IFA presents annually The Whittle Safety Award.   This prestigious award is nominated by the IFA members and honours the work of Sir Frank Whittle, father of the jet engine.  It recognises an outstanding contribution to airworthiness.   The 2018 award will be presented to:

Dr Hazel Courteney

‘In recognition of her work within the aviation community over 35 years,  focusing on Safety Strategy and Safety Management and to highlight her success in chairing the ICAO Safety Management Panel which produced Annex 19, the first new Annex to be commissioned in 30 years.’

Hazel was delighted to accept the award and the presentation will be made at an IFA event later in the year.


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.