Eric Brown Award 2005
The Eric Brown Award for 2005 was given to Captain James Lyons in recognition of his efforts to improve helicopter standards and safety. He has worked for both the Civil Aviation Authority and the Joint Aviation Authority. His influence however extends far beyond the UK and Europe in respect of his PC2e concept, which once adopted, provides effective single engine accountability throughout the flight regime including in the traditional exposure periods during take-off and landings from an elevated helideck. Since his retirement, he has continued to support the industry with his involvement in standards development.