3-Feb-2014 Source: AJPAE
Bruno Guimbal, founder and CEO of Hélicoptères Guimbal and designer of the Cabri G2 two-seat helicopter, has won the Prix Icare 2014 (Icarus Award). The French association of aerospace journalists (Association des journalistes professionnels de l’aéronautique et de l’espace, AJPAE) on January 31 chose Guimbal in a vote during the association’s annual general meeting.
Attributed every year by the AJPAE, the Icarus Award acknowledges the work and commitment of a person or a team in aerospace. Choosing Guimbal, trade media journalists recognize the success of a man, as the Cabri G2 program has reached major milestones and is doing very well at the exportation.
Previous winners include André Turcat (Icarus Award 2013), Louis Gallois (Icarus Award 2012), Jean-Yves Le Gall (Icarus Award 2011) and Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg (Icarus Award 2010), among others since 1957.