HALIFAX, Oct. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") is pleased to announce a further commitment to Canada's current and future flight instructors with an enhanced agreement between the airline's Jazz Aviation Pathway Program ("Jazz APP") and Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology ("Sault College").
"To support quality flight training in Canada, airlines need to continue to develop pathways that encourage new pilots to become instructors, without affecting their opportunity to become an airline pilot if they wish. Through this new agreement, the Jazz APP will provide an opportunity for top instructors at Sault College to further their professional pilot careers," said Steve Linthwaite, Vice President, Flight Operations, Jazz. "We are proud to be fully engaged with Sault College's program as we continue to cultivate strong futures for pilots in the Canadian aviation industry."
Jazz and Sault College have a strong history dating back to the inception of the Jazz APP in 2007 and are pleased to now extend the Jazz APP opportunity to top Sault College flight instructors. In order for these top flight instructors to have an opportunity for employment as a professional pilot with Jazz, they must be recommended by Sault College and meet comprehensive experience criteria.
"The agreement provides another option and tremendous incentive to our graduates and, as a result, Sault College will continue to look forward to further building on and solidifying what we believe is already a great relationship with Jazz," said Greg Mapp, Chair, Aviation Technology – Flight, Sault College.
Since 2007, Jazz has been actively involved in shaping the curriculum and training of Canada's future professional pilots through active engagement with aviation colleges and universities. In 2015, Jazz rebranded these efforts under the Jazz Aviation Pathway Program banner. To date, Jazz has announced agreements between the Jazz APP and the following institutions and organizations:
Aviation Colleges, Flight Schools, and Universities:
Centre québécois de formation aéronautique at Cégep de Chicoutimi
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Mount Royal University
Ottawa Aviation Services
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
Industry Organization Agreements exist with:
Air Cadet League of Canada
For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca/pathwaysprogram.
About Jazz Aviation LP – A Chorus Aviation Inc. company
Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. (TSX: CHR). As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4500 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.
There are three divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express, Jazz Technical Services and Jazz.
Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America, with a fleet of 117 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.
Jazz Technical Services: Established in May 2016 as a separate division, Jazz Technical Services ('JTS') is dedicated to heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Bombardier aircraft. JTS provides MRO services to third parties while maintaining the dedication and commitment to its primary customer, Air Canada.
Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.
About Sault College
The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 million. Over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest Great Lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario.
SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.
For further information: Media contacts: Jazz Aviation LP, Teri Udle, (902) 873-5047, Halifax, NS, [email protected]; Sault College, Rick Webb, (705) 759-2554 ext. 2694, [email protected]; Rachel MacDonald, (705) 759-2554 ext. 2699, [email protected]