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Living Legends of Aviation Awards 2012: Robert Duncan

Posted by Diane Heiserman on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

Living Legends of Aviation - Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan accepts the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award from past recipient Clay Lacy.

J. Robert Duncan, Duncan Aviation Chairman Emeritus and son of founder Donald Duncan, was honored in January with the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award at the 9th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards banquet in Beverly Hills. 

Defined as aviation entrepreneurs, innovators, record breakers, industry leaders, astronauts, and pilots who have become celebrities (and celebrities who have become pilots), the Living Legends of Aviation meet annually to recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions in aviation. Members and past recipients include names like Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoover, Tom Cruise, Buzz Aldrin and Clay Lacy.

“I very much appreciate this honor,” Robert says. “It brings a spotlight on all of the almost 2,000 team members at Duncan Aviation. I have always believed in people and delegated easily, resulting in a team of extremely capable individuals. They take care of our customers, our vendors and each other. It is their success that this award recognizes and I thank them all. Together, we have built an innovative aviation company where team members can make a difference. My aviation career has been a great ride and the best is yet to come for Duncan Aviation!”

J. Robert Duncan is an innovator in business aviation who, after his father and company founder Donald Duncan, grew his family business from less than 100 employees to over 1,940 employees around the world.  

In 2012, Duncan Aviation celebrates 56 years in business aviation and is the largest family-owned business aviation company offering comprehensive business aircraft services at more than 20 locations. Robert's son Todd, is currently at the helm as Chairman.

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