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Eurocopter Canada Accepting Nominations of Industry Professionals for ‘Innovation in Safety Award’


Fort Erie, ON, June 26th 2013

Eurocopter Canada Limited is looking to recognize outstanding achievement in the rotary wing industry with the Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’.

Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) will celebrate outstanding achievement at the Helicopter Association of Canada annual conference, November 8th-10th in Vancouver, BC. The winner(s) of the ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ will be chosen by a committee selection process and receive a cash prize of $5,000.00 as well as, recognition of industry professionals.

“It is Eurocopter Canada’s intention to highlight the achievement of an individual whose ability to think outside the box has improved safety procedures,” said Guy Joannes, President & CEO, ECL. “Aircraft safety is our first priority and we look forward to recognizing those individuals who contribute to our goal of safe flying practices.”

This award was established as a point of reference to measure the advanced accomplishments of organizations or individuals in sustaining Canadian helicopter safe flying practices, while employing an exceptional or groundbreaking approach.

The ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ will be presented to the nominee whose exceptional or groundbreaking approach has demonstrated an impact on the overall goal of safe flying procedures, as recognized through the analysis of skill development, training and any additional resources, while  sustaining Canadian helicopter safe flying practices.

To be eligible, nominees must:

  • Be a Canadian-owned organization, group, company, agency or resident of Canada.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and exceptional dedication to Canadian rotor wing operational safety over an extended period of time (three years or longer).
  • Successful completion of a program or research project that has had a significant impact on safety in the Canadian rotor wing industry.
  • An outstanding act, effort, contribution or service to safety in the Canadian rotor wing industry.

The 2012 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ application is located on the Eurocopter Canada website at:

Deadline for submission is Friday, September 6th, 2013.

Please email applications to:

Laura Senecal – Director, Communications & Corporate Affairs

About ECL & Eurocopter Group

Eurocopter Canada Limited ( is a subsidiary of Eurocopter. Eurocopter Canada based in Fort Erie, Ontario, with operations in Richmond, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec – has a customer support network that spans the entire country. Eurocopter Canada celebrated 2009 as its 25th anniversary year. Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 20,000 people. In 2011, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s number one helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 5.4 billion Euros, orders for 457 new helicopters and a 43 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopter’s worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports some 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,300 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 149 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.

For more information, please contact:

Eurocopter Canada Limited


Tel : (905) 871-7772

Mob : (905) 321-7738

Eurocopter Group


Tel: +33 4 42 85 59 64

Mob: +33 6 22 00 34 73

Eurocopter Group

Stéphane CHÈRY

Tel: + 33 (0)4 42 85 60 51

Tel: + 33 (0)4 42 85 62 38

Mob: + 33 (0)6 23 93 71 23

Mob: + 33 (0)6 32 54 05 02





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