This award will be presented to the individual or team which has done the most to advance the cause of safety and operational best practice in the field of aviation during the past 12 months. Nominations may be for individuals, flightcrews or support teams.
Making a nomination could not be easier. Simply click on the nominate button below and email the reasons behind your choice in no more than 300 words. Include any relevant web links.
Last year’s winners (middle and right) Ian Davies, and Dr Fred Prata
Aviator of the Year 2012 – Ian Davies, Easyjet, and Fred Prata, Norwegian Institute for Air Research
The 2012 winners were EasyJet's head of engineering and technical director Ian Davies, and Fred Prata, expert in atmospheric contamination from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research. They formed a unique partnership in response to the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland in 2010 to lead a project to equip EasyJet and the wider fleet with ash-detection capability.
- 2012: Ian Davies, Easyjet, and Fred Prata, Norwegian Institute for Air Research
- 2011: Sikorsky X2 test pilot Kevin Bredenbeck
- 2010: Delta Air Lines Flight 253 crew and passenger Jasper Schuringa