NBAA To Recognize Doug Schwartz with Winant Award

 - October 7, 2022, 10:13 AM
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NBAA is honoring former board member and industry safety advocate Doug Schwartz with its John H. Winant Award. Named after the association’s first full-time staff president, the Winant Award is presented annually to a former NBAA board member with extensive service to the industry. Schwartz will be recognized this month during NBAA-BACE 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

The former manager of global aviation services at ConocoPhillips, Schwartz spent nearly 14 years on NBAA’s board of directors before he retired in 2016 and has served as chair of the association’s Safety Committee. NBAA credited Schwartz with advancing focus surrounding data-based safety initiatives and the identification of root causes for accidents. In addition, he helped forward safety and security considerations in best practices while he was chair of the NBAA Security Council.

In his role at ConocoPhillips, Schwartz oversaw executive flight operations, corporate shuttle operations, global charter flight support, and aviation facilities management. He also served with FlightSafety International for 25 years, helping in the development of crew resource management training and the introduction of such programs for business aviation. He further held leadership roles at TAG Aviation and AT&T and is a founder and past chairman of the Morristown Aviation Association.

“Doug Schwartz was an early visionary in forming the programs that today provide a data-based approach to the causes of accidents, and how the chain of those accidents can be broken in the future,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “His continued, tireless work to advance business aviation safety has extended well beyond his service with NBAA’s board of directors, in the best tradition set by John Winant.”