The Honeywell Bendix Trophy for Aviation Safety was re-established in 1998 by AlliedSignal (which later merged with Honeywell) to recognize contributions to aerospace safety by individuals or institutions through innovation in advanced safety equipment and equipment utilization.
The original Bendix Trophy was awarded yearly from 1931 until 1962 (except during World War II and in 1951–52) to winners of the trans-North America Bendix Air Race, sponsored by Vincent Bendix of The Bendix Corp. The original Bendix Trophy was donated in 1985 to the Smithsonian Institution by the estate of Bendix Air Race founder Cliff Henderson. The trophy is displayed at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., U.S.
With the Bendix Trophy and the Bendix Air Race as its heritage, The Honeywell Bendix Trophy for Aviation Safety includes a one-quarter-scale reproduction of the original Bendix Trophy and a hand-lettered citation. The award is administered by the Foundation.
This award was suspended in 2012 until further notice.
|Recipients of The Honeywell Bendix Trophy for Aviation Safety|
|2009||Joel Murdock, Bruce Popp, Jeff Peltz, Mark Petzinger and Art Benjamin, Federal Express|
|2008||Mode S Radar Tools Project, U.K. National Air Traffic Services|
|2007||Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation|
|2005||Earl F. Weener, Ph.D.|
|2003||Peter F. Sheppard, U.K. Air Accidents Investigation Branch|
|2002||Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.|
|2000||James F. Bothwell, STAT Medevac|
|1999||Leonard M. Greene, Safe Flight Instrument Corp.|
|1998||Capt. David A. Fleming, British Airways;
Capt. Edward D. Mendenhall, Gulfstream Aircraft;
Capt. Edmond L. Soliday, United Airlines