The Nevada National Security Site Aviation team was awarded the top 2018 Federal Aviation Award in the Small Program Category. Hosted by the General Services Administration, the Sept. 13 awards ceremony was held at the Helicopter International Association Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. It recognized both large and small programs in the federal government for their operational excellence and safety performance, as well as top aviation management and safety professionals.
The NNSS team was selected from among 17 other Federal Program nominees as the best aviation program in the federal government in the small category. This award represents the fourth time this distinguished honor has been bestowed upon the NNSS Aviation team in the past 16 years. One of the many reasons cited for this accomplishment was the unique partnership between the federal and contractor team members responsible for management and oversight of the program, which has ensured a safety record of more than 23 consecutive years of flying without an accident or incident.