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Living Legends of Aviation honour Hillsboro Aviation CEO

Living Legends of Aviation honour Hillsboro Aviation CEO

30-Jan-2023Source: Hillsboro Aviation

Max Lyons, owner and CEO of Hillsboro Aviation, was honored at the 20th annual Living Legends of Aviation awards event in Los Angeles last week. Lyons received the Elling Halvorson Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award, which honors individuals who have had a major impact on the world of vertical flight. Lyons is an aviator,... Read more

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute To Excellence Humanitarian Service Award Winner

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute To Excellence Humanitarian Service Award Winner

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Altitude Air Operations director Ananda “Andy” Thapa is the 2023 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of rotorcraft to the communities in which they operate... Read more

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute To Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute To Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Capital Air founder and director Joäo “John” Vinagre is the 2023 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international rotorcraft community.... Read more

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award Winner

HAI Announces HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award Winner

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce GPMS International CEO and Chief Engineer Eric Bechhoefer is the 2023 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions in promoting rotorcraft safety and safety awareness. It will be presented on Mar. 6, 2023, at... Read more

HAI awards Salute To Excellence Law Enforcement Award

HAI awards Salute To Excellence Law Enforcement Award

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Alameda County (California) Sheriff’s Office (ASCO) criminalist Penny Ritter is the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, LLC, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of rotorcraft in support of law... Read more

HAI announces Salute To Excellence Flight Instructor Of The Year Award

HAI announces Salute To Excellence Flight Instructor Of The Year Award

13-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Helicopter Institute senior flight instructor Karl Cotton is the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by Hill Air Corporation, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor or a UAS flight instructor in upholding... Read more

HAI announces Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award winner

HAI announces Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award winner

11-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Rainbow Helicopters VP of Maintenance Mike Iven as the recipient of the 2023 Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award. This award, presented by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance. It will be... Read more

VFS selects Airbus’s Serge Germanetti for 2023 Nikolsky Lectureship

VFS selects Airbus’s Serge Germanetti for 2023 Nikolsky Lectureship

13-Dec-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading professional society dedicated to advancing vertical flight, is pleased to announced that Airbus’s Serge Germanetti has been selected for the prestigious 2023 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. The Lectureship is awarded to “an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research and development and... Read more

EEAST and Magpas Air Ambulance crews win Who Cares Wins awards

EEAST and Magpas Air Ambulance crews win Who Cares Wins awards

5-Dec-2022Source: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Crews from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and Magpas Air Ambulance received a national award for their efforts in bringing a 13-year-old in cardiac arrest back to life. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak presented the team with the 999 Hero award at the Sun’s Who Cares Win awards at a star-studded ceremony... Read more

StandardAero receives three awards at 2022 Rolls-Royce AMC Conference

StandardAero receives three awards at 2022 Rolls-Royce AMC Conference

1-Dec-2022Source: StandardAero

StandardAero recently received three awards at the annual 2022 Rolls-Royce AE Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) Conference, held in Indianapolis.  StandardAero’s Winnipeg, Manitoba maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility was the recipient of both the “AE Quality Award” and the “AE 2100 Turnaround Time Award,” while StandardAero’s Maryville, Tennessee MRO facility won the “AE 1107 Turnaround... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance crew members nominated for award

Cornwall Air Ambulance crew members nominated for award

25-Nov-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Two members of the Cornwall Air Ambulance crew have been shortlisted in The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards 2022. The awards, in partnership with NHS Charities Together, celebrate healthcare heroes from frontline NHS staff to the ordinary people who go above and beyond. Cornwall Air Ambulance, along with two RNLI lifeguards and the South Western... Read more

Summit Aviation Receives 4th consecutive HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award

Summit Aviation Receives 4th consecutive HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award

24-Nov-2022Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation Inc. announced that it has received its fourth consecutive HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor. U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Summit Aviation as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department... Read more

Northern Escape Heli Skiing wins award at 10th Annual World Ski Awards

Northern Escape Heli Skiing wins award at 10th Annual World Ski Awards

23-Nov-2022Source: Northern Escape Heli Skiing

Northern Escape Heli Skiing (NEH)  has won the World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator award at the 10th Annual World Ski Awards. NEH is a pioneer in the heli-ski industry and has been steadily pushing the envelope in the luxury adventure tourism space since 2004. “The World Ski Award for Best Heli Ski Operator is quite prestigious and we’re... Read more

