Guidance Aviation Receives Operational Excellence Award

Strong leadership and commitment to safety acknowledged by Starr Aviation

Operational Excellence AwardStarr Aviation has named Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a recipient of the Starr Aviation Operational Excellence Award during the first day of the world’s largest helicopter convention, HELI-EXPO 2014, in Anaheim, California. The Starr Aviation presentation took place in Guidance Aviation’s Booth #3611 on Tuesday, February 25 and in attendance were Guidance Aviation CEO John Stonecipher, staff members, and flight students.

2014-Heli-Expo-Starr-Award-1“Starr is honored to present this award to Guidance Aviation as we have thoroughly enjoyed and mutually benefited from our business relationship with John Stonecipher and his staff over the years. Guidance has certainly set the gold standard in operations and safety management and deserves this award as a result of their consistent dedication to improving their operation. We look forward to serving Guidance Aviation for many years to come,” stated Jim Anderson, Senior Vice President, Starr Aviation.

The Starr Operational Excellence Award centers on the following Criteria:

1) A customer’s loyalty to Starr2014-Heli-Expo-Starr-Award-2

2) Strong managerial leadership within the insured’s operation

3) A focused commitment to safety

4) A desire to further enhance safety by utilizing the Starr SLC team

5) An evident and consistent approach to continuous improvement within the operation

Starr Aviation believes that their insureds operating under the standard of excellence deserve to be rewarded. Thus, at the end of each calendar year, Starr Aviation nominates a select number of insureds to receive the Starr Operational Excellence Award.

“We are honored to be recognized by such an extraordinary industry leader like Starr Aviation. We have invested a great deal of time and resources into developing our safety culture at Guidance Aviation. Our outstanding safety record is a result of this investment and our work with Starr. Their expertise over the years has played an integral role in Guidance Aviation’s success and growth,” remarked CEO John Stonecipher.

About Starr Aviation

Starr Aviation offers comprehensive coverage for an extensive range of aircraft hull and liability exposure. Experienced underwriters develop programs tailored to each of these specific risks, including fixed and rotor wing aircraft for both commercial and corporate operations.

About Guidance Aviation

Guidance Aviation is an FAA Part 141 helicopter flight training organization with flight operations in Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is nationally recognized for its business operations and U.S. Military Veteran friendly training programs.


HAI HELI-EXPO is the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show. More than 20,000 helicopter industry professionals from all around the world get together each year to look over the latest in vertical-lift manufacturing, equipment, and avionics, to network with industry peers, suppliers, and vendors, and to discuss our industry’s challenges and celebrate its achievements