Bombardier named pilot and safety advisor Matt Barre the winner of the 2015 Eugene Cernan Safety Award. Bombardier recognized Captain Barre for “his dedication to aviation safety while on active duty in the Coast Guard and as a member of Aflac's corporate flight department.” Nominated for the award by his peers, he was also credited for his involvement in developing safety programs within the aviation industry, including his participation on the Southeast Aviation Safety Roundtable.
Bombardier presented the award during its 19th Bombardier Safety Standdown USA last week in Wichita. This year’s event drew more than 450 aviation professionals, including pilots, crewmembers and maintenance technicians. Bombardier has scheduled the 20th edition of the USA Safety Standdown from Sept. 27 to 29, 2016 in Wichita.