"His constant search for perfection in all of his aeronautical endeavours and his pioneering leadership in the field of aero-engineering development have been of lasting benefit to Canadian aviation.“
Paul Bernard Dilworth graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939 with a mechanical engineering degree and gained employment at the engine laboratories of the National Research Council. Along with his colleagues, he studied jet engine technologies in the UK and went on to set up the cold-weather ground test facility at Winnipeg, Manitoba conducting the first ever test on a jet engine in Canada in 1943.
Later, as Manager and Chief Engineer of Orenda Engines Ltd. at Malton, Ontario, Dilworth was involved with the highly successful engines designed for the Avro CF100 and the Canadair CF86 Sabre. After 1952, Dilworth has worked in private industry in the field of engineering consulting.
Born: 31 Jan 1915, Toronto, ON
Died: 18 Feb 2007