Sun, Aug 17, 2003
Receives Robert J. Painter Memorial Award
Earl Lawrence, EAA Vice
President of Industry and Regulatory Affairs, received the Robert
J. Painter Memorial Award from ASTM International and the Standards
Engineering Society (SES) this week during the annual SES
conference at New Orleans (LA).
Lawrence was honored for spearheading EAA's leadership role in
developing light-sport aircraft design and manufacturing standards
through ASTM's Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) Committee, which he
The committee's formation, which now includes 160 members from
12 nations, marks the first time aviation industry organizations
and government officials joined to establish consensus standards to
be used by the entire industry.
"This recognition of Earl's leadership highlights EAA's primary
position in the evolution of sport pilot and light-sport aircraft
standards," EAA President Tom Poberezny said. "ASTM and SES have a
unique overview of the work being done in hundreds of industries.
To have Earl honored as the best among them this year speaks very
highly of his dedicated efforts and those of EAA to make these new
categories a reality."
Lawrence has been with EAA since 1994.
In his current position, he helps formulate and communicate EAA
positions on a wide variety of issues that concern EAA members and
other aviation enthusiasts to the FAA, the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) and other agencies.
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