Three industry veterans were honored at MRO Americas April 25 for their contributions to MRO.
Airlines for America (A4A) presented its annual Nuts and Bolts Awards to Larry Slate (left in photo) and Dec Lee.
Slate, Boeing’s vice president of customer support for the Americas, received the award for his “effective advocacy within Boeing and the FAA,” and for “leveraging his 22-year airline career experience and leadership to directly improve efficiency and safe airline operations,” says Bob Ireland, A4A’s managing director, engineering and maintenance.
Slate previously had a long career with United Airlines and was the first “fleet manager” of the Boeing 777.
Lee, American Airlines’ vice president of engineering, quality and training, was honored for “exemplary achievement in commercial aviation engineering and maintenance, providing leadership and innovation in safety management.” He had also served in senior engineering and quality roles at Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Aviation Week Network presented its Lifetime Achievement in MRO award to Hisham Nasser (right in photo), Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering’s chairman. Nasser was instrumental in Egyptair receiving its Approved Maintenance Organization designation in 2002, its European Aviation Safety Agency Part 145 approval in 2008 and fostered a process-driven organization, which contributed to third-party MRO growth.