Butler Watch Company Salutes Mr. Russ Leighton With "Pillar of Aviation" Award

Mr. Leighton is an aviation safety expert and is honored by Butler Watch Company for his contributions to safety.
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Russ Leighton receives a Butler Professional Series GMT
Russ Leighton receives a Butler Professional Series GMT
CARMEL, Calif. - March 15, 2018 - PRLog -- Butler Watch Company salutes outstanding individuals in aviation.

Mr. Russ Leighton is the latest recipient of Butler Watch Company's Pillar of Aviation distinction.  Russ has devoted much of his career to the pursuit of higher safety standards in aviation.  He is focused, committed, and often times selflessly sacrifices personal time in order to complete tasks and responsibilities related to his safety work.

Corey Butler remarked, "We are proud to honor Mr. Leighton with our Pillar of Aviation salute. Russ is driven to develop and expand aviation safety.  He deserves recognition for his commitment to improving procedures and conduct that impact all of us."

Mr. Leighton's influence is felt at numerous airline flight departments through his leadership on several industry Boards. He currently serves as the Director of Safety for the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) and also serves as the Aviation Safety Coordinator for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division.  Russ is responsible for training and maintaining Aircraft Accident Go-Teams, which help the NTSB as parties to investigations.  Previously, he worked as an Air Safety Investigator for the NTSB, serving as Investigator-In-Charge on over 50 aircraft accidents.  He serves on FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committees (ARC) on behalf of CAPA, the FAA's Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), and Aviation Safety and Information Sharing Executive Board (ASIAS).  Previously, he served on the Flight/Duty time ARC which defined new regulations for pilot flight time and duty time limits.  The new regulations use fatigue science as a basis for the first time ever and were last updated 50 years ago.

As a memento and gift for Mr. Leighton, Corey Butler presented a Professional Series GMT watch with an inscription that includes Mr. Leighton's name and the words "Pillar of Aviation."


Butler Watch Company uses the Pillar of Aviation salute to recognize the value of people who  are dedicated to making a positive contribution in aviation.  Butler Watch Company is a luxury wristwatch manufacturer with headquarters in Carmel, California. For more information, please visit the Butler Watch Company website, www.butlerwatch.com.


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