Tony Jannus Award
Outstanding Achievements in Commercial Aviation

2017 Awards Banquet


2017 Awards Banquet

Doug Parker was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. He oversees American Airlines Group and American Airlines, its principal subsidiary company.

Previously, Parker was chairman and CEO of US Airways. Before the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in 2005, he was chairman, president and chief executive officer of America West. Parker became the CEO at America West just 10 days before Sept. 11, 2001, and led the carrier through the crisis.

Please join the Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society in honoring extraordinary accomplishments in the field of commercial aviation, by becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Tony Jannus Award. A portion of each sponsorship is contributed to a scholars awards program for student aviation enthusiasts.  We'd like to invite you in congratulating Doug Parker, our 2017 Tony Jannus Award Winner at our banquet at the The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on December 1, 2017. 

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Centrally located on Florida’s west coast, the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) area is home to a continually growing population, with a solidly expanding economy and visitation levels.  SRQ provides a safe, state-of-the art, and customer-friendly facility that reflects the best of Florida.  We are dedicated to simultaneously delivering a profitable operating environment for our tenants and a high-quality, stress-free airport experience for our guests by continuously improving our facilities and services.

The construction of a new Air Traffic Control Tower was recently completed, enhancing the safety of the airport and freeing up 100 acres of airport land for future development. SRQ is also upgrading the existing airport jet bridges with new Ground Power Units and Pre-Conditioned Air units, providing the latest safety and customer service features. 

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