2016 IFA Whittle Award has been presented to

Sir Tim Clark

Our most prestigious award, the Sir Frank Whittle Safety Award has been awarded to Sir Tim Clark for his demonstrated commitment to safety during the period of unprecedented growth of Emirates Airline.

RYL_0184The award was presented to Sir Tim by Frank Turner, President of the International Federation of Airworthiness and Walid Ghanim Al Ghaith Director QRMD, GCAA at their joint Seminar on Risk Management held at the Intercontinental Hotel Festival City, Dubai on 17th May 2016.

Prior to the presentation, Walid Ghanim Al Ghaith Director of QRMD, GCAA made a keynote address on aviation safety in the region followed by an address by Frank Turner President
on the history of the award, in the name of the inventor of the jet engine, Sir Frank Whittle who he knew personally from his days on the Board of Rolls-Royce plc. He went on to say that the award to Sir Tim was for demonstrating how to grow successfully a quality multi cultural airline safety brand, through exemplary safety awareness and leadership. Sir Tim had influenced the design of the long haul aircraft operated by Emirates Airline and is the major operator of Boeing 777’s and Airbus A380’s.   His outstanding and visionary leadership demonstrates a clear understanding that safety begins with design and rests with all involved in airline operations – including himself.


An opportunity to make a difference…“The International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA) is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) dedicated to improving aviation safety by increasing international communication, awareness and cooperation on all airworthiness issues and particularly that of continuing airworthiness.”