The 2019 Whittle Safety Award has been presented to John Bristow. John Bristow’s long history of work on aircraft structural design, from industry and regulatory perspectives has helped shape current thinking and inspired those who advance technology.
In recognition of John’s contribution to airworthiness over a long-distinguished career. His dedication to applying methods and research on damage tolerance, composite materials and ageing structural integrity has shaped certification. John’s contribution to higher education, sharing knowledge and expertise is exceptional. He’s a leading figure in certification and continued airworthiness.
John Vincent, Chief Executive of the IFA, congratulated the winner Prof John Bristow: “Airworthiness is fundamental to the safety of aviation. It’s a great pleasure to offer the International Whittle Safety Award, now in its 21st year, to Prof John Bristow at Cranfield University.”
The award ceremony took place in Mitchell Hall at Cranfield University campus on 27th June 2019 during a course dinner for their Safety Assessment of Aircraft Systems short course.
Simon Place, Senior Lecturer, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing hosted the event. He spoke of his appreciation for John Bristow’s contribution to the work of the University.