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Randell to be Inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame


November 11, 2019
Wings Staff

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Joseph Randell, president and CEO of Chorus, will be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2020. The 47th annual gala induction dinner and ceremonies will be held on June 4, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta, where Randell will be recognized for his contributions to Canadian aviation.

Randell in 1986 was one of the founders of Air Nova, which eventually became part of Air Canada Jazz and ultimately under control of parent company Chorus Aviation. Chorus explains Randell’s vision led to its growth and diversification into what is now a billion-dollar corporation providing a full suite of regional aviation services to customers around the world.

Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus is comprised of Chorus Aviation Capital (a global lessor of regional aircraft), Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Aviation.

“Joe is a visionary who has helped shape the landscape of the airline industry in Canada during very tumultuous times and he continues to challenge the status quo,” said Richard McCoy, chairman of the board of directors, Chorus. “On behalf of all Chorus board members, I sincerely congratulate Joe on this well-deserved recognition and wish him continued success.”

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The 2020 inductions will bring to 242 the number of Canadians who have been installed as members of the Aviation Hall of Fame. In addition, 24 organizations will have been honoured for their contributions by receiving the Belt of Orion Award of Excellence.