EUROCAE and RTCA honoured by Flight Safety Foundation for contribution to international aviation

The Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award recognised the accomplishments of both organisations in establishing the standards on which many of the technical advances in aviation have been built.


EUROCAE and RTCA received yesterday the Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award for their accomplishments in establishing the standards on which many of the technical advances in aviation have been built. The award recognises every year an organisation for sustained corporate leadership through lasting contributions to civil aviation, and this edition took place at the National Press Club in Washington.

Dr. Hassan Shahidi, Flight Safety Foundation President and CEO, said, “developing standards that are used across global aviation is a process that requires a great deal of collaboration and consensus building. RTCA and EUROCAE have demonstrated for decades how critical aviation standards can be advanced through collaboration”.

Anna von Groote, EUROCAE Director General, said, “we are deeply grateful for receiving the Richard Teller Crane Founder's Award from such an important institution as the Flight Safety Foundation. We want to also thank our members, because this recognition reflects the tireless efforts of countless individuals in advancing aviation safety through standardisation. We will continue to work jointly with RTCA on common, robust and consensus-based standards in the interest of global interoperability, international harmonisation and innovation whilst always keeping safety at the centre of our activities”.

Terry McVenes, RTCA President and CEO, said, “this award underscores the commitment of RTCA and EUROCAE towards promoting a culture of international cooperation and teamwork in the creation of standards that enhance safety and efficiency in the aviation industry. We are grateful for the recognition and delighted to continue our collaborative efforts in this regard”.

This Award recognises the good relationship between EUROCAE and RTCA and the strategic partnership between the two organisations.