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The EAAP award goes to: Werner Naef

30 October 2008

The Special Award was presented to Werner Naef for outstanding international commitment and achievements in Aviation Psychology and Human Factors in Valencia, Spain – During its 28th conference, the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP) has, for the third time, presented an EAAP Award in recognition of excellent achievements of individuals and teams in European Aviation Psychology and Human Factors. The third EAAP award was presented to Werner Naef in recognition of his outstanding contribution to aviation psychology in Europe and beyond.

"In Aviation Psychology and Human Factors there is a continuous need to identify champions who lead and manage research, development and application throughout the aviation community. Therefore, the EAAP 2008 Award has been presented to Werner Naef in recognition of his outstanding international achievements and contributions to Aviation Psychology over the last 30 years," reported today EAAPs President, Manfred Barbarino.

"I am delighted to be recognised by EAAP, whose members I have been proud to serve for many years as a member of the EAAP board. I thank you for this award and wish EAAP every success and prosperity in the future." - commented Werner Naef, who has recently been working with a number of Australasian organisations operating in high risk areas, such as Quantas, NSW RailCorp, RNZAF and Sydney Ferries as well as government and health organisations - and continues to work for aviation organisations in Europe.

For more than 30 years Werner has worked in aviation with Swissair and the Swiss air force as pilot, instructor as well as fleet and training manager. After completion of a postgraduate degree in psychotherapy he introduced human factors into Swissair and subsequently into the wider aviation industry and provided his expertise to related aviation regulatory authorities in Europe. Since 2003 Werner has applied his vast experience in various high risk organisations in the Australasian region and has started his own business with focus on training for leadership, team development, stress management and performance enhancement. At human factors conferences around the world he is often called upon as lecturer, workshop convenor and key note speaker. Since 1978 Werner has been a member of EAAP and was a member of the EAAP Board from 1994 until 2000. He still is an EAAP registered Aviation Human Factors Specialist.

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