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Airbus Helicopters opens Safety Award nominations

July 31, 2018  By Helicopters Staff

Airbus Helicopters Canada opened up nominations for its 2018 Innovation in Safety Award program, which provides one or more recipients with a cash prize of $10,000. The deadline for submissions is September 21, 2018.

The winners of the Innovation in Safety Award will be selected by a committee of industry professionals and celebrated during the Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference in Vancouver, BC, November 1 to 3, 2018.

“Airbus Helicopters’ chief priority is to support flight safety for the thousands of men and women around the world who are transported in aircraft every day,” said Romain Trapp, President, Airbus Helicopters Canada. “With this award, Airbus Helicopters’ purpose is to nurture the development and growth of safety initiatives that actively contribute to the aviation industry’s key rotorcraft safety goals.”

Airbus explains the Innovation in Safety Award was established as a point of reference to measure the advancements and accomplishments of organizations and individuals working to uphold Canadian helicopter safe flying practices, while employing an exceptional or ground-breaking approach. This award also celebrates the high degree of professionalism and innovation found in today’s Canadian rotor wing operations.

The award, as described by Airbus, will be presented to the nominee who’s exceptional or ground breaking approach has demonstrated an impact on the overall goal of safe flying procedures, as recognized through the analysis of skill development, training and any additional resources, while sustaining helicopter safe flying practices.


To be eligible, nominees must meet the following criteria:

• Be a Canadian-owned organization, group, company, agency or individual resident of Canada;
• Have a lifelong career in helicopter flying and training, minimum 25 to 30 years, without any accidents. Professionalism and safe flying experience demonstrates a remarkable example for future helicopter pilots;
• Demonstrate a commitment and exceptional dedication to Canadian rotor wing operational safety over an extended period of time (three years or longer);
• Have successfully completed a program or research project that has had a significant impact on safety in the Canadian rotor wing industry; and
• Show an outstanding act, effort, contribution or service to safety in the Canadian rotor wing industry.

View the 2018 Innovation in Safety Award application.


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