2022 Aerospace Media Awards: The West’s aviation editor Geoffrey Thomas nominated for record three gongs

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Aviation editor Geoffrey Thomas
Camera IconAviation editor Geoffrey Thomas Credit: Christine Thomas/Christine Thomas

The West Australian’s aviation editor Geoffrey Thomas has been nominated for a record three gongs at the 2022 Aerospace Media Awards.

The nominations include a Best Business Aviation category submission with an article on the 20th anniversary of the collapse of Ansett. Titled ‘Excess baggage was Ansett’s fatal flaw’, it told the story of the extra operational and salary costs that weighed down the failed airline.

Thomas was also nominated in the Best Breaking News category for his story, ‘MH370: Probable location found with revolutionary tracking’, which revealed a new technology that promises a precise location for the missing Malaysia Airlines 777.

His final nomination in the Best Commercial Aviation category was for a four-part series celebrating 100 years of flying in WA that appeared in The West Australian’s Travel pages.

The winners will be announced a special awards dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Singapore, on February 15.

Thomas in 2020 won the awards’ Best Safety, Training & Simulation category and the Outstanding Achievement Award for his coverage of the MH370 disaster.

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