Cecil A Brownlow Award
CASA’s Flight Safety Australia magazine received the 2010 Cecil A Brownlow Award for making an outstanding contribution to aviation safety awareness.
The prestigious international award has a 30-year history, and is presented by the Flight Safety Foundation, which has a membership across 150 nations.
The 2010 award was accepted by the editor of Flight Safety Australia magazine, Ms Margo Marchbank, who was applauded for regularly presenting a wide range of issues of interest to corporate, airline and general aviation personnel.
Flight Safety Australia magazine is a widely respected aviation safety publication in Australia and throughout the world. This award is testimony to the leading role that CASA plays in international aviation, and reflects the leadership that CASA demonstrates in international aviation safety in many areas.
Flight Safety Australia is published six times a year and distributed at no charge to around 90,000 people. It is freely available for viewing via CASA’s website.
Catherine Fargeon Award
In recognition of his commitment and contribution to the field of unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), Mr Jim Coyne, CASA’s Manager Future Technology and Regulatory Trends, was selected by unmanned Vehicle Systems International (UVS International) to receive the 2011 Catherine Fargeon Award.
UVS International is a European organisation which represents manufacturers of UASs, as well as companies supplying services for government, research organisations and academia.
A UAS consists of an unmanned aircraft, the associated ground station and the data link that allows communication between the two. UASs can be used for military purposes as well as many civilian applications, such as weather research and monitoring, coast and border surveillance, and bushfire monitoring.
CASA is a world leader in UASs, having published the world’s first set of operational regulations for UASs in 2002. Australia has a large amount of uncongested airspace that can safely be made available for UAS operations.