ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Flight Safety Foundation is pleased to announce that Aer Lingus has become a Foundation Benefactor member. Benefactors are the elite members of the Foundation that contribute above and beyond their membership level.
“Aer Lingus has a long and proud history of supporting Flight Safety Foundation in its championing of the cause of aviation safety,” said Aer Lingus Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh. “Aer Lingus is pleased to announce that we have recently elevated our membership in the Foundation to industry leader status as a Benefactor, and we look forward to hosting the 70th annual Flight Safety Foundation International Air Safety Summit in Dublin in October 2017.”
Aer Lingus is represented on the Foundation Board of Governors by Capt. Conor Nolan, the airline’s corporate safety and resilience manager. He also serves as treasurer of the Foundation.
“We are very pleased to welcome Aer Lingus as a Benefactor member,” said Jon Beatty, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation. “The global aviation system depends on the safety work of the Foundation, and we depend on our membership to help fund that work. Our Benefactor members demonstrate this commitment at the highest level.”
Flight Safety Foundation has more than 1,000 individual and organizational members from 150 countries and all segments of the aviation industry. Currently, 33 of those members have opted to become Benefactor members and support FSF safety programs at the highest level.
Aer Lingus is a unit of IAG (International Airlines Group), which also is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. IAG is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 525 aircraft flying to 255 destinations and carrying almost 95 million passengers each year. It is the third largest group in Europe and the sixth largest in the world, based on revenue.
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