Bombardier Seeks Nominees for Cernan Safety Award

 - September 10, 2012, 2:30 PM
Gene Cernan was the last human to walk on the Moon.

Bombardier, sponsor of the annual Aviation Safety Standdown held in Wichita, is soliciting nominations for the new Eugene Cernan Safety Award, to be presented for the first time at this year’s event, which begins October 8. Cernan, a former naval aviator, NASA Apollo XVII commander and the last human to walk on the Moon, has been a regular Standdown participant since Bombardier started the program 16 years ago. “The nominee should be an individual who has made a difference to aviation safety by setting the highest professional standards, leading by example and mentoring others in their pursuit of excellence and professionalism,” said Rick Rowe, Bombardier’s manager of Safety Standdown programs. “They should also demonstrate traits similar to those of Captain Cernan.” The winner will be announced at the Standdown banquet on October 10. Nominations are open until September 19 via or e-mailed to