Triple award success for Great Western Air Ambulance

Triple award success for Great Western Air Ambulance

22-Nov-2022Source: GWAAC

On Monday 14 November 2022, the Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence returned to Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. It was a chance to celebrate and recognise the specialist lifesaving skills and commitment of all those working tirelessly within, and in support of, the air ambulance community. The night turned out to be a huge success... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance wins ‘Innovation of the Year’ award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance wins ‘Innovation of the Year’ award

22-Nov-2022Source: Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has been announced as the winner of the ‘Innovation of the Year Award’ in Air Ambulance UK’s Awards of Excellence 2022. For the first time since the pandemic, representatives from air ambulance communities all around the UK gathered together at a gala dinner where the winners were announced. The... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance awarded 4 industry Awards

Devon Air Ambulance awarded 4 industry Awards

21-Nov-2022

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is proud to have received 4 accolades at the recent Awards of Excellence hosted by Air Ambulances UK Sponsored by Airbus, the annual awards celebrates and recognises the specialist lifesaving skills and commitment of those working tirelessly within and in support of the air ambulance community. The event held in Birmingham on... Read more

Boston MedFlight Named One of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts for 2022

Boston MedFlight Named One of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts for 2022

2-Nov-2022Source: Boston MedFlight

  Boston MedFlight, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that for 37 years has provided critical care medical transport      to patients in need by air and ground, has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.  The award was presented by The Women’s Edge and Boston Globe Magazine.  2022 marks the... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance shortlisted for 3 industry awards

Devon Air Ambulance shortlisted for 3 industry awards

31-Oct-2022Source: Devon Air Ambulance

  Devon Air Ambulance has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories in the upcoming Awards of Excellence organised by Air Ambulances UK Sponsored by Airbus, Air Ambulance UK is pleased to announce the shortlist of nominees for the 2022 Awards of Excellence. The annual awards celebrate and recognise the specialist lifesaving skills and... Read more

Volcanic Air pilots receive bravery award

Volcanic Air pilots receive bravery award

31-Oct-2022Source: NZ Herald

Alone, wading through shin-deep volcanic ash with each breath burning his airways, Mark Law had no idea whether the volcano crater he’d just landed on would erupt again. The Kāhu NZ chief executive is bestowed with one of New Zealand’s highest bravery awards – the New Zealand Bravery Star. See Full Story. ... Read more

UK Royal Air Force Benson Award For Engineering Excellence

UK Royal Air Force Benson Award For Engineering Excellence

28-Oct-2022Source: Heli-One

  Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is happy to announce the presentation of the Award for Engineering Excellence, donated by Heli-One, from the UK Royal Air Force to Sergeant Burns during the annual Station Awards Reception at RAF Benson. The award was won by Sgt Burns for his... Read more

HSC-3, HSC-4, VRM-30 recieve US Navy’s Highest Flight Safety Award

HSC-3, HSC-4, VRM-30 recieve US Navy’s Highest Flight Safety Award

25-Oct-2022Source: US Navy

Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, Commander, Naval Air Forces, presented the 2021 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Aviation Safety Award to the “Merlins” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3, the “Black Knights” of HSC-4 and the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30’s aboard Naval Air Station North Island, Oct. 20. Also known as... Read more

Deadline Extended For 2023 HAI Salute To Excellence Awards

Deadline Extended For 2023 HAI Salute To Excellence Awards

3-Oct-2022Source: HAI

Send in your nominations by Saturday, Oct. 15, for this prestigious industry honor. Do you know someone in the rotorcraft, drone, or advanced air mobility community who’s outstanding in their profession? If so, HAI is hoping you’ll tell us their story and nominate them for our annual Salute to Excellence Awards program! We’ve extended the... Read more

NAFI Awards the Jack J. Eggspuehler Service Award

NAFI Awards the Jack J. Eggspuehler Service Award

26-Aug-2022Source: NAFI

  The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) announces the winner of the Jack J. Eggspuehler Service Award. The award was presented at the annual member breakfast, on July 28th at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Ned Parks received the Jack J. Eggspuehler Service Award for his outstanding service to NAFI and flight instruction. This award recognizes... Read more

American Helicopter Museum honours Joby Aviation with Achievement Award

American Helicopter Museum honours Joby Aviation with Achievement Award

10-Aug-2022Source: American Helicopter Museum

  The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) is pleased to announce JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO of Joby Aviation, Inc., as the recipient of its prestigious annual Achievement Award. The award, presented to a person or organization that has made a significant impact to furthering vertical flight during the past year, is presented... Read more

