Judith Moreton and Mark Wilson to Be Honored With EBACE2007 European Business Aviation Awards

NBAA’s Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2007 – The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Judith Moreton, managing director of Bombardier Skyjet International, and Mark Wilson, chief executive of the British Business and General Aviation Association, will be recognized with EBACE2007 European Business Aviation Awards for their outstanding contributions to European business aviation.

The award recipients will be honored for their achievements at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2007), the only major European event focused solely on business aviation, taking place in Geneva from May 22 to 24.

During her 22-year career in aviation, Moreton has filled a variety of operational and management roles both in regional and international airlines, and in business aviation organizations in the UK and Europe. She joined Bombardier Flexjet Europe in 2002 as head of European operations, and became managing director in 2003, with overall responsibility for business management and operations for Europe. Since the company’s rebranding in 2005 to Bombardier Skyjet International, she has been continuing in her role as managing director, overseeing business operations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, during which time she has introduced a large number of new customers to the benefits of business aviation.

Wilson has over 15 years experience in general aviation. He became the chief executive of the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) – formerly GAMTA – in 2003, thus representing the association’s members to all relevant international, European and national authorities, including UK national and regional government, the EU and all relevant agencies, such as the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), Joint Airworthiness Authorities (JAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Mark is also the chairman of the UK General Aviation Strategic Forum (GASF) and president of the European Council of General Aviation Support (ECOGAS) and was recently appointed chairman of the EASA Advisory Board (EAB), a remarkable success for general aviation in a field dominated by the airlines.

“I am delighted to see proper recognition being given to Judith Moreton and Mark Wilson for the outstanding contributions they have made to business aviation in Europe in their respective fields,” said Brian Humphries, CEO of EBAA. “Both have worked unstintingly to improve the image and success of business aviation here in recent years and have achieved results that have exceeded even our best expectations in their specialist disciplines. I extend my warmest congratulations to two very worthy recipients.”

“Judith Moreton and Mark Wilson exemplify the best of the business aviation community,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We are proud to honor their contributions to the industry with the award.”

Past recipients of the European Business Aviation Award include:

  • Geneva PALEXPO and Flight Safety International (2006)
  • TAG Aviation and Cannes/Mandelieu Airport (2005)
  • Jean-Francois Georges, Dassault Aviation senior vice president of civil aircraft, and Fernand Francois, European Business Aviation Association CEO (2004)
  • Ahid Quntar, Royal Wings/Arab Wings managing director, and Andrew Walters, Regional Airports Ltd. chairman (2003)
  • Richard Gooding, London City Airport managing director, and Jean-Pierre Jobin, Geneva International Airport director general (2002)
  • Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, LEGO president and CEO, and Frederik Sørensen, European Commission head of unit (2001)

For more information about EBACE, visit www.ebace.aero.

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