ISTAT News | 08 March 2018
ISTAT Announces 2018 Award Winner, C. Jeffrey Knittel, Chairman & CEO, Airbus Americas
The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (lSTAT) is pleased to announce the 2018 ISTAT Award winner, C. Jeffrey (Jeff) Knittel. Knittel was presented with the award at the President's Gala Dinner during the ISTAT Americas event in San Diego on 6 March.
The ISTAT Award has been presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society since 2001. Individuals are nominated by members to receive this distinguished honor in the commercial aviation industry. Candidates may be selected from all industry segments and criteria for nomination includes outstanding contributions in the form of personal, corporate, technical, sales, product or marketing achievements that have benefited ISTAT and the commercial aviation industry.
Knittel is the Chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas, Inc. and a member of the Airbus Executive Committee. He is responsible for Airbus' commercial aircraft business throughout the Americas, as well as for providing leadership for the company's helicopters and space and defense businesses in North America. With more than 5,000 employees, Airbus Americas is the U.S.-based operation of Airbus, encompassing the regional corporate offices, engineering centers, training facilities, MROs and spare parts distribution centers, as well as manufacturing facilities producing commercial aircraft, helicopters and satellites.
"The ISTAT award offers the opportunity for ISTAT members to recognize a distinguished individual in the commercial aviation community" commented Douglas Runte, President of ISTAT. "Jeff not only has a distinguished career in aviation, but also a longstanding commitment to ISTAT. He is one of the 14 original ISTAT Certified Appraisers, a founding member of what has become the aviation industry's leading appraiser program."
Founded in 1983, the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) is the premier international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing aviation professionals with forums for increased networking and educational opportunities. ISTAT currently represents more than 4,500 members worldwide who are involved in operating, manufacturing, maintaining, selling, purchasing, financing, leasing, appraising, insuring or other activities related to the commercial aviation sector. ISTAT is committed to providing its members with the highest quality and best-value networking and education opportunities in commercial aviation, administering the industry's leading appraiser program, and investing in the future through the ISTAT Foundation. To learn more about ISTAT or for membership information, visit www.istat.org.