This year, WEAF has inaugurated the Annual Aerospace Ambassador Awards to recognise achievement by individuals who have made a significant impact on UK Aerospace. Inspired by an original idea from Jim Godman of GKN Aerospace, we are inviting nominations for the Design Engineer who has done one of the following:
Shown initiative and ingenuity to design something innovative with impressive outcomes.
Designed a unique component, whether mechanical, electronic, electrical, or hydro-pneumatic
Solved a problem with a system, a process or a technique.
Found a radical solution with new materials
Designed a tool to make aircraft manufacturing quicker or easier
Helped to make an aircraft safer, lighter, environmentally friendly and more reliable.
Perhaps this person works with you or for you. Perhaps you work for them. In either case, have you been astonished by their creativity, dedication and perseverance? If so, now is the time to have their contribution recognised by the wider aerospace community, and give them the wider credit they deserve.
Nominations are now open!
The competition is open to all engineers responsible for original designs, whether they work for the aerospace giants, or for the small companies whose names are seldom heard. Provided that the design has an application which benefits the aircraft industry, directly or indirectly, the engineer responsible for it will be eligible for the Ambassador Award. You cannot nominate yourself, but you can nominate a colleague, or someone in a different company with whom you have cooperated; perhaps a much-valued customer or supplier. The winner will be chosen by a panel of experts representing all aspects of our industry, and will be announced at the WEAF Annual Gala Dinner on November 23rd.
The closing date for nominations is Friday the 28th of October 2016.