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Universal Chairman receives NBAA Silk Scarf Award

Universal Weather and Aviation chairman has been awarded the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) prestigious Silk Scarf Award for his contributions to business aviation throughout his career.

The Silk Scarf honours outstanding members of the business aviation community for their contributions as well as inspiring future aviators.

NBAA President and CEO, Ed Bolen, said: “Over many years, Greg has generously donated his resources, time, finances, and even his aircraft to support those in need.

“He is always willing to step up and lend a hand to help others. He embodies what the Silk Scarf Award is all about, and it is a privilege to recognize him with this honour.”

Greg Evans, NBAA Silk Scarf Award winner, helps non-profit organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Impact a Hero, and Operation Mend.

Throughout his aviation career, he served as an active advocate for business aviation, working with government and airport officials to ease access restrictions and improving operating flexibility around the world.

NBAA President and CEO said that Mr Evans has been a strong supporter of NBAA’s political action committee and Leadership Council and was instrumental in successfully overcoming recent legislation privatising air traffic control.

Mr Evans has donated Universal’s business aircraft to assist the Corporate Angel Network and other non-profit organisations.

In addition to his involvement supporting industry initiatives, he is active in the community, supporting the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, where he graduated with a double major in business administration and behavioural marketing.

He has been with Universal since 1978; before serving as Universal Chairman, he served as flight supervisor for two years and Vice President operations officer for 18 years.

In 2010, Universal received Gulfstream’s prestigious Outstanding Flight Award for donating the use of its aircraft to transport severely wounded veterans to special events in their honour.