Honorary Group Diploma.
The FAI Honorary Group Diploma (for Aeronautics)
Nominee: Safeskies Australia
Safeskies Australia is an independent, not for profit organisation that promotes continuing improvement in aviation safety by fostering innovation and exchange of information and views between civil and military aviation operators, regulators, governments and academia.
The “Safeskies” conference was launched in 1992 as a transport safety seminar. The Australian Civil Aviation Authority provided an initial grant. Early support came from a number of influential quarters namely; Qantas, British Airways, Continental Airlines, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia and the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation.
Safeskies is not an advocate for any sector or interest but rather finds its place as an informal safety forum for professionals in all sectors of aviation.
The first conference was held in 1993 and another eight conferences have since been held. The biennial conference has grown to achieve international recognition with prominent participants including Air France, Emirates, Airbus, Boeing, Unites States Air Force, the UK Aircraft Accident Investigation Branch and Burt Rutan.
Safeskies has contributed significantly to the advancement of aeronautics through its role as a medium in the exchange of information, opinion and the development of relationships between the myriad of parties involved in modern aviation.