The award, established by the Foundation and The Boeing Co. in 2002, recognizes an individual for his or her lifetime commitment and contribution to enhancing aviation safety.
Criteria for judging nominations include the following:
- Devoted efforts spanning two decades or more to enhance civil aviation safety and/or military aviation safety beyond the normal expectations of job assignments;
- The influence of the nominee’s contribution to enhancing aviation safety beyond the organization for which the nominee has worked;
- The influence of the contributions on multiple facets of aviation safety (e.g., operations, training, design, regulation);
- The international influence of the contributions;
- A general recognition of the nominee as having been highly committed to aviation safety throughout his or her career; and,
- The nominee’s commitment in active participation in activities, initiatives or dialogue that seek to promote aviation safety.
Nominations can be posthumous.
This year’s award will be presented during the 74th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS), which is scheduled for September. IASS 2021 will be held virtually.
Recipients of the Flight Safety Foundation–Boeing Aviation Safety Lifetime Achievement Award
|2019||Shigeru Takano, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (retired)|
|2017||David King, U.K. Air Accidents Investigations Branch (retired)|
|2015||Jay Pardee, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration|
|2014||Dr. Harold Olusegun Demuren, Harold Demuren Consulting|
|2013||Lee Wan-Lee, Civil Aeronautics Administrations Taiwan|
|2012||The Regional Aviation Safety Group-Pan America (RASG-PA) Leadership Team:
Lieutenant Colonel Derby, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority
Loretta Martin, International Civil Aviation Organziation
Alex De Gunten, Latin American and Carribean Air Transport Association
|2011||Paul-Louis Arslanian, BEA|
|2009||Edward W. Stimpson|
|2008||John E. O’Brien, Air Line Pilots Association International|
|2007||John K. Lauber, Ph.D., Airbus|
|2006||Minister Yang Yuangyuan, General Administration of Civil Aviation of China|
|2005||Robert Helmreich, Ph.D., University of Texas Human Factors Research Project|
|2004||Albert Lee Ueltschi, FlightSafety International|
|2003||Capt. Yun-Ling Lee, China Airlines|
|2002||James Reason, Ph.D., University of Manchester, England|