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Edwin Tamang, P.E.
The wheels of interest for aviation began turning for Edwin
Tamang when he was in elementary school. During a career
day, a local veteran of the U.S. Air Force came to Tamang's
class to present, dressed in his flight suit and fighter pilot
" I remember him dumping the helmet on my head. He
only had one and he picked me, and it felt like a ton on my
head, " Tamang recounted. " He introduced me to the world of
aviation and aeronautical engineering. He talked to me about
his experiences within the Department of Defense and as a
contractor outside of it, and those were all amazing things, but
what I found the most intriguing was, this was the first example
I had seen of somebody so
Hometown: Fontana, CA
passionate about what
Alma Mater: California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
they did and the industry
Fun fact about yourself: I've been fortunate to perform
that they were in. Before, I
professional services at over 367 airports across the U.S., Puerto Rico,
had thought a job was just
Trinidad and Tobago, and most recently the Bahamas.
something you did. "
Someone I look up to in the industry: The list is pretty long,
In 2006, Tamang joined
however two certainly standout: Eddie Angeles, former Associate
Kimley-Horn and shortly
Administrator for Airports FAA and Commander John-David Lentine
after transferred from
of the United States Coast Guard - both are examples of paying it
development services to
forward and providing opportunity to others.
the aviation practice. He
My favorite thing about aviation is: Making air travel safe
quickly gained knowledge
and accessible.
of the design, coordination,
and production of airfield

development projects and became highly experienced in
performing pavement condition inspections - part of pavement
management programs and planning studies.
In his 14 years with the firm, Tamang has tripled the size
of the Pavement Management team and has worked on
over 11 statewide airport pavement system programs and
over 80 aviation projects, which include airport systems in
Florida and California, and pavement programs for airports
such as Orlando International, Dallas Love Field, McCarran
International, San Diego International and Nashville
International. Since 2015, he has been a part of terminal
design programs at large commercial airports. At Orlando
International Airport he was deputy project manager for the
initial 16-gate phase for $3.1 billion South Terminal Complex
C. At Los Angeles International Airport, he is part of the $1.6
billion Midfield Satellite Concourse 12-gate program.
" I enjoy partnering with very passionate people, being
able to witness their genius and growth beyond their own
expectations. And being a part of making amazing, work
products, tools, and deliverables for clients that help further
their goals, " Tamang said.
As a Florida DOT Aviation Office Certified Instructor, he has
taught roughly 800 aviation staff through the FDOT Airfield
Pavement Inspection and Repair Training Course.

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Edwin Tamang

for being recognized
by Airport Business
magazine as a

Top 40 under 40.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport_Business_November_2020

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
A Smart Approach to Customer Wellness
Totally Boggus
How Color Biases Contribute to a Lack of Diversity in Aviation
Product Profile
40 Under 40
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Airport_Business_November_2020 - A Smart Approach to Customer Wellness
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