Recipients of NBAA’s Flying Safety Awards Honored at Convention Luncheon

ORLANDO, FL, October 5, 2008 – The NBAA Flying Safety Awards were presented at an Awards Luncheon held during NBAA’s 61st Annual Meeting & Convention to recognize leaders in safe flight, the industry’s highest priority.

Three NBAA Member companies were recognized for flying 50 or more years without an accident. Five more NBAA Members were honored for six accident-free decades of flight.

"Flying for 50 or 60 years without an accident is truly a remarkable achievement," said NBAA’s Doug Car, vice president, safety, security & regulation. "It is a pleasure to recognize the efforts of these companies who share NBAA’s safety priorities."

The three companies recognized with the 50 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award were Ardenbrook, Inc. of Fremont, CA; Kimberly Clark Corp. of Dallas, TX; and Special Services Corp. of Greenville, SC. Including this year’s recipients, 60 NBAA Members have received the 50 Year Flying Safety Award since its inception in 1998.

The five NBAA Members receiving the prestigious 60 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award were AK Steel Corp. of Hamilton, OH; Crow Executive Air, Inc. of Millbury, OH; Koch Industries, Inc. of Wichita, KS; Murphy Oil Corporation of El Dorado, AK; and Zachry Industrial Incorporated of San Antonio, TX.

Established in 1953, the NBAA Flying Safety Awards have brought worldwide recognition to the excellent safety record of business aviation. The awards also are testimony to the high degree of professionalism inherent in business aviation operations, and to the skill, ability and dedication of management, maintenance, support-service and pilot teams. The awards provide NBAA Members with well-earned recognition for exceptional achievement in maintaining safe flying operations.

NBAA’s Annual Flying Safety Awards booklet lists the NBAA Member Companies that have been recognized for their safety best practices. The booklet includes an accompanying cover letter from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen detailing the safety record for the industry as a whole. The booklet can be reviewed by visiting go/

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