Pre-Flight - Geoff Goodyear Wins the Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award

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Mr.Geoff Goodyear of Newfoundland and Labrador has received the 2005 Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award for his commitment to accident prevention. The award was presented to Mr.Goodyear on April19 at the 17thannual Canadian Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS) in Vancouver.

Mr. Geoff Goodyear
Mr. Geoff Goodyear delivering his acceptance speech at CASS 2005

"Mr. Goodyear's contribution to aviation safety has been demonstrated over many years," said Transport Minister Jean C. Lapierre. "He has shown a strong commitment and exceptional dedication through the promotion of safe operating practices in a wide-ranging aviation career."

Mr. Goodyear is currently president and chief operating officer of Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Limited. Over the years, Mr. Goodyear's leadership on safety issues has spread throughout the Canadian aviation community by way of his role as founding chair of the Helicopter Association of Canada Safety Committee; long-standing director and past chairman of the Helicopter Association of Canada; co-chair of the Safety Sub-Committee and vice chairman of the NAV CANADA Advisory Committee; contributing editor to HELICOPTERS Magazine; and as a guest speaker at numerous aviation events.

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