Airspeed Aviation was delighted to be amongst a small group announced as finalists in the 2017 Hunter Safety Awards this month.

Th Hunter Safety Awards was founded by Sarah-Jane Dunford after a 20-year career in Industrial Safety. “There are so many Hunter businesses that are embracing WHS as a core element of their workplace strategy and operations, but they are often quiet achievers. It’s essential that these organisations are recognised, not just to raise their own profile, but also the profile of businesses in the Hunter region.”

Airspeed Aviation was founded in 2009 by an experienced pilot & Airline safety manager who had also seen some of the best and worst of Industrial Safety during 9 years in Underground mining. “Like Sarah-Jane, I saw a lot of safety events that stemmed from organisational factors. I was determined to make sure my business never pushed people into those corners and that we supported our staff and pilots to always get the best safety outcome” said Managing Director Ben Wyndham last week.

Drawing on tertiary qualifications in Aviation Safety, post-graduate qualifications in OHS and the knowledge of an experienced team of senior pilots Airspeed Aviation has gone on to win several awards and has been accredited by the US-based Flight Safety Foundation to its “Gold” safety standard, the only Charter operator of its kind in Australia to receive that level of accreditation.

The winners of the 2017 Hunter Safety Awards will be announced at a Gala dinner in Newcastle on 17 March.

For Comment:
Sarah-Jane Dunford, Hunter Safety Awards: 0411 750 323

Ben Wyndham, Airspeed Aviation: 0408 966 979