David Ulane Selected to Lead the Colorado Division of Aeronautics

June 5, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Watkins, CO -- The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Aeronautics and the Colorado Aeronautical Board are pleased to announce David Ulane as the organization’s new Aeronautics Director.

Mr. Ulane is a Metropolitan State University of Denver Aviation and Aerospace Science Program graduate and a licensed general aviation pilot, bringing with him over 25 years of professional aviation knowledge and experience. He began his career at Denver’s Centennial Airport in 1989.  Since then, Mr. Ulane has built an impressive resume of airport management roles at Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyoming, Utah’s St. George Municipal Airport, and Colorado’s Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.

Mr. Ulane is currently the Northwest Mountain Regional Manager for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), where he is chief representative for AOPA’s local, state, and regional legislative affairs, airport advocacy, and general aviation development in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

“I am thrilled and honored to be headed back to Colorado for this amazing opportunity.  I look forward to working closely with Colorado’s aviation community and stakeholders, continuing the ingenuity that has poised Colorado as one of the nation’s great leaders in aviation and aerospace innovation,” said David Ulane.

“On behalf of the Colorado Aeronautical Board (CAB), we want to continue to be the leaders in aviation throughout the nation, and with the hiring of David Ulane as our next Aeronautics Director, I am confident that he will lead the Division of Aeronautics to a level of excellence," said Ray Beck, CAB Chairman.  "We welcome him aboard and look forward to having him in the cockpit working together with the Colorado Aeronautical Board, CDOT, the Colorado Transportation Commission, and the airport managers and operators within Colorado’s dynamic airport system."

As the Colorado Division of Aeronautics Director, Mr. Ulane will oversee all responsibilities of the organization in support of the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) development of a forward-looking multi-modal transportation system in the 21st century. In conjunction with the Colorado Aeronautical Board, Mr. Ulane will be responsible for promoting a cooperative effort with the Division’s public and private constituents to enhance aviation safety, aviation education, and the development of an effective air transportation system through the efficient administration of the Aviation Fund. 

Mr. Ulane is scheduled to begin his duty as the Director of the Colorado Division of Aeronautics on July 1st, 2015.

You can learn more about CDOT's Aeronautics Division at https://www.codot.gov/programs/aeronautics.