Eric Brown Award 2004
The Eric Brown Award for 2004 was awarded to Lord Glenarthur, who retired as the BHAB Chairman at the 2004 AGM, and became the BHAB’s first President. He played a key role in raising the profile and importance of helicopter operations, not just in the UK, but throughout the world: Chairman of the British Helicopter Advisory Board for over 12 years, and Chairman of the European Helicopter Association for almost 10 years, he was instrumental in establishing the International Federation of Helicopter Associations of which he was both Chairman and Deputy Chairman. He has helped implement a number of initiatives in the UK, without which helicopter operations would be less well developed, less safety conscious, and less environmentally responsible. The industry owes him a great deal.