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News > American Eurocopter Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award: Deadline Extended to September 8, 2008

American Eurocopter Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award: Deadline Extended to September 8, 2008

August 27, 2008

American Eurocopter has announced that the deadline to apply for the annual Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award has been extended until September 8, 2008. This prestigious award aims to promote aviation safety within the air medical community and American Eurocopter will contribute up to $10,000 to the winner to further their safety efforts. This is the second year for the Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award. Last year’s award went to PHI Air Medical, Inc.  

Bill Bryant, the Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee explained, “Last year’s winner, PHI, Inc. contributed to our industry’s safety by sharing their comprehensive Enhanced Operational Control (EOC) system with us. This committee and the AAMS community are really looking forward to hearing from other operators to see what advancements have been made since 2007.  Since we are in the peak vacation season, we want to extend our deadline to ensure that every organization has the opportunity to apply.”

All programs and operators who are members of the Association of Air Medical Service (AAMS) are eligible to apply, and may nominate themselves.

For more information on the American Eurocopter Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award, along with the nomination form and instructions, please visit:

About American Eurocopter 
American Eurocopter is the American subsidiary of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter's headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS and its West Coast Regional Support Facility, in Long Beach, CA.

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