MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 10 , 2017 /CNW/ - Air Georgian's SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention continues to grow with the addition of Alkan Air. The partnership provides a career pathway for pilots at Alkan Air to become First Officers with Air Georgian.
"Alkan Air's Pilot Training program is thrilled to partner with the Air Georgian SOAR program to provide Northern trained pilots with career advancement opportunities" states Wendy Tayler, President of Alkan Air. "This partnership demonstrates our commitment to providing safe and effective pilot training that meet the highest standards in the industry. The Yukon provides pilots with stunning landscapes and unique experiences that are not found elsewhere in Canada."
"We are excited to expand our national program as far West as Yukon Territories." says SOAR Coordinator, Jeslene Bryant. "Alkan Air's diverse fleet of turboprop aircraft and various operations including flight training, charter and medivac services make the airline a great addition to the SOAR program."
About the SOAR Program
Alkan Air enters SOAR though Air Georgian's ATAC member program which is open to all ATAC member airlines and flight schools. The program is designed to provide SOAR partnered operators and flight schools with predictable, timed attrition with extended notice periods while providing their employees visibility regarding career progression with an entry point to the Air Canada system. With this new partnership, the list of ATAC member partners continues to grow even ahead of SOAR's official launch in November 2017.
SOAR (Sharing Opportunities for Advancement and Reward) is comprised of three initiatives:
- Raising awareness of careers in aviation for high school students
- Working with flight schools and 703/704 operators to recruit pilots into Air Georgian, and;
- Providing career fulfillment and advancement opportunities for all employees
About Alkan Air
Established in 1977 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Alkan Air provides remote site and corporate charters, bulk fuel transport, private and commercial flight training, FBO facilities and air ambulance services.
About Air Georgian
Air Georgian is a proud member of the Air Canada family, operating 62,000 regional flights per year on behalf of Air Canada through a capacity purchase agreement. With bases in Calgary and Toronto, they carry over 1.5 million passengers a year to 31 domestic and transborder destinations.
SOURCE Air Georgian Limited
For further information: Jeslene Bryant, Human Resources Business Partner, Air Georgian Limited, (905) 676-1221 ext. 260, [email protected]