PASSING OF AN NR DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER - BARRY B. MYERS
It is with deepest sadness that the NR Group Executives inform you of the death of Barry B. Myers. He died on Sunday, February 1, 2009, as a result of complications from cancer.
Barry was the Senior Development Officer responsible for Transport Canada's leading-edge research on aircraft icing at the Transportation Development Centre (TDC). He played a key role in the development of the timetables used around the world to calculate how long deicing fluid protects an aircraft from ice under a variety of weather conditions.
He served as technical advisor to the inquiry into the crash of an Air Ontario Fokker F-28 in Dryden, Ontario, in 1989 that killed 21 passengers and three crew. The inquiry became the definitive study on the problems of deicing aircraft.
Barry's pioneering work in winter aviation operations was recognized in 1998 with one of the first ever Head of the Public Service Awards. And in 2002, he was honoured by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for 40 years of contributions to the industry.
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Tim Kirkby, P.Eng.
NR Group President