Boeing S.C. employees gather around the first 787 Dreamliner during a rollout of the jet in April 2012. (Photo/Andy Owens)
By Andy Owens
Published Feb. 18, 2013
Charleston Regional Business Journal reporter Matt Tomsic received the 2012 S.C. Aviation Association Journalism Award during a ceremony Friday in Myrtle Beach.
Charleston Regional Business Journal reporter Matt Tomsic, left, talks to Jim Hammond, editor of the Columbia Regional Business Report, before the rollout of the first Dreamliner made in South Carolina in April 2012. (Photo/Andy Owens)
SCAA President Bubba Hope presented the award to Tomsic during the association’s annual conference held last week at the Grand Dunes Marriott Resort and Spa. He said the association received many entries for the inaugural journalism award, which also carried a cash prize.
“The award is an effort to advance the understanding of aviation in South Carolina,” Hope said before presenting the award to Tomsic.
Tomsic’s story, The first of many Dreamliners, was published April 27, the day Boeing S.C. rolled out the first South Carolina-made 787 Dreamliner. The story was reprinted for S.C. Aviation Association members attending the conference.
Also during the event, Bill New, deputy director of airports for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, was announced as the 2013 president of the S.C. Aviation Association.