NBAA To Honor John Rosanvallon with Doswell Award

 - October 6, 2022, 11:41 AM
NBAA is recognizing retired Dassault Falcon Jet CEO John Rosanvallon during BACE with one of its highest honors, the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award.

Former Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ) CEO Jean "John" Rosanvallon is this year’s recipient of the NBAA John P. “Jack” Doswell Award in recognition of his “exceptional record of service to the industry,” the association announced today.

One of the association’s highest honors, the Doswell Award will be presented to Rosanvallon during NBAA-BACE 2022, which is scheduled from October 18 to 20 in Orlando, Florida. The award is bestowed upon individuals who have had “lifelong achievement on behalf of and in support of the aims, goals, and objectives of business aviation.” NBAA considers candidates each year for the Doswell Award but only grants it when deserving individuals are identified.

“Throughout his 47 years in business aviation, John Rosanvallon has exemplified the finest attributes of leadership and a passionate commitment to making our industry stronger and safer,” NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said in announcing the award.

NBAA noted Rosanvallon has had numerous contributions to the industry through roles as a member of NBAA’s Advisory Council, as well as on the board of directors for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the Corporate Angel Network, and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. He was GAMA chairman in 2011. In addition, his industry service has included the board of trustees for the Wings Club of New York and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Rosanvallon’s career with Dassault Aviation began in France in 1975. Four years later, he first moved to Teterboro, New Jersey, as assistant to the president at DFJ. In the subsequent decades, he would toggle back and forth between France and the U.S. in positions of increasing responsibility, including as senior v-p of sales and marketing at DFJ responsible for consolidating worldwide Falcon commercial activities. Rosanvallon ultimately became CEO of DFJ and after retiring in 2019, remains a senior advisor to the chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. He became a U.S. citizen in 2017.

In addition to Doswell, Rosanvallon has been honored with a range of awards, including the Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader Award at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Los Angeles, the 2019 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award from the National Aeronautic Association, and the Mike Davis Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asian Business Aviation Association’s Icons of Aviation Gathering in Hong Kong.