The awards started in 2012, however in 2011, we gave due recognition to three people who had worked extremely hard to help MAviO get off the ground in what was a very harsh environment at the time. I have also included the OLD Awards Logo which was used till 2016.
The very first recruit within the MAviO team was Marica Vella, who gave a sterling contribution until 2014 before moving to pastures new. She was also a regular contributor to World Airnews and was highly admired for her impeccable and accurate reporting.
Ramona Galea who was part of the senior management team at Maintenance Centre Malta, played a pivotal role in supporting the first MAviO conference. She was also a determining factor in aiding to launch the first MALTA SPECIAL on World Airnews.
Chris Galea from Malta Enterprise was a key figure in helping the MAviO team to get this important government agency on board. Chris was a firm believer in MAviO and his relentless support created the necessary leverage for such an initiative to see birth.