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NBAA Recognizes Members for Safe Operations

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, Nov. 22, 2016 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently recognized six member companies for more than 50 years of outstanding safe flying achievement, as well as hundreds more companies that have collectively compiled thousands of hours of safe flying.

“For more than 60 years, the NBAA Flying Safety Awards have recognized member companies for their exceptional records of accident-free operations,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “By following safety best practices and achieving accident-free operations, these member companies have proven to be exemplary safety standard-bearers for the business aviation industry.”

During an awards luncheon at NBAA’s recent Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), Bolen presented the following companies with the 50 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award for reaching the safety milestone of flying 50 years or more without an accident:

  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Hess Corporation
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Red Wing Shoe Company
  • Corning, Inc. (60+ years)

Aside from these safe flying achievement milestones for year-end 2015, NBAA has separately awarded many additional members in the following categories:

  • Corporate Business Flying Safety Award – 230 companies have compiled 9,548,085 safe hours.
  • Commercial Business Flying Safety Award – 35 companies have compiled 1,199,723 safe hours.
  • ATP or Commercial Pilot Safety Award – 426 pilots have flown 3,196,566 safe hours.
  • Aviation Maintenance Department Safety Award – 98 companies have qualified for this award.
  • Maintenance/Avionics Technician Safety Award – 261 technicians have qualified for this award.
  • Aviation Support Services Safety Award – 215 support services personnel have qualified for this award.
  • Schedulers & Licensed Dispatchers Award – 111 schedulers and licensed dispatchers have qualified for this award.

The NBAA Board of Directors established its Flying Safety Awards program in 1953, and has since recognized thousands of member companies and individuals for their aviation safety records. Learn more about the NBAA Flying Safety Awards.

NBAA and its member companies are committed to making business aviation as safe as possible, as evidenced by this year's NBAA Flying Safety Awards. NBAA’s Safety Committee is committed to enhancing all aspects of business aviation safety by providing materials, advice and guidance on matters relating to the safe operation of aircraft.

The association also offers a wide range of resources to help promote a culture of safety in business aviation operations, including, the Safety Committee's Top Safety Focus Areas, safety management system resources and support of safety events at the national and regional levels. Learn more about NBAA’s Top Safety Focus Areas.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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