Our friend Andrew Beadle was honoured on Australia Day with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his contribution to civil aviation.
Quoting the OAM announcement:
Mr Andrew Garth BEADLE
For service to the civil aviation industry, particularly air traffic management.
Inaugural International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations (IFATCA)
Representative, International Civil Aviation Organisation, 2008-2011; also served as Member,
Air Traffic Management Requirements and Performance Panel.
Executive Vice-President Technical, IFATCA, 1999-2002 and 2009-2011; also served as Secretary, IFATCA Annual Conference, 2011.
Author, IFATCA Statement on Future Air Traffic Management.