The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has recognized six member companies for more than 50 years of outstanding safe flying, plus many more that have collectively compiled thousands of hours. The recognition came at the NBAA Flying Safety Awards, held at the recent Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen presented six companies with the 50 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award at the event: Cargill Inc; Caterpillar Inc; Hess Corporation; Eli Lilly & Company; Red Wing Shoe Company; and Corning Inc, which had actually achieved in excess of 60 years’ safe flying.
The NBAA board of directors established its Flying Safety Awards program in 1953, and over the years has recognized many individuals and companies. The organization actively promotes a culture of safety, offering various training and awareness resources.
Bolen said, “For more than 60 years, the NBAA Flying Safety Awards have recognized member companies for their exceptional records of accident-free operations. 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.”