2018 Winner

2018 Whittle Winner

IFA CEO John Vincent presented the annual IFA Whittle Safety Award at the Farnborough Air Show.  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.  This year’s award was 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.’

IFA members Cranfield University hosted the presentation at their stand on Friday afternoon. Professor Iain Gray, Director of Aerospace, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University was delighted to join in making the presentation.

Hazel was extremely pleased to receive international recognition for her aviation safety work.

John Vincent, IFA CEO said ‘Hazel’s success in the work on the ICAO Safety Management Panel, that produced ICAO Annex 19, has given the international aviation community a solid standard that makes safety management a reality.’