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Lt-Col James Mac Gillavy and Lt Col Rik van Zwol of the Military Aviation Authority of Netherlands were awarded the IFA Whittle Safety Award for 2008.
Lt-Col RNLAF James C W MacGillavry and Lt-Col RNLAF Rik J M van Zwol
The award was given ‘In recognition of their contribution to the formation of the Military Aviation Authority in the Netherlands (MAA-NLD) and the introduction of a new regulatory framework based on a total aviation safety concept. Significant and positive developments in military aviation safety in the Netherlands.
The medal and certificate presentation was made at the IASS Conference held in Hawaii, USA.