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IADA recognises Starling for lifetime achievement
The honour was bestowed on Wayne Starling for his leadership, guidance and growth of the worldwide aviation organisation. He is only the fourth person to receive this award in IADA's 35 year history.
IADA executive director Wayne Starling.

Wayne Starling, executive director of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), has been honoured by the organisation with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was bestowed on him for his leadership, guidance and growth of the worldwide aviation organisation.

Starling is also executive director of the association's AircraftExchage.com online marketing portal. He is only the fourth person to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from IADA in the 35 year history of the organisation.

"In recognition of Wayne Starling's aviation industry accomplishments, and especially his leadership of IADA since October 2018, the IADA board of directors has honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the organisation's spring meeting," says chairman Phil Winters, who is also vice president aircraft sales and charter management for Greenwich AeroGroup and Western Aircraft. "We are grateful for his leadership and dedication to the association."

Starling specialised in aircraft finance for decades, retiring in 2017 as senior vice president and national sales manager in charge of PNC Aviation Finance Group. While at PNC he served on the board of directors of the National Aviation Finance Association, which also awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership, contributions and service to the association, its members and the aviation industry.

Starling is highly experienced in creating, building and managing sales and marketing teams for large and small companies. He is a consultant, recruiter, finance expert and public speaker. Starling also currently serves as a senior advisor to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

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