American Helicopter Museum Voted Best Museum for Families

American Helicopter Museum Voted Best Museum for Families

19-Jul-2022

  West Chester’s American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) was recently voted Main Line Today magazine’s “2022 Readers’ Choice Best Museum for Families” in its annual poll. Listed under “Main Line’s Best Sports and Entertainment in 2022,” AHMEC vied for the title against several amazing and unique institutions. “This is truly an honor for us,” said... Read more

VFS Announces Winner of 2022 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award

VFS Announces Winner of 2022 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award

19-Jul-2022Source: VFS

  The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best overall technical paper presented at the 78th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is from the Handling Qualities session entitled, “Toward a UAS Handling Qualities Specification: Development of UAS-Specific MTEs,” by Dr.... Read more

Air Methods CEO is a finalist for 2022 Women Tech Awards

Air Methods CEO is a finalist for 2022 Women Tech Awards

13-Jul-2022Source: Air Methods

  The Women Tech Council (WTC), a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in the technology sector, announced Air Methods CEO JaeLynn Williams as one of 22 finalists for the 2022 Women Tech Awards. Now celebrating their 15th year, these awards bring visibility to technology-focused women throughout the industry who are creating new technologies,... Read more

Nominations are open for HAI Salute To Excellence Awards Program

Nominations are open for HAI Salute To Excellence Awards Program

7-Jun-2022Source: HAI

  Do you know a team or individual in the rotorcraft or drone community who are outstanding in their profession? Or perhaps they conducted an exceptional operation that made the news? Helicopter Association International (HAI) is hoping you’ll tell us their story! HAI is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for its... Read more

Flight Safety Foundation Honors Leaders from the ACSF with Award

Flight Safety Foundation Honors Leaders from the ACSF with Award

18-May-2022Source: Air Charter Safety Foundation

  On May 11, Bryan Burns and Russ Lawton, both aviation safety leaders from the Air Charter Safety Foundation (acsf.aero), were presented with the 2022 Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award for their contributions to business and charter aviation safety. The award was presented by Dr. Hassan Shahidi, the President and CEO of the Flight Safety... Read more

Tennessee Guardsmen receive award for Smoky Mountain rescue mission

Tennessee Guardsmen receive award for Smoky Mountain rescue mission

16-May-2022Source: US National Guard

Four members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion received the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee’s Star of Life award on May 4 for their heroic efforts during a life-saving medical evacuation last June. Each year, the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee hosts a statewide award ceremony recognizing heroic actions of... Read more

HeliOperations wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

HeliOperations wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

3-May-2022Source: HeliOperations

Developing Assets (UK) which trades as HeliOperations has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales. HeliOperations is one of 225 UK organisations to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise which recognizes exceptional short-term growth in overseas sales during the last three years. HeliOperations is based... Read more

Air Covers receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

Air Covers receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

22-Apr-2022Source: Air Covers

Air Covers has been given the Queen’s Award for International Trade, by the Lord Lieutenant of Powys at the company’s premises on Wrexham Industrial Estate. The Award is the highest independent business accolade in the UK and reflects year on year growth by the specialist protective cover company. Air Covers uses 3D Lidar scanning to... Read more

VFS Announces 2022 DiversiFlite Winners

VFS Announces 2022 DiversiFlite Winners

20-Apr-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the selected participants for its inaugural DiversiFlite Scholars program. The three winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Breakfast on Thursday, May 12, 2022, during the Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The program selects promising engineering students interested in vertical flight... Read more

MD Helicopters Presents “Excellence” Award to PAG

MD Helicopters Presents “Excellence” Award to PAG

13-Apr-2022Source: PAG

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries was recognized by MD Helicopters during the manufacturer’s Authorized Service Center briefing event with the “Excellence” award on March 8th. The annual awards program, held during the Heli-Expo show, recognizes authorized MD Helicopter service centers... Read more

VFS Announces 2022 Lichten Award Winners

VFS Announces 2022 Lichten Award Winners

7-Apr-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized at the Grand Awards Breakfast on Thursday, May 12, 2022, during the Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.  Mr. Timothy Schmidt from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company,... Read more

Keystone Turbine Services receives Rolls-Royce 2022 “Best in Class” award

Keystone Turbine Services receives Rolls-Royce 2022 “Best in Class” award

25-Mar-2022

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries is pleased to announce Keystone Turbine Services (KTS), was recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) Network event with the 2022 “BEST IN CLASS” award on March 7th. The annual... Read more

