William R. Voss of the Foundation, seen in our illustration,said, "The Flight Safety Foundation is pleased to recognize the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for successfully overseeing aviation safety despite the challenge of an air traffic growth rate twice the world average.
CAAC gets safety award
Flight Safety Foundation’s President and CEO presented the Civil Aviation Administration of China with the 2009 Aviation Week and Space Technology Distinguished Service Award at the Foundation’s 62nd International Air Safety Seminar in Beijing.
The award was accepted by Vice Administrator Jian Li.
"The CAAC is leading the country’s aviation industry away from a compliance-based approach toward a performance-based approach, and that has helped China achieve an excellent safety record in recent years."
This was at Air Safety Week, where the accomplishments of the CAAC in managing and regulating China’s explosive aviation growth while achieving such an extraordinary safety record was recognized.