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It is my pleasure to announce that Jay Dilley President of Hawkair Aviation has been selected as a winner of the 2015 Business in Vancouver “Forty under 40” Awards.

Thornley has been working with Terrace based Hawkair Aviation for well over ten years.
As one would imagine the airline industry has literally had it’s ups and downs.
From providing a viable alternative to the bigger carriers and thus making air travel to Northern BC more affordable , to quietly and with little fan fare flying the “Heroes of Hartley Bay ” down to Victoria in recognition of their actions during the “Queen of the North ” incident.
Hawkair is a remarkable airline well known for punching above their weight.

Two years ago Hawkair took the bold step of bringing in Jay Dilley as president of the firm.  Briefly, Jay has been like a breath of fresh air with his vision and innovation. A man with a full understanding of the economic side of the industry yet with a very human touch when it comes to valuing and nurturing his team.
Of particular note is his “Women in Leadership” program with the goal of promoting from within.

The awards dinner will be held January 27th 2016 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel I will be there to wish him and Hawkair continued success.

Chris Thornley
President

This year I was nominated for the Surrey Board of Trade’s “Business Person of the Year” and was one of the finalists. Each time either myself, or our firm, is nominated or wins an award, I feel a great sense of pride. As this is our 25th anniversary, it has particularly had special meaning for me. I thought I would like to take this moment to reflect. Read More…