Stuart Matthews To Receive NBAA Meritorious Service Award --
Allan B. Lane To Receive Doswell Award
The NBAA has selected Stuart Matthews, president and CEO of
Flight Safety Foundation, as the recipient of the 2004 NBAA Award
for Meritorious Service to Aviation. Past NBAA Chairman Allan B.
Lane, retired aviation manager and chief pilot for BP Amoco, will
receive the 2004 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award.
The Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation is presented
annually to an individual who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal
dedication, has made significant, identifiable contributions that
have materially advanced aviation interests. The Doswell Award is
granted for lifelong individual achievement on behalf of and in
support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation.
Born in London in 1936, Stuart
Matthews has more than 50 years of aviation experience, including
numerous senior management positions in both aircraft manufacturing
and airline operations. Under his leadership, the prevention of
approach-and-landing accidents (ALAs), including those involving
controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), and safety auditing of
airlines under internationally agreed standards have been a high
priority for the Flight Safety Foundation.
Since 1994, Matthews has been the president and chief executive
officer of the Flight Safety Foundation, a major international,
not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is the advancement
of air safety. In this position, he is responsible for the
development and implementation of the organization's worldwide
activities. As an industry spokesman on aviation safety matters, he
has served on numerous US national and foreign government
committees and has dealings with senior aviation executives and
other industry officials around the globe. He has given speeches
worldwide on topics that include the prevention of ALAs, safety
auditing standards, criminal investigation of aircraft accidents,
and risk and responsibility.
Between 1974 to 1994, Matthews served as president and CEO, and
later as chairman, of Fokker Aircraft USA. Earlier in his career,
he also held positions with British Caledonian Airways, British
Island Airways, British Aircraft Corporation and DeHavilland
Aircraft (later Hawker Siddeley Aviation). He is a member of the
Executive Committee of the US Commercial Aviation Safety Team, the
industry and government group charged with implementing the US
national aviation safety agenda; he serves as a member of the
Executive Oversight Committee monitoring NASA's Safety Research
Team; he serves on ICAO's Industry Advisory Committee on
technological safety developments; and he chairs the curriculum
oversight committee of the Aviation Safety Alliance formed by the
major US airlines.
Matthews earned a degree in aeronautical and mechanical
engineering from Hertfordshire University. He is a chartered
engineer, a fellow with the Royal Aeronautical Society, a fellow
with the Chartered Institute of Transport and an associate fellow
with the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Having built and flown his own aircraft at the age of 19 while a
student, he earned his private pilot's license in 1953 and held a
commission in the British Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve from
1959 to 1972.
Allan B. Lane
Allan B. Lane served 11 years on the
NBAA Board of Directors from 1989 to 2000, serving as chairman from
1994 to 1996. During his tenure on the Board, he contributed to the
founding and success of several Membership programs that promoted
NBAA and business aviation in local communities nationwide.
Lane joined Amoco (now BP Amoco) as a Lockhead JetStar copilot
in 1968, becoming chief pilot in 1978 and manager of aviation in
1985. Ultimately he was put in charge of Amoco's worldwide aviation
activities, serving as aviation manager/chief pilot. He retired
from BP Amoco in 2000.
As a Director on the NBAA Board, Lane had a leadership and
visionary role in establishing NBAA's Regional Representative
program, in which NBAA Staff members who act as representatives for
various regions of the United States are based outside of
Washington Headquarters. The program was founded in 1998, and
currently, NBAA employs five Regional Reps based in the Northeast,
Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Western regions of the United
States. Lane also promoted the development of local business
aviation organizations and initiated the NBAA REACHBAC Program, a
series of outreach events that bring NBAA Headquarters Staff
members and Regional Reps to local US business aviation
Furthermore, Lane was a catalyst in creating Travel$ense, NBAA's
business travel productivity-tracking software, an earlier
incarnation of which was used by Lane's Amoco flight department. He
also initiated the founding of the NBAA Chairman's Charity Classic,
a golf tournament now in its eighth year that annually raises tens
of thousands of dollars for charities in NBAA Annual Meeting &
Convention host cities.
Prior to his Board service, Lane served as chairman of the NBAA
Corporate Aviation Management Committee and was a member of the
NBAA Airspace/Air Traffic Committee. He also established the
Chicago Area Business Aviation Association.