workers have completed a certain amount of federally mandated airport-specific and continuing education training using ANTN Digicast's Web-based training system. The award levels are based on total training programs watched and total number of employees trained at each airport. Levels vary based on the airport's hub size. Each winning airport is presented with a plaque commemorating its achievement.

"An Excellence in Airport Training awards underscores an airport's dedication to improving all aspects of its operations through advanced training," said Joan Lowden, AAAE senior vice president of communications and general manager of AAAE's Airport News and Training Network (ANTN) division that produces ANTN Digicast. "More than 100 airports rely on Digicast's Web-based training to satisfy both federally mandated training requirements and advanced training curriculum. We're constantly developing new and improved programming to bring even more value to our subscribers. "

Airports that subscribe to ANTN Digicast have unlimited access to the service's training programs, which currently number some 500 videos. Topics covered range from Federal Aviation Administration required annual training in areas including airfield driver training and wildlife mitigation to security-related training, customer service, and more. ANTN Digicast training is designed for airport employees as well as tenants, such as airline workers, who work at an airport.