VANCOUVER, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Today Transport Canada proudly celebrated air transportation safety in Canada by announcing the winner of the 2012 Aviation Safety Award. This year, the award was presented to the Canadian Helicopter Corporation (CHC) Safety & Quality Summit.
"The CHC Safety & Quality Summit provides a valuable opportunity for those working in the field of aviation to come together to share knowledge," said the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. "Canada has one of the safest aviation systems in the world, and working together with our partners is essential to ensure that we maintain and improve safety in the years ahead."
The CHC Safety & Quality Summit is an annual non-profit conference where global stakeholders and experts from the aviation industry gather to share best practices. Since it began in 2005, the summit has become a leading forum for innovation and advances in aviation safety. This year, several hundred participants, including air operators, regulators, insurers and safety experts, are attending the summit between March 26 and 28 in Vancouver.
The Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award was established to recognize persons, groups, companies, organizations, agencies or departments that have made an exceptional contribution to aviation safety in Canada. For more information on the award, visit our website at www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/aviationsafetyaward-menu-280.htm.
For further information:
Press Secretary Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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