Colorado Springs Airport’s Troy Stover Named “Colorado Aviation Professional of the Year”

News Release

June 24, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado

Watkins – Colorado Springs Airport’s Assistant Director of Aviation, Troy Stover, was distinguished as the “2022 Colorado Aviation Professional of the Year” by the Colorado Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics. The award was presented on Thursday, June 9, 2022, during a meeting of the Colorado Aeronautical Board held in conjunction with the Colorado Airport Operators Association Spring Conference held in Grand Junction.

The Colorado Aviation Professional of the Year Award is presented annually by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics, recognizing a Colorado aviation professional who exhibits outstanding contributions to the Colorado airport system. Individuals recognized as the “Colorado Aviation Professional of the Year” also demonstrate values that align with the CDOT Division of Aeronautics mission to advance a safe, efficient, and an effective statewide aviation system through collaboration, investment, and advocacy.

Troy began his aviation career just after graduating high school working as an Airfield Maintenance Technician/Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter at Jefferson County Airport (now known as Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport -BJC). Troy’s passion for aviation and airports directed him to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Troy worked his way up to BJC’s top rank as Airport Manager, and in 2005, Troy accepted an opportunity to become the Airport Facilities Manager at Colorado Springs Airport. Since 2013, Troy has held the position of Assistant Director of Aviation, overseeing the airport’s administration, finance, and business development functions

“As a member of the aviation industry for over 35 years, this award is a true honor. I’ve had the pleasure of working with amazing people over my career and without my team at the airport and our partners none of our successes would be possible. Thank you to all of my colleagues in aviation who have made an impact on the industry,” said COS Assistant Director of Aviation Troy Stover.

As noted in the 2020 Economic Impact Study of Colorado Airports, the Colorado Springs Airport is responsible for supporting 25,093 jobs, producing over $1.52 billion in annual payroll, while generating $3.43 billion in overall annual business revenue.

The Colorado Airport System consists of 76 public use airports that support over 345,000 jobs, provide $16.2 billion in annual payroll, and $48.6 billion in total business revenue for the State of Colorado.

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