Dr. Arthur Mauro

The Manitoba Aviation Council is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Arthur Mauro  as the recipient of the 2011 Pioneer of Flight Award.

The award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to Manitoba Aviation and will be presented to Dr. Mauro at Manitoba Aviation Council’s Gala Dinner on April 27, 2011 at the Viscount Gort Hotel.

“The Pioneer of Flight Award is our way of publically celebrating the careers of men and women whose drive and determination have had a significant impact on Manitoba Aviation,” said Dennis Lyons, President of Manitoba Aviation Council. “Dr. Mauro’s presence has been felt in numerous aspects of our industry, from transportation policy, to airline and airport operations, to preserving local aviation history. He is most deserving of this award.”

“Congratulations to Dr. Mauro who has filled a key role in a dynamic sector of Manitoba’s diverse transportation industry,” said Steve Ashton, Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. “Aviation is a key industry which continues to be a major contributor to the provincial economy.

“We are delighted Dr. Mauro was chosen for the 2011 Pioneer of Flight Award,” said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “Dr. Mauro is deserving of this honour as his affiliation with Manitoba Aviation has spanned almost 60 years and touched a number of local organizations. We are especially grateful for Dr. Mauro’s leadership and service on the Winnipeg Airports Authority Board of Directors and his continued contribution as Chair Emeritus.”

Past winners of the Pioneer of Flight Award include Bill Jackson of Jackson Air Services (2010), Bill Wherle and family of Perimeter Airlines (2009), Tom Lamb and family of Lambair (2008), James A. Richardson and family of Western Canada Airways & Canadian Airways (2007), and Arnold Morberg and family of Calm Air International (2006).

Manitoba Aviation Council (MAC) is an organization representing the aviation community in Manitoba.

Its members include representatives from airports, air operators/carriers, and those who service, maintain and repair aircraft. MAC’s mission is to promote, facilitate and protect the development of all facets of aviation within the province of Manitoba.

Further information:

Ron Coles – Executive Director
Manitoba Aviation Council
Phone: 774-2580
http://www.manitobaaviationcouncil.ca/ 
Christine Alongi – Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
Phone: 204-987-2021 24 Hour Media Line: 204-992-2791
http://www.waa.ca/