1999 – Helen Muir, OBE
IFA awarded Helen Muir, OBE, MA, PhD, Cpsychol, AFBPS, FRAeS Professor of Aerospace Psychology and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield Univeristy, UK with the 1999 Whittle Award. This prestigious award is nominated by the IFA members and honours the work of Sir Frank Whittle, father of the jet engine. It recognises an outstanding contribution to airworthiness.
In recognition of her contribution to improved airline cabin safety through the application of human factors in the field of passenger behaviour in emergencies.