Cirrus Aircraft receives safety award
Cirrus Aircraft has announced that its SR-series Engineering and Design Team has been recognised as the recipient of the 2013 Joseph T. Nall Safety Award, for pioneering a wide array of safety features designed for single-engine aircraft.
The award is presented annually by the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (IATSBA) to honour industry leaders who have made noteworthy contributions to aviation and transportation safety. Prior recipients include Al Haynes, captain of the ill-fated United Flight 232 that crash landed in Sioux City, Iowa. Haynes is generally credited with saving the lives of most of the 300-plus people on board.
Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier and members of the Cirrus Aircraft Design Team accepted the award (pictured).
“We have the deepest regard for the aviation leaders who have received this award in past years, and Cirrus Aircraft is honoured to join them,” Klapmeier said. “However, our work is far from done as we continue to challenge ourselves to make flying safer and more secure for new and seasoned pilots alike.”
With Thanks to flyer.co.uk