Larry Coyne, CEO of Coyne Airways and Coyne Aviation, has been selected by TIACA’s Chairman’s Council as the association’s 2020 Hall of Fame Recipient. The annual TIACA Hall of Fame Award honors professionals with outstanding achievements in the development of the air cargo industry, exquisite leadership record and an innovative spirit.
“Larry always has been passionate about our industry and a true believer in the value of TIACA. He has contributed a lot to our organization and to our industry. I am thankful for the advice he has given me during my time as Chairman. It is an honor to see that Larry will now be part of the famous Hall of Fame.” stated Sebastiaan Scholte, Chair of TIACA’s Chairman’s Council.
“I am very happy to receive this award and would like to thank TIACA's Chairman's Council for picking me as a member of such a distinguished group of individuals. I feel honored to be in the same group as the 50 or so existing members of the Hall of Fame. They have all done exceptional things, perhaps somewhat against the odds which has impacted the way we go about our business today. I didn't think many people had taken note of a non-asset-based cargo airline that started from scratch 26 years ago with zero investment and no defined routes.
But thanks to a lot of hard work by its dedicated staff we managed to move around 250,000 tons of cargo generating $1 billion in sales while remaining profitable every year. This is something I am especially proud of, all achieved with no aircraft of our own, no debt and with a reputation of flying to far flung and unpronounceable places.
Our industry needs to encourage more innovation and flexibility to produce structures better suited to the demands of tomorrow. I hope TIACA will build a strong industry consensus and lead the way, and I pledge to do my best to support it.” said Larry Coyne, CEO, Coyne Airways.