MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Air Georgian's SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention continues to grow with the addition of Montair Aviation to their flight school program. The partnership provides a career pathway for instructors at Montair to become First Officers with Air Georgian.
"Montair is excited to offer our aspiring airline pilots the opportunity to advance their careers through the SOAR program," says Montair's Director of Flight Operations, Blair Parrant. "We are proud to be involved in such a motivating and rewarding opportunity while supporting growth within the aviation industry."
"We're proud to partner with great flight training providers such as Montair through the SOAR program," says Air Georgian's System Chief Pilot, Jeff Tillapaugh. "This partnership offers Montair instructors career progression from a Class IV instructor to a CRJ Captain and beyond."
About the SOAR Program
Montair 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 ahead of SOAR's official November 2017 launch.
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 employees
About Montair Aviation
Montