CDA Awards
 
The Chicago Department of Aviation has received many awards over the years. You can view the list of awards received below.

Airport Awards by Year:
 

2016

•    Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Project of the Year award for Runway          ​ 10R-28L at O’Hare
•    Construction Managers Association of America (CMAA) National Project of the Year Award and Project         Achievement Award for Runway 10R-28L at O’Hare

2015

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    2015 Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award for CDA’s sustainability accomplishments
•    Airport Revenue News (ARN) magazine “Best Local/Regional Retail Store” - The Field Museum Store at O'Hare 
•    International Association of Airport and Seaport Police 9/11 Medal – Awarded to several members of CDA Safety
     and Security Section 

 

2014

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) Infrastructure Project of the Year award for Runway 10C-28C at
      O’Hare
•    American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois 2014 Honor Award for Runway 10C-28C at O’Hare
•    American Council of Engineering Companies (National) 2014 Engineering Excellence Award for Runway
      10C-28C at O’Hare
•    Future Travel Experience “Best Immigration Initiative” award for Automated Passport Control at O’Hare
•    Balchen/Post for Excellence in Snow and Ice Control award by the American Association of Airport Executives,
      Northeast Chapter – First Place - O’Hare
•    Balchen/Post for Excellence in Snow and Ice Control by the American Association of Airport Executives, Northeast
       Chapter - Honorable Mention – Midway
•    Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Large Airport Concessions Management Team” -  CDA at O’Hare
•    Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Restaurant Design Large Operator” for Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi at
       O’Hare
•    Airport Council International Best New Food & Beverage Concept for ICE Dishes & Drinks at O’Hare

2013

•    Construction Service Industry Corporation (CISCO) Public Body of the Year - CDA
•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Anna.aero US ANNIE Awards “Airport With The Most New International Routes”, “Airport With The Most New
      Routes” and “Airport With the Most New Airlines” – O’Hare

•    Airport Business magazine's “Top 40 Under 40” for Jonathan Leach, General Counsel, CDA

 

2012

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Great Lakes Region Airport Safety Award – O’Hare
•    Make-A-Wish Illinois “Leader in Joy” award for the CDA's role in granting kids’ wishes at Chicago’s airports
•    Bronze Quill Award for public artwork – Midway
•    Moodie Food & Beverage conference "Best Fast Food/Quick Service Restaurant" award - O'Hare's Tortas Frontera
      restaurant

•    Chicago magazine “Best Airport Wine Bar” - O’Hare’s Bubbles wine bar
•    Sweet Beginnings Tea “Creating a Community That Works” award for the O’Hare apiary project
•    Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) “Environmental Achievement Award” for the O’Hare apiary
     project

•    Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Greater Chicago Chapter Innovative Transportation Solutions Award for
      Sustainable Airport Manual

 

2011

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Budget Travel’s 2011 Readers Choice Award - O’Hare voted Favorite Airport
•    Anna Aero “Fastest Growing Airport” in the passenger category - Midway

 

2010

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Balchen/Post Award for Excellence in Snow and Ice Removal, Large Commercial Airport - O’Hare

 

2009

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest -1st
      Place - Creative Innovations – Technology - O’Hare

•    Bentley “Be Inspired” Award – OMP
•    African American Contractors Association Community Outreach Award – OMP

 

2008

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    J.D. Power and Associates Annual Airport Satisfaction Study - 1st Place – Medium-size Airport Division - Midway
•    Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) Excellence in Concessions Contest - 2nd Place - Best
      New Retail Concept – Midway

•    Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest -
      1st Place - Public Relations Campaign- O’Hare

•    Federation of Women Contractors Innovation in Transportation Award - OMP
•    Illinois Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award - OMP
•    HACIA LEED Project of the Year - OMP

 

2007

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) - Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest -
      3rd Place – Creative Innovations – Technology - O’Hare

•    Illinois Safety Council 2007 Safety Public Outreach Award - O'Hare Safety Expo
•    Illinois Safety Council 2007 Safety Awareness Focus on Excellence Award - O'Hare International Airport- Monthly
      Safety Meetings, First Aid and CPR Programs

•    Illinois Safety Council 2007 Environmental Outreach Award - O'Hare and Midway International Airports – “Month of
      Environment” Program

•    Hispanic American Construction Industry Association Project of the Year – OMP
•    Mayor Daley’s Greenworks Award - OMP

 

2006

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Concessions Design”  - Midway
•    Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Customer Service Airport-Wide” - Midway
•    Federal Aviation Administration - Great Lakes Region Runway Safety Promotion Award - O'Hare
•    International Right of Way Association of Illinois - OMP
•    Mayor Daley’s Greenworks Award - OMP
•    United States Green Building Council’s Small Feet, Large Feat award - OMP

 

2005

•    Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    American Public Works Association Chicago Metropolitan Chapter Project of the Year Award - Transportation Over
      $10 Million - Midway International Airport for the Midway Terminal Development Program

•    Illinois Landscape Contractors Assn. Excellence in Landscape Gold Award - O'Hare
•    Federal Aviation Administration - Airport Partnership Award - O’Hare
•    International Right of Way Association of Illinois - OMP

 

2004

•    Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Government Assistance Program Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Public Innovator Award - 1st Place - Physical
      Space Design - Midway International Airport- Terminal Development Program

•    Federal Aviation Administration - FAA Great Lakes Region - Runway Safety Promotion Award - O’Hare

 

2003

•    Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Redeveloped Concessions Program, Large Airport” First Place Award -
      O'Hare International Airport

•    Airport Revenue News magazine  “Best Single Terminal, Terminal 1” First Place Award -  O'Hare
•    Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Redeveloped Concessions Program, Medium Airport” First Place Award -
      Midway

•    Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Concessions Program Design, Medium Airport” First Place Award -
      Midway

•    Nickelodeon magazine “Most Awesome Airport Children’s Play Area” - O'Hare

 

2002

•    Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Skytrax Airport Passenger Survey “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Federal Aviation Administration - Great Lakes Region Partnership in Runway Safety - O'Hare
•    World Travel Awards “Best Airport in North America” - O’Hare

 

2001

•    Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Skytrax Airport Passenger Survey “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
•    Airline Pilot Association - Air Safety Award, Pilot-Friendly Airport - O'Hare
•    World Travel Awards “Best Airport in North America” - O’Hare

 

2000

•    Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare

 

1999, 1989, 1988, 1978

•    Balchen/Post Award for Excellence in Snow and Ice Removal, Large Commercial Airport - O’Hare