VFS Announces 2022 Group Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

VFS Announces 2022 Group Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

17-Mar-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the 2022 group recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since its establishment in 1944, VFS Awards have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Breakfast on Thursday, May... Read more

VFS Announces 2022 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

VFS Announces 2022 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

16-Mar-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) today announced the 2022 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since its establishment in 1944, VFS Awards have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Breakfast on Thursday,... Read more

LifeFlight Training Academy named as finalist in aviation awards

LifeFlight Training Academy named as finalist in aviation awards

10-Mar-2022Source: Life Flight Network

The LifeFlight Training Academy has been announced as a finalist for a major aviation industry award, recognising the team for their leadership and innovation in the training field. The Training Academy has been named as one of four finalists in the ‘Outstanding Leadership in Training’ category, in the 2022 Aviation/Aerospace Australia Airspace Awards. Each year... Read more

MD Helicopters Announces Service Excellence Award Winners

MD Helicopters Announces Service Excellence Award Winners

9-Mar-2022Source: MD Helicopters

 MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the winners of its 2021 Service Excellence Awards yesterday during the manufacturer’s Authorized Service Center briefing. The five awards are given to MD Authorized Service Centers based on performance and level of customer support throughout the previous year. Winners received a plaque and a generous parts and service credit with MDHI. The 2021 Service... Read more

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Wins Prestigious Safety Awards

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Wins Prestigious Safety Awards

8-Mar-2022Source: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and most experienced helicopter tour company, received two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and safety. Established in 1991, the Diamond Awards are the highest aviation honor in the aircraft maintenance industry. To qualify for the award, 100 percent of an organization’s eligible... Read more

CH-53K test team wins DON T&E award

CH-53K test team wins DON T&E award

3-Mar-2022Source: NAVAIR

The CH-53K King Stallion test team, part of the Heavy Lift Program Office, PMA-261, is the recipient of the Department of the Navy Test and Evaluation Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) award for 2021. The 18-person WIPT will be honored in a virtual ceremony this spring. According to the award announcement the team, “demonstrated superior... Read more

Donaldson receives third BAE supplier of the year award

Donaldson receives third BAE supplier of the year award

24-Jan-2022Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of innovative filtration products and solutions, announced it received a BAE Systems Partner2Win Bronze Supplier of the Year Award based on exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2021 for BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems business. BAE Systems’ Partner2Win is a global program designed to... Read more

Vita Inclinata receives 2021 MarCOM Gold award for Black Hawk training video

Vita Inclinata receives 2021 MarCOM Gold award for Black Hawk training video

19-Jan-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, announced the company has received a prestigious 2021 MarCOM Gold award for its Black Hawk Helicopter Rescue Ops Training video. Sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP), the award recognizes outstanding achievements by creative professionals... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Safety Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Safety Award Recipient

13-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Communications Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Communications Award Recipient

12-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Helicopter Life Editor Georgina Hunter-Jones as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Communications Award. The award, sponsored by Lightspeed Aviation, recognizes an individual for creative distinction in disseminating information about the helicopter industry. It will be presented March 7, 2022, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas,... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Flight Instructor Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Flight Instructor Award Recipient

12-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Scott Tinnesand as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by H. Ross Perot & Family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter or UAS flight instructor in upholding high standards of professionalism. It will be... Read more

North West Air Ambulance Charity website wins national award

North West Air Ambulance Charity website wins national award

12-Jan-2022Source: North West Air Ambulance

The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s website has scooped the Good Web Guide Awards 2021 Charity Website of the Year at their annual awards ceremony. The Good Web Guide Awards celebrates the best websites from across the UK, in a range of different categories. A panel of judges including industry experts, former GWG Website of... Read more

Avfuel owner to Receive Highest Honor at Living Legends of Aviation Awards

Avfuel owner to Receive Highest Honor at Living Legends of Aviation Awards

16-Dec-2021Source: Avfuel

Craig Sincock, Avfuel Corporation’s owner, president and CEO, is to receive the 2022 Kenn Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award at the 19th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards. The award is the highest honor given at the Jan. 21, 2022, ceremony, marking the highlight of the evening. When Sincock, a passionate aviator with a keen sense... Read more

