Jeppesen President and CEO Mark Van Tine Recognized as "Aviation Leader of the Year" By Living Legends of Aviation Group

ENGLEWOOD, COLO., January 24, 2012 – Mark Van Tine, president and CEO of Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, was recognized Friday night as the “Aviation Industry Leader of the Year” by the Living Legends of Aviation during a gala held in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The prestigious aviation industry award recognizes the professional dedication and motivational leadership qualities embodied by Van Tine throughout his 30-year career with Jeppesen. 

Under the leadership of Van Tine, Jeppesen has accelerated the pace of the paper to digital flight information transformation, highlighted by the recent development of industry-leading mobile solutions for iPad and tablet computing.  Van Tine also serves as a committee chair for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and continues to lead the development of innovative Jeppesen solutions to enable safe and efficient transportation around the globe.

“With a clear vision for the potential of tablet technology in the cockpit, Mark Van Tine set his sights on revolutionizing the way pilots plan and manage their flights,” said Pete Bunce, president and CEO of GAMA, who presented Van Tine with his award onstage during the gala.  “Mark led his team through the development of innovative and reliable aviation applications that have revolutionized the way navigational information is managed in the cockpit.  He is an extraordinary leader, deeply respected by his employees and industry colleagues.  I cannot think of a more deserving individual to receive the Aviation Industry Leader of the Year award.” 

When reflecting on being honored by his peers as Aviation Industry Leader of the Year for his executive leadership at Jeppesen, Van Tine noted that it is his responsibility to carry company founder Capt. Elrey Jeppesen’s legacy forward and continue to position the business to be a leading contributor to the global transportation industry for another 75 years.  The pioneering spirit of innovation continues today at Jeppesen through the leadership of Van Tine, as the company delivers transformational information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the world.   

The "Living Legends of Aviation" are defined as aviation entrepreneurs, innovators, record breakers, industry leaders, astronauts and pilots who have become celebrities and celebrities who have become pilots.  The Legends meet the third Friday of every January to recognize and honor individuals that have made significant contributions in aviation.  More than 50 Living Legends of Aviation were in attendance at the prestigious aviation industry recognition event to honor this year’s award recipients.

For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit http://www.jeppesen.com/.  For more information about the Living Legends of Aviation, please visit http://livinglegendsofaviation.org/.  

About Jeppesen

For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations.  Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformational information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe.  Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company.  Jeppesen corporate information is available online at www.jeppesen.com.

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