National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen issued the following statement today on the passing of Randall (Randy) Greene, former chairman and chairman emeritus of the Corporate Angel Network (CAN).
“Randy loved aviation and life itself,” Bolen said. “It is only fitting that a significant part of his legacy was the passion and dedication he brought to having business aviation transport cancer patients to treatment centers. For decades, Corporate Angel Network has provided help and hope to those in need. It represents the best of our community and our humanity. This pioneering organization is a direct reflection of the vision for caring that has been long held by Randy and his remarkable family. We salute his countless contributions to aviation and join his family in mourning his passing.”
Greene had a storied career as CEO of Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, founded by his father Leonard in 1946. Under Greene’s stewardship, the company has pioneered a host of safety technologies, including Stall Warning, Angle of Attack and Automatic Throttle systems. Safe Flight’s innovations are incorporated into more than two thirds of the world’s aircraft today.
Greene’s guidance has also been critical to the long and successful partnership between NBAA and CAN. The organization is NBAA’s designated charity, and together, the groups have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars – largely through the NBAA-BACE Corporate Angel Network Fund-An-Angel Event – to support CAN’s continued life-saving work.