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News > American Eurocopter Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award:

American Eurocopter Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award:

Deadline Extended to June 21, 2010

June 15, 2010

Grand Prairie, Texas - American Eurocopter has announced that the deadline to apply for the fourth annual Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award has been extended until June 21, 2010. 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.

Bill Bryant, the Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee explained, “We realize that we are at the start of the vacation season and we want to extend our deadline to make sure that every interested organization has the opportunity to apply for this award. We have received a tremendous response already and the committee and the AAMS community are really looking forward to hearing from other operators in our industry to see what advancements have been made since 2009.”

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,
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About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world, and is an affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer that produces, markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer in the United States. 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, that produces the UH-72A for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter program.

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