David Morrison Innovation Award

The Flight Safety Foundation David Morrison Innovation Award is named after one of the founders of the Foundation. Morrison played a critical leadership role in the early days of the Foundation. He was an inventor and, in 1945, the first to patent a digital cockpit instrument panel. He also was first to envision a moving map display to assist with pilot navigation. 

The David Morrison Innovation Award recognizes an individual, a team or an organization for notable innovation in civil aviation. The award is for both technological innovation and process transformation.  

We invite you to showcase exceptional work done by your peers and submit a nomination today. As part of the selection process, the Foundation would like to understand what went into designing and developing the innovation or process change.

David Morrison Flight Safety Foundation Founder

David Morrison

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2022 nominations now being accepted. Submission deadline: September 15, 2022

Flight Safety Foundation Founder

David Morrison, an early advocate of a standardized cockpit layout and crew resource management, launched his aviation career after joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 1938 and being assigned soon afterward to the Glenn L. Martin Company (now Lockheed Martin) aircraft manufacturing plant in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.