Elie Zelouf, Aéroports de Paris Officials Win Biz-Av
The European Business Aviation
Association (EBAA) and the NBAA used the backdrop of EBACE Tuesday
to announced that Elie Zelouf, senior vice president of Jet
Aviation, and officials at Aéroports de Paris are the
recipients of the 2010 European Business Aviation Awards. The
European Business Aviation Awards were presented during the opening
day of the 10th Annual European Business Aviation Convention &
Exhibition (EBACE2010), the only European exhibition focusing
solely on business aviation.
This year's award recipients both have demonstrated unwavering
commitment and dedication to advancing the business aviation
industry. Elie Zelouf, a part of Jet Aviation from its earliest
days, was instrumental in developing the company's Basel facility,
helping to pioneer the early days of business aviation in
(L-R) Rodolfo Baviera, Eile Zelouf
Rodolfo Baviera, EBAA chairman, commended Elie Zelouf as a true
visionary leader for business aviation. "Described as a man of
action, who knows first-hand what clients expect, Zelouf has always
believed in the future of business aviation, even in difficult
times," Baviera said. "This award honors his relentless drive,
unwavering support and dedication to the business aviation
Officials from Aéroports de Paris, the first dedicated
business aviation airfield in Europe, have continuously promoted
the value of business aviation and recently extended that
commitment by unanimously voting to launch a 20-year, 170 million
euro ($221 million U.S.) airport modernization program.
(L-R) Baviera, Aéroport de Paris
"We join the Aéroport de Paris's Le Bourget airfield in
celebrating its 50th anniversary as being the first business
aviation airport in Europe," Baviera said. "Le Bourget truly
exemplifies the many benefits and opportunities business aviation
offers a region, a country and the global business community."
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen thanked the award receptions for
their hard work and dedication to the business aviation community.
"These leaders in the European business aviation community have
earned this recognition, and it is an honor to present them with
these awards," he said.
The annual European Business Aviation Awards have been given since
the inception of EBACE in 2001.