The Safety Standdown Advisory Council will select a winner according to the following criteria: The nominee or nominator must have attended at least one Safety Standdown seminar. Nominee should be an aviation professional who:
- Has gone above and beyond the minimum job expectations.
- Lives by the framing principles of Safety Standdown.
- Has demonstrated an exceptional dedication, commitment, and contribution to aviation safety through their actions and behavior.
Demonstrates the following traits: * Professionalism * Dedication * Commitment * Courage * Passion * Leadership
Consistently takes the following actions:
- Encourages others through their personal example
- Sets the highest standards for safety in their operation
- Makes a conscious decision to do the right thing
- Believes that good is never good enough
- Mentors others in their pursuit of excellence and professionalism in aviation
A note about the award’s name:
The award was originally named in honor of Captain Gene Cernan, NASA ret. The fourth award bearing his name was presented at the 2015 Safety Standdown seminar. Captain Cernan felt the Safety Standdown program and award were now well enough recognized within the industry that they no longer required the gravitas tied to his name and achievements. It has therefore been renamed the Bombardier Safety Standdown Award.