MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Air Georgian's SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention continues to grow with the addition of Cargair and Max Aviation to their recruitment program. The partnership provides a career pathway for instructors at Cargair and captains at Max Aviation to become First Officers with Air Georgian with an entry into the Air Canada network.
"The career pathway offered by this exclusive partnership to our graduates, instructors and captains, allows them to gain flying experience and provides outstanding career opportunities," says Josée Prud'homme, President of Cargair and Max Aviation, "In return, this allows Cargair, Max Aviation and Air Georgian to work with highly qualified pilots."
About the SOAR Program
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
Air Canada's Pilot Mobility Agreement
All Air Georgian pilots are guaranteed an interview with Air Canada through the PMA. Once Air Georgian pilots meet minimum criteria, they are eligible to add their name to the Pilot Mobility List (PML) which guarantees them an interview with Air Canada. Air Canada has committed to hire 80% of their pilots through Air Georgian's PML and other Air Canada Express partners.
Cargair Flight Academy has developed an excellent international training reputation during its 56 years in business. With a fleet of more than 50 aircraft and 7 simulators distributed in four bases across the province of Quebec, Cargair trains more than 200 commercial pilots a year.
About Max Aviation
Max Aviation has been a leader in charter services for the past 40 years. With a fleet of 8 Beechcraft King Air 100 and 200 and five operating bases in Quebec, Max Aviation is a business partner for many private and public companies across the province.
About Air Georgian
Air Georgian is a proud member of the Air Canada family, operating 64,000 regional flights per year on behalf of Air Canada. With bases in Calgary and Toronto, they carry close to 2 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]