AIAC congratulates John Maris on induction into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

June 8, 2018
AIAC congratulates John Maris on induction into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Past and present members of AIAC’s Board of Directors at the Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Left to Right: Lee Obst, Rockwell Collins; Romain Trapp, Airbus Helicopters; David Curtis, Viking Air Ltd.; John Maris, Marinvent Corporation; Barry Kohler, Eagle Copter Ltd.; Jim Quick, AIAC; David Schellenberg, PJM Investments Ltd.; David Gossen, IMP Aerospace and Defence.

Ottawa (Ontario) – Yesterday John Maris, President of Marinvent Corporation and former Chair of AIAC’s Board of Directors, was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in recognition of his many contributions to Canadian aviation and aerospace. Jim Quick, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), attended the event and issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Board and members of AIAC, I am pleased to congratulate John Maris on his induction to Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. In addition to his many accomplishments as an operational pilot, test pilot, and innovator, John is also a leading voice in Canada’s aerospace community and a passionate advocate for small business growth and competitiveness in Canada and around the world. AIAC and its membership have long benefited from John’s vision, expertise, and commitment to our industry, and I am delighted to celebrate this recognition of his leadership.”

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About AIAC:

AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector.  As the world’s fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes nearly $28B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 208,000 Canadians.


For information:

Kristen VanderHoek
Senior Director, Communications and Marketing
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
613 232-4297 x225