5 February 2014
Cirrus Aircraft said that its SR-series engineering and design team has been recognized as the recipient of the 2013 Joseph T. Nall Safety Award for pioneering a wide array of safety features designed for single-engine aircraft.
The award is presented annually by the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (IATSBA) to honor industry leaders who have made noteworthy contributions to aviation and transportation safety. Prior recipients include Al Haynes, captain of the ill-fated United Flight 232 that crash landed in Sioux City, Iowa. Haynes is generally credited with saving the lives of most of the 300-plus people on board.
Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its all-composite line of personal aircraft – the SR20, SR22 and the turbocharged SR22T – incorporate innovative and advanced performance, electronic and safety technologies, including Cirrus Perspective by Garmin avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). Its website is at cirrusaircraft.com.
Originally founded in 1984 as the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association has grown to comprise attorneys from across the United States and other parts of the globe.