“56 Seconds to Live” Safety Course Wins AIN 2021 Top Flight Award

“56 Seconds to Live” Safety Course Wins AIN 2021 Top Flight Award

14-Dec-2021Source: USHST

Highlighting a collaborative effort between the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST), Aviation International News has awarded the “56 Seconds to Live” safety course with a 2021 Top Flight Award. The companion course is a follow-up to the “56 Seconds to Live” safety video. It... Read more

Marilyn Smith Selected for VFS’s Prestigious 2022 Nikolsky Lectureship

Marilyn Smith Selected for VFS’s Prestigious 2022 Nikolsky Lectureship

10-Dec-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading professional society dedicated to advancing vertical flight, announced today that Prof. Marilyn J. Smith has been selected for the prestigious 2022 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. The Lectureship is awarded to “an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research and development and is... Read more

Air Methods mechanic wins AAMS excellence award

Air Methods mechanic wins AAMS excellence award

8-Dec-2021Source: Air Methods

In partnership with HealthNet Aeromedical Services, we at Air Methods Corporation are pleased to announce that long-serving Aircraft Mechanic Mark Godbey has been named the recipient of the 2021 Association of Air Medical Services Transport Mechanic Award of Excellence. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the safe operation of medical... Read more

Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021 – shortlist announced

Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021 – shortlist announced

30-Nov-2021

The shortlisted nominees for the Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021, sponsored by BMW Group, have been announced today. The Awards recognise the professionalism, excellence and dedication of the air ambulance community and the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony, being held virtually this year, on Friday 3rd December 2021. The Independent... Read more

Robinson’s Tim Tucker awarded Cumberbatch Trophy for 2021

Robinson’s Tim Tucker awarded Cumberbatch Trophy for 2021

4-Nov-2021Source: Robinson Helicopter Company

Tim Tucker, a well-known instructor of Robinson Helicopter Company’s Pilot Safety Course, received the prestigious Cumberbatch Trophy. The Cumberbatch Trophy (first awarded in 1936) is bestowed yearly by the Honorable Company of Air Pilots (a UK-based organization founded in 1929 originally as the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators) and recognizes outstanding contributions to... Read more

Robertson Fuel Systems founder receives Ken Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award

Robertson Fuel Systems founder receives Ken Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award

2-Nov-2021Source: Robertson Fuel Systems

Dr. S. Harry Robertson, Founder of Robertson Fuel Systems, A HEICO Company, was recognized for his entrepreneurial accomplishments with the Ken Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award on January 16, 2020 at the 17th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards, hosted by John Travolta. Mr. Ken Ricci personally presented the award. Hailed as the “most remarkable... Read more

HAI Extends Deadline For Salute To Excellence Award Nominations

HAI Extends Deadline For Salute To Excellence Award Nominations

1-Oct-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International is extending the deadline to accept nominations for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards program. The deadline to submit full nomination packages is now Friday, October 15, 2021. These awards recognize superior achievement across the rotorcraft industry and are open to individuals, teams, or organizations who work with helicopters and remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones or UAS). Nominations can be submitted at rotor.org/salute.... Read more

30 Sep deadline for 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence nominations

30 Sep deadline for 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence nominations

23-Sep-2021Source: HAI

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics/engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation, including unmanned aircraft systems (UASs, or drones). New This Year HAI is... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Receives 2021 National Safety in EMS Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Receives 2021 National Safety in EMS Award

23-Aug-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have selected HealthNet Aeromedical Services as the recipient of the 2021 Safety in EMS Award. Sponsored by Horton Emergency Vehicles, the award was established to recognize an organization that has significantly contributed to advancing EMS practitioner and/or patient safety. “HealthNet... Read more

London Heli Shuttle nominated in 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards

London Heli Shuttle nominated in 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards

2-Aug-2021Source: London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport (LBHA) has announced that the London Heli Shuttle has been nominated in the 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards.  Created  for business, corporate and private aviation customers, it transfers passengers from to and from central London in just six minutes. Operated on behalf of LBHA by Castle Air with its fleet of... Read more

VFS annonces winner of Alfred Gessow Award

VFS annonces winner of Alfred Gessow Award

21-Jul-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 77th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is from the Aerodynamics session entitled, “Does Scatter Matter? Improved Understanding of UH-60A Wind Tunnel Rotor Measurements Using Data-Driven Clustering and CREATET-AV... Read more

UK Search and Rescue crewman wins bravery award

UK Search and Rescue crewman wins bravery award

23-Jun-2021Source: Bristow

A prestigious Royal Humane Society award has been presented to HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Lydd helicopter winch paramedic Mark Scotland, following his heroic actions in the effort to save a 12-year-old girl off the coast of Kent last year. Mr Scotland was awarded with the Testimonial on Parchment for bravery, which recognises someone who... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

22-Jun-2021Source: Air Methods

We want to congratulate our partner Vanderbilt LifeFlight, the 2020 Association of Air Medical Services transport program of the year, and other Tennessee public safety agencies for their lifesaving work at the 13th annual EMS Star of Life Awards. Hosted by the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance (CECA), the EMS Star of Life Awards is a premier... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

7-Jun-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has been awarded the top spot in this year’s Best Companies list for the Charity Sector for its exceptional employee engagement and support during the pandemic. The charity has also been recognised as the 6th Best Company to Work For in the East of England in the 2021 listings and 14th... Read more

Med-Trans Pilot Honored With Prestigious Award

Med-Trans Pilot Honored With Prestigious Award

19-May-2021Source: Med-Trans

Pilot Melvin Hughes has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s “Master Pilot” Award Med-Trans pilot Melvin Hughes was honored by the Federal Aviation Administration with the prestigious Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” award. Hughes, a pilot based at Erlanger LIFE FORCE in Sparta, Tenn., was surprised with the award during a celebration last month. The Wright Brothers... Read more

Papillon recognised by FAA and IS-BAO

Papillon recognised by FAA and IS-BAO

5-May-2021Source: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company, is the recipient of two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Founded in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program. The... Read more

StandardAero wins two 2021 Top Shop Awards

StandardAero wins two 2021 Top Shop Awards

29-Apr-2021Source: StandardAero

StandardAero, a leading independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received the 2021 Top Shop Awards for ‘Best Engine Components Repair’ and ‘Best Engine Repair.’  Representatives from StandardAero were presented with the two awards during the MRO Americas event taking place in Orlando, FL this week. The Top Shop awards are presented... Read more

VFS Announces 2021 Lichten Award Winners

VFS Announces 2021 Lichten Award Winners

16-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, during the Society’s 77th Annual Grand Awards Ceremony, premiering at 2:00 pm EDT (UTC-4), on the Society’s YouTube channel: http://www.YouTube.com/VTOLsociety. Mr. Andrew Lavoie of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021 Group of Its Prestigious Awards

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021 Group of Its Prestigious Awards

6-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the 2021 group recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since the establishment of the VFS awards program in 1944, they have paid tribute to outstanding teams in industry, government and academia working on vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, serving as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners... Read more

StandardAero win Rolls-Royce recognition award

StandardAero win Rolls-Royce recognition award

5-Apr-2021Source: StandardAero

StandardAero was recently recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) NetworkTM Recognition event with the 2021 “Trusted to Deliver Excellence” award.  The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated by thousands of customers worldwide. StandardAero... Read more

VFS Announces 2021 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

VFS Announces 2021 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

29-Mar-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announced the 2021 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since the establishment of the VFS awards program in 1944, they have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and technology, serving as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized virtually... Read more

Keystone Turbine receives Rolls-Royce 2020 Best in Class award

Keystone Turbine receives Rolls-Royce 2020 Best in Class award

25-Mar-2021Source: Keystone Turbine Services

M International, a leading global provider of aftermarket technical; maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce its subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services (“KTS”) today received the prestigious Rolls-Royce Best in Class award for 2020. This award recognizes significant achievements by Keystone in providing continuous world-class MRO service and support to operators of the M250 gas turbine engine and related components to customers worldwide.  “We are proud to recognize Keystone Turbine Services as this... Read more

HAI names Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

HAI names Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

12-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Michael Hynes, a 65-year veteran of the aviation industry, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. An... Read more

HAI Names 2021 Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence

HAI Names 2021 Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence

10-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce life-long maintenance professional David Fox is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Maintenance Excellence Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance. David has been around aircraft since... Read more

Glen Girard recognized with Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Glen Girard recognized with Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

5-Feb-2021Source: Metro Aviation

The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award issued by the FAA to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.  Metro Aviation Standardization and Compliance Manager Glen Girard recently received the award for his contribution to the aviation industry. The award recognizes pilots who... Read more

Garmin honored with consecutive On-Time Delivery Awards from Airbus

Garmin honored with consecutive On-Time Delivery Awards from Airbus

22-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it has received a 2020 On-Time Delivery Award from Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are available as standard on select Airbus Helicopters, including the H125, H130, H135 and H145. Each year, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. recognizes suppliers... Read more

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