2020 was a year the likes of which we have never experienced before. Aviation came to a screeching halt early on when the world was hit by COVID-19 – and it hasn’t resumed, at least not to significant levels.
Still, the EUROCAE experts never stopped in their support for the development of high quality aviation standards.
During 2020, in total, 30 documents were published by the EUROCAE Working Groups. These documents represent a vast amount of work (to name one deliverable: ED-102B/DO-260C, the “MOPS for 1090MHz Extended Squitter ADS-B and TIS-B” has a total of 1492 pages plus ‘Supplementary Material’). Impressive!
And do not forget: these experts are volunteers. Most have full-time jobs “at home” and they need to juggle their work commitments with the demands arising from EUROCAE’s activities.
"We are grateful to all our members who ensured that experts support EUROCAE Working Groups in these difficult times for the aviation industry" said Christian Schleifer, Secretary General. "The success of EUROCAE could not be achieved without the valuable contribution from each and every expert. To recognise their efforts with an award is least we can do but I think it means a lot to everybody. Therefore, in 2021 we shall also – during the EUROCAE Symposium – hand out the “EUROCAE Awards”.
Following the well-known nomination and selection process, the following winners were selected out of 25 nominations in the various categories:
The winner of the 2021 President’s Award is Pascal Medal who recently retired from EASA and was supporting EUROCAE over many years and in various functions, most recently as a member of the EUROCAE Council.
The Awards will be presented during a special session in the scope of the 2021 EUROCAE Symposium. The (virtual) Ceremony is planned for 30 April 2021 starting at 14:40 CEST.