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.
Stuart Matthews, President & CEO Flight Safety Foundation
In recognition of his personal contributions and leadership in international aviation safety by identifying high risk areas, developing interventions, and providing these interventions to the international aviation community to reduce the risk of an accident.
It was a great honour that Mr Ian Whittle, grandson of Sir Frank Whittle supported IFA and was able to attend the IASS Conference held in Paris and present the 2006 award to Stuart Matthews.