NBAA Recognizes Members With Flying Safety Awards

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Washington, DC, Aug. 18, 2017 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced its Flying Safety Award recipients for the period ending Dec. 31, 2016. In total, 1,311 companies and individuals were recognized for 13,534,905 hours of accident/incident free operations in 2016. Nine member companies were honored for 50-years of safe operations, and one member company was recognized for 60 years of accident-free operations.

These awards serve as a testimony to the high degree of professionalism and safety culture within participating companies.

“For more than 60 years, the NBAA Flying Safety Awards have recognized member companies for their exceptional records of accident-free operations,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “By following safety best practices and achieving accident-free operations, these member companies have proven to be exemplary safety standard-bearers for business aviation.”

Award recipients will be recognized during a luncheon held during NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), Oct. 10-12 in Las Vegas, NV.

The following companies were recognized with Safe Flying Achievement Awards:

 50-Year Safe Flying Achievement Award recipients:

  • Altria Client Services LLC
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Dunavant Enterprises, Inc.
  • Georgia Crown Distributing Co.
  • JCPenney Co., Inc.
  • Masco Corp.
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Tulip City Air Service, Inc.
  • VF Corporation Aviation

 60-Year Safe Flying Achievement Award recipient:

  • Vulcan Materials Company

 In addition to the 50- and 60-year milestones, NBAA recognized members in the following categories:

  • Corporate Business Flying Safety Award – 204 companies compiling 9,468,939 hours of safe operations
  • Commercial Business Flying Safety Award – 29 companies compiling 1,246,669 hours of safe operations
  • Aviation Maintenance Department Award – 92 companies qualified
  • ATP or Commercial Pilot Award –  403 pilots compiling 2,819,297 hours of safe flying
  • Maintenance/Avionics Technician Award – 215 technicians qualified
  • Scheduler & Licensed Dispatcher Award – 114 schedulers/licensed dispatchers qualified
  • Support Services Award – 254 support personnel qualified

The Flying Safety Awards program was launched in 1953 by the NBAA board of directors to promote a culture of safety in business aviation operations. The association is committed to making business aviation as safe as possible and encourages all members to participate in the awards program to enhance safe operations and gain recognition for their outstanding performance. Learn more about the NBAA Flying Safety Awards.

Additionally, the NBAA Safety Committee offers many resources to promote and support a culture of safety in business aviation operations, including, materials, guidance on matters relating to safe operations, safety management system resources, and national and regional safety events. Learn more about NBAA’s 2017 Top Safety Focus Areas.