Alexandria, VA – The Flight Safety Foundation recognized Cranfield University’s aviation safety work with the presentation of the Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award at today’s opening session of the 66th annual International Air Safety Summit.
“Cranfield’s contributions cover multiple disciplines, so it only seemed appropriate to recognize all of this work,” commented Kevin Hiatt, president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation. “Safety management has long been a vital part of the Cranfield syllabus and we are pleased to recognize its lasting contribution to aviation safety programs.”
Cranfield University was the home of Prof. Helen Muir and her work on modeling passenger behavior, the crashworthiness work by the Cranfield Impact Centre, the world’s first M.Sc. program for professional aircraft accident investigators, a human factors team that is working on wide-ranging projects, and Cranfield’s National Flying Laboratory Centre.
The Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award recognizes sustained corporate leadership through lasting contribution to, or support of, aviation safety and safety programs. It was established in 2002 in honor of Richard Teller Crane, one of the founders of the original Flight Safety Foundation in 1945, which later merged with Jerry Lederer’s group, Aircraft Engineering for Safety in 1947 and became the Foundation as we know it today.
Flight Safety Foundation (www.flightsafety.org) is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.
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