Memphis International Airport Notes

October 2007


Walter E. Cathey named Tennessee's
2007 General Aviation Airport Manager
of the Year

Walter E. Cathey, the Airport Authority's Manager of General Aviation Airports, was named Tennessee's 2007 General Aviation Airport Manager of the Year during the 22nd Annual Tennessee Airport's Conference in Nashville last month.

He was chosen from among 67 other general aviation airport managers for his outstanding contributions to aviation in Tennessee.

Walter, an authority employee since 1986 became manager of the Authority's General DeWitt Spain Airport (downtown) and Charles W. Baker Airport (Millington, Tenn.) in 2004. In this position he has overseen numerous improvements to our general aviation airports that have resulted in a significant increase in aircraft operations, fuel sales, hangar development, tenants, and pilot training.

All three of the Airport Authority's airports, Memphis International, General DeWitt Spain, and Charles W. Baker received the state's Front Door Award of Excellence. The Front Door awards are presented annually to recognize those Tennessee airports that maintain their facilities and services at a level that reflects community pride and a commitment to quality. General DeWitt Spain Airport received the Governor's Silver Star Airport Award for receiving the Front Door award for 10 consecutive years. General DeWitt Spain Airport was also one of three general aviation airports nominated for most improved airport.


Walter E. Cathey

Walter E. Cathey

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