Wings for Aid Foundation has won the first edition of the TIACA Sustainability Award, sponsored by CHAMP Cargosystems. Winner Wings for Aid Foundation came up with a self-landing cardboard delivery box to bridge the last mile to people in need as a result of humanitarian crises. The winner was announced during the Gala Evening of the TIACA Executive Summit 2019 in Budapest and received a funding of US$15,000.
The award was presented at the TIACA executive summit held in Budapest. Earlier in the day, the three finalists – M&G Packaging Corp, Nallian and Wings for Aid Foundation – presented their projects for the final selection.
Steven Polmans, chairman of TIACA says: “We had 3 winners on stage. This first award was a real success and supports the vision of sustainability and the three pillars (planet, people, prosperity). The finalist’s presentations were the concrete demonstration of it. Including the vote of the attendees in the final mark show exactly the way we, as TIACA, want to work on sustainability and on other topics: in collaboration and together with the industry.”
From Wings for Aid, general manager Barry Koperberg and lead engineer Alexis Roseiller say: “We were very honoured to participate in this nomination and we feel really excited to be part of the air cargo family. This award will help us to take another step and thanks to the network of TIACA we found very strong support.”