Portland, OR (February 26, 2016) — Lightspeed Aviation has announced that, for the second year in a row, it is the title sponsor of the Excellence in Communications Award, one of nine prestigious Salute to Excellence Awards to be presented on March 2 at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. This prestigious award is given once a year to the individual or organization achieving the most creative and distinct dissemination of information about the helicopter industry.
“We are honored and delighted to be supporting HAI through our sponsorship of the Excellence in Communication Award again this year,” said Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support. “Their mission is crucial to the safety and growth of a very important part of the aviation industry.”
The Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award is one of nine Salute to Excellence Awards that honor those pilots, maintenance technicians, operators, safety professionals, and others who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that has enriched vertical aviation.
This year’s honoree for communications is Randy Padfield, who, among other accomplishments, was an Air Force search and rescue pilot credited with seven saves, a former editor-in-chief and COO of Aviation International News, and a highly regarded author.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to help recognize others who share our philosophy of striving for excellence in all we do.” said De Mers.
The Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award will be presented March 2 during HAI HELI-EXPO 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.