NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen and former Gulfstream and Bombardier executive Bryan Moss are among the International Air & Space Hall of Fame Class of 2021 honorees.
Joining them in this year’s slate are: the Commemorative Air Force; Eileen Collins, the first female commander of the space shuttle and the first person to fly the shuttle to two different space stations; Apollo 16 lunar module pilot Charlie Duke, who became the youngest to walk on the surface of the moon on April 16, 1972; FedEx; and Dee O’Hara, who was the first aerospace nurse assigned to NASA’s first seven astronauts, the Mercury Seven, in 1959 and then participated in every launch in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.
Celebrated at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the International Air & Space Hall of Fame has honored notable aerospace dignitaries since 1963. “Achievements in aviation and space, as embodied by the honorees in the International Air & Space Hall of Fame, directly represent the human pioneering and exploring spirit,” said Jim Kidrick, the museum's president and CEO. “We’re especially pleased to honor this exemplary Class of 2021 because these men and women are amongst the most talented figures in the history of air and space,”
Bolen has led NBAA since 2004 and before that spent eight years as president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. He also had served as legislative director for former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-Kansas), playing a key role in the passage of the General Aviation Revitalization Act. He has been appointed to a number of leading industry/government commissions and boards, including as a member of the FAA Management Advisory Council and the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry.
Moss formerly was president and executive v-p of the aerospace group of General Dynamics, with responsibility for Gulfstream Aerospace. He previously served as president of the Bombardier’s business aircraft division and also had held roles with Lockheed-Georgia Company, selling various aircraft, including the Lockheed JetStar. Moss further had served on the Aerion board of directors.