Richard Teller Crane Founder's Award

The Flight Safety Foundation Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award is named after one of our founders. Richard Crane was an entrepreneur who launched the first regional airline in the United States in the 1930s. He was a visionary, whose critical leadership role in the early days of Flight Safety Foundation helped establish it as the preeminent global aviation safety advocacy organization.  Click here to read more about Richard Crane.

The Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award recognizes an organization for its sustained corporate leadership through lasting contributions in the field of civil aviation. Industry, government, and non-government organizations qualify for nomination. The Award will consider organizations that have proactively addressed one or more of the following goals in aviation or aerospace:


2022 Award Recipient

ICAO - 2022 Richard Teller Crane Aviation Award Winner

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

For its leadership in a time of global crisis and its coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART). ICAO, through CART, forged partnerships with Member states, international and regional organizations, and a wide array of industry stakeholders to address pandemic-related challenges and to provide coordinated, international guidance for a safe, secure and sustainable restart of operations and recovery of the aviation sector.