In Memory of George Spyrou

February 27, 2010

GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT - George Andrew Rankin Spyrou, a gentleman, a visionary and a friend, will be greatly missed. We admired his life and enjoyed his conversations. George was born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 14, 1949. He attended Cranleigh School in the UK and King's School in Stamford, CT. He then went on to Harvard College and Christ's College, Cambridge where he specialized in international and maritime law. After working for law firms in New York City, he was admitted to the Inner Temple (English Bar) in 1980 and then as a corporate counsel in Monaco. George had a life-long passion for airships and in 1982 he began to work for Airship Industries Ltd. (AIL) in the UK. In 1987, he moved to New York City to head international operations for AIL's commercial clients. In 1990, George and his wife Amanda founded Airship Management Services (AMS), with headquarters in Greenwich and technical facilities in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. George was devoted to his work and cared deeply for his AMS family of loyal employees. As a pioneer in the airship industry, George was a member of the Airship Association (UK) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Above all else, and through his own example, George taught his children and the people that encountered him the importance of friendship and family. A man of great energy, passion, and love, George will be fondly remembered through his stories and laughter for generations to come.

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