For Release: Aug. 2, 1997
Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
RELEASE NO. 97-084
GENERAL AVIATION ALLIANCE ASSOCIATION NAMES DIRECTOR
John F. Sheehan, President of Business Development Systems,
Inc., has been named as executive director of the newly established
Association, Inc. (AAAI).
AAII is a non-profit organization, established by the industry
members of the Advanced General Aviation Transport Experiments
(AGATE) Alliance as a means for conducting administrative and
managerial business. The organization was created by the AGATE
Executive Council in Hampton, VA, in December, to provide the AGATE
Alliance with greater flexibility.
The AAAI office became fully staffed and operational on April 1,
1997, with Paul Masson serving as interim executive director.
Masson will continue to serve AAAI as facilitator.
Sheehan, a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and
the Defense Systems Management College, is a professional aviator
with a strong project management, research and technology
"AGATE is one of the most exciting programs that has come along
in a long time," Sheehan said. "Its goals of revitalizing the
general aviation industry and reinventing the way government and
industry do business is like a breath of fresh air. As executive
director of the AGATE Alliance Association, I am very impressed by
the active role industry has taken in the running of the alliance.
Our partnering with both NASA and the FAA is evident in every
meeting. Decisions in this program are made by the team."
AAAI provides the AGATE Alliance with a variety of research
program services including legal advice, audit support and
facilitation management. AAAI also helps with newsletters,
providing for meetings, membership information, and archival
storage of data and information. AAAI offices are located at 3217
N. Armistead Ave., Suite M, Hampton, VA, and the office staff can
be reached by phone at 757/766-7512 or fax at 757/766-2299.
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