Deadline for 2013 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award Extended and Members of Blue Ribbon Committee Announced

American Eurocopter announced that the deadline has been extended until Sept. 7 for nominations.

Schwebach is Administrative Director for MedCenter Air, the transport service for Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, N.C. He is a former military medical officer and helicopter pilot with both the U.S. Army and the Air Force, and has been in the air-medical industry for 19 years. He is a CAMTS site surveyor, immediate past president of the North Carolina Air-Medical Affiliation and founding vice-chair for the Association of Critical Care Transport.

Lindsay Cunningham 

Cunningham is Senior Manager of Aviation Safety at American Eurocopter. Her primary background is in aircraft accident investigation, which has given her a unique, real-world perspective on the complex safety challenges in the rotorcraft industry. Cunningham embraces the opportunity to help develop, promote and support practical, meaningful safety solutions for the industry. She is an FAA-rated fixed wing and rotorcraft pilot and has served in the past as Co-Chair for the International Helicopter Safety Team/Joint Helicopter Safety Implementation Team (IHST/JHSIT) Systems and Equipment Working Group and Co-Chair of the Global Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (Global HFDM) Community.

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About American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin aircraft, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss.

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