Two AeroTime Achievement Award recipients have recently been honored with significant accolades reflecting their work and dedication to the industry.
Jacqueline Sutton was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours list, while Jill Meyers became the recipient of the 2022 Katharine Wright Trophy.
Jacqueline Sutton, Non-Executive Director at Farnborough International and chair of the Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter, was recognized in HM The Queen’s 2022 Jubilee Birthday Honours list as a “strategic and commercial leader in the aerospace sector”.
For 13 years, Jacqui worked at Rolls-Royce, serving in many roles, and becoming the Chief Customer Officer for Civil Aerospace in 2019. Jacqui was responsible for Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace’s global customer base which includes airlines, lessors, and manufacturers. In February 2022, Jacqui joined Farnborough International, organizer of the prominent airshow of the same name, to support its customer strategy using her invaluable experience.
In 2020, Jacqui also took over as co-chair of the UK’s Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter. This initiative became a vehicle for what she refers to as “micro-interventions”, subtle actions that inspire people to make small changes, leading to great effects and even greater results.
In March 2021, AeroTime was delighted to present Jacqueline with one of the very first AeroTime Aviation Achievement Awards for her work in this area.
Jill Meyers, an independent consultant in aviation and aerospace and a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, was awarded the 2022 Katharine Wright Trophy from the U.S. National Aeronautic Association and the Ninety-Nines International Association of Women Pilots for “40 years of dedication to the aerospace industry and her tireless commitment as a volunteer and role model, working to educate and inspire young girls around the globe”.
Jill is an aerospace engineer, business leader, licensed pilot, and a United States Air Force veteran. During a career that spans more than 25 years, Jill worked in senior management roles for several aviation and aerospace companies, including Boeing, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman, where she contributed to major programs such as the NATO AWACS, the Global Hawk, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet.
But Jill’s impressive resume does not end there. She has been involved in exciting international outreach projects in the USA, Africa and Australasia and, for the last 20 years, Jill has channeled her passion into championing, supporting, mentoring and advocating for girls and young women in STEM programs.
In March 2022, Jill Meyers received an AeroTime Aviation Achievement Award as part of the one-year-anniversary celebrations for AeroTime’s Women in Aviation Campaign.
AeroTime would like to pass on our congratulations to both Jacqui and Jill for their achievements, and to once again recognize the positive influence of their efforts and the significance of their impact on the aviation industry and its people.
AeroTime Chairman, Richard Stephenson, said, “It is great to see two inspirational leaders and members of the AeroTime family being recognized in this way for their outstanding efforts. Both Jacqui and Jill have worked tirelessly for the benefit of the aviation industry during lengthy and impactful careers. They have undoubtedly supported many thousands of people; both those who are already in the industry and those considering their future careers. I know I speak on behalf of the whole team here at AeroTime in sending our warmest congratulations to them both.”