NBAA to Honor Jean Rosanvallon’s Industry Leadership with Doswell Award

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Washington, DC, Oct. 5, 2022 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will bestow its prestigious John P. “Jack” Doswell Award to former Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ) CEO Jean (John) Rosanvallon in recognition of his exceptional record of service to the industry.

“Throughout his 47 years in business aviation, John Rosanvallon has exemplified the finest attributes of leadership and a passionate commitment to making our industry stronger and safer,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “It is our honor to recognize him with the association’s Doswell Award.”

Rosanvallon’s many contributions to the industry include service as a member of NBAA’s Advisory Council, and also on the board of directors for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), including service as chairman in 2011, as well as the Corporate Angel Network and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Wings Club of New York and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Rosanvallon joined Dassault Aviation in France in 1975, and four years later transitioned to assistant to the president at DFJ, based in Teterboro, NJ. Following a 10-year tenure in France serving in several executive capacities for the company, he returned to Teterboro as senior vice president, sales and marketing with responsibility for consolidating worldwide Falcon commercial activities. He took charge of the U.S. affiliate in 1996 while serving as senior vice president of civil aircraft in France. He stepped down as CEO at the end of 2019 and is currently senior advisor to the chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.

In January 2019, Rosanvallon received the Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader Award at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Los Angeles. Later that year, he was honored with the 2019 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The same year, he was also honored with the Mike Davis Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asian Business Aviation Association’s Icons of Aviation Gathering in Hong Kong.

Rosanvallon has been a U.S. citizen since 2017.  

Established in 1987, the Doswell Award is granted for lifelong individual achievement on behalf of and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. Recipients have included leaders from every part of the business aviation community, and while candidates for the award are considered each year, the award is bestowed only when a deserving candidate is identified. Learn more about the Doswell Award.

The Doswell Award will be presented at the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention (NBAA-BACE), taking place Oct. 18-20 in Orlando, FL. Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

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