2015 Performance in Aviation Safety Awards – Finalists Announced
Baines Simmons launched the 2015 Performance in Aviation Safety Awards to recognise the efforts, hard work and success of individuals, teams and organisations that were achieving performance in the field of aviation safety.
Entries were invited to show how individuals, teams and organisations have succeeded in initiating, motivating, driving and securing the strategic, commercial and operational benefits of an organisational approach to safety performance.
More than 20 quality entries were received from all sectors of industry and from around the world, with the following 11 organisations going through to the finalist stage.
Cobham Aviation Services (Australia)
Nominated by: Chris McKie, VP Safety, Risk & Environment
TAP Maintenance & Engineering, Portugal
Nominated by: Jorge Leite, VP Quality & Safety
London City Airport
Nominated by: Harry Harrad, Airside Safety & Compliance Manager
Nominated by: David Taylor, Head of Safety & Compliance
Qantas Engineering, Australia
Nominated by: David Mangan, Deputy Manager, Quality & Safety
KLM UK Engineering
Nominated by: Alex Segens, Safety & Compliance Manager
Nominated by: Sigurd Schjott, Director of Safety
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
Nominated by: Gillian Walton, Head of Occupational Safety & Environment
Thomas Cook Airlines – Group Maintenance Organisation
Nominated by: Rich O’Mara, AMOS Project Leader
Nominated by: Station Commander Wing Commander Greg Smith and Flight Lieutenant Avril Webb
Nominated by: Squadron Leader Tim Casey and Wing Commander Andrew Fell
The awards will be judged by a prestigious panel of judges who have been selected for their experience, insight and practical experience of safety management at the highest levels.
- Air Vice-Marshal Paul Atherton OBE RAF, Director, Military Aviation Authority (MAA)
- Simon Roberts, UK Representative, Safety Management International Collaboration Group (SMICG) and SMS Programme Lead, UK CAA
- Simon McNamara, Director General, European Regional Airlines Association
- Dai Whittingham, Chair of UK Flight Safety Committee (FSC)
- Bob Simmons, Director, Baines Simmons
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on the first evening of this year’s Fourth European Aviation Safety Symposium at the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel, which takes place on 3rd – 4th November 2015.
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