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Washington, DC, December 13, 2004 – On December 10, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) formally recognized Director, International Operations William H. “Bill” Stine II for 25 years of service as a staff member. Since 1979, Stine has been the association’s spokesman on matters involving international business aviation, communications, navigation and surveillance. He serves as staff liaison for the NBAA International Operators Committee and contributes material about international flight operations to NBAA publications, including the NBAA Management Guide and NBAA International Operators Bulletin (IOB). He also coordinates the agenda for the NBAA International Operators Conference and develops sessions for the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention and NBAA exhibitions in Europe and Latin America.
From 1981 he served for six years as the first executive officer of the International Business Aviation Council, Ltd. (IBAC), and later, served as that organization’s director general pro tem. He presently is IBAC’s corporate secretary. IBAC represents the interests of national business aviation organizations on technical issues before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other international forums.
After spending his early years in Ohio, Stine attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana and Ripon College in Wisconsin. He was an electronics specialist in the United States Air Force, has held a teaching certificate in aeronautical technology and also has experience in bank management. In addition, Stine holds an FAA airline transport pilot certificate in both rotor and fixed-wing aircraft and is commercially rated in gliders. With 7,000 flight hours, he is an FAA gold seal flight instructor in all three categories. For five years he was an FAA accident prevention counselor.
Stine has broad experience in civil, non-airline flight operations in varied geographic areas. As a chief pilot of several FAR Part 135/141 operations, he flew and taught both rotor and fixed-wing aircraft in mountainous and subtropical environments. His logbook also shows stints of crop dusting and banner towing. His business flying experience includes terms as chief pilot for a civil engineering firm in Florida, where he did allied work in airport and facilities design, and as a line pilot with a Fortune 500 company in the northeast United States.
Stine’s involvement in industry groups includes:
- RTCA committees on technical aviation issues
- ICAO panels and committees
- ARINC’s Aeronautical Frequency Committee (the group’s first non-airline chairman)
- Airline Engineering and Electronics Committee (he represented the GA community)
- U.S. Interagency Group on International Aviation
- Mobile Satellite Users Association board of directors and previously the Comsat Industry Users Advisory Committee (past chairman of both)
- JAA JAR OPS 2 AWGAS
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Founded in 1947, NBAA serves its 8,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of businesses utilizing general aviation aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.