Richard Teller Crane Founder's Award

The Flight Safety Foundation Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award is named after one of our founders. Richard Crane was an entrepreneur who launched the first regional airline in the United States in the 1930s. He was a visionary, whose critical leadership role in the early days of Flight Safety Foundation helped establish it as the preeminent global aviation safety advocacy organization.  Click here to read more about Richard Crane.

The Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award recognizes an organization for its sustained corporate leadership through lasting contributions in the field of civil aviation. Industry, government, and non-government organizations qualify for nomination. The Award will consider organizations that have proactively addressed one or more of the following goals in aviation or aerospace:

Nominations for the inaugural Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award are now closed. The first Crane Award will be presented at the Foundation’s Networking and Awards Dinner, on June 21, 2022, at the National Press Club in Washington.

Call for nominations is now closed.