EBACE Convention News

Four European Operators Win EBAA Safety Awards

 - May 22, 2013, 1:15 AM
EBAA president Brian Humphries, left, presents a Platinum Safety of Flight Award to Tyrol Air Ambulance.

The European Business Aviation Association has recognized four European companies for their safety achievements, presenting awards here at EBACE 2013. Both Robert Bosch Corporate Aviation and Tyrol Air Ambulance were honored with EBAA’s Platinum Safety of Flight award for completing more than 50 years or 100,000 hours of safe flying, while a gold award for 40 years or 80,000 hours without an accident was bestowed on VistaJet. FAI rent-a-jet received a bronze award for achieving 20 years or 40,000 hours of safe operation.

The presentation were made this week in conjunction with the European Business Aviation Safety Workshop, a regular EBACE event. Reflecting on the workshop and the awards, EBAA president Brian Humphries noted, “I believe that during each year’s EBACE we not only work to enhance our approach to business aviation safety, but also take a moment to recognize companies with a long-standing commitment to safety, as shown in their decades-long records for safe flight. That’s why EBAA created these awards, and we’re delighted to recognize these outstanding companies with awards today.”

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen added, “We know that the business aviation community has an outstanding safety record, in the U.S. and around the world. But it’s a record we’re always looking for ways to build upon. Today’s [workshop] session was one meaningful way to do so.”