Antonio Cortés has won the Bombardier Safety
Standdown Award 2020.
Cortés, a Senior Advisor (U.S., Canada, South
America) for GMR Aviation Consulting, is a long-time supporter of
Bombardiers Safety Standdown, delivering presentations and
teaching wokshops, as well as serving as chair of the Advisory
Cortés accepted the award on Wednesday during the
virtually presented 24th annual Bombardier Safety Standdown.
award is presented annually to an aviation professional who has
demonstrated exemplary dedication to improving aviation safety
through the Safety Standdown principles of learn, apply and share.
Cortés was nominated by Safety Standdown Vice
Chairman Ed Coleman for his outstanding leadership in aviation
safety management over the course of his more than three-decade
At GMR Aviation Consulting, he offers aviation
safety management, business processes and expert witnessing to
Cortés has a varied aviation background as both
a military and airline pilot, as well as a safety officer. His
various professional roles include air safety investigator,
university professor teaching and researching safety and human
factors and, most recently, Director of Safety for Mitsubishi
On behalf of Bombardier, I wish to congratulate
Antonio Cortés for his unwavering commitment not only to Safety
Standdown, but also to promoting aviation safety and
professionalism at all levels of our industry, said Andy Nureddin,
Vice President, Customer Support, Bombardier Aviation. Antonio
perfectly embodies what the Safety Standdown Award stands for:
celebrating individuals who are role models in the field and have
made a real difference day-to-day.
Bombardiers Safety Standdown is one of the most
comprehensive safety conferences in the industry. Due to the
realities presented by COVID19, this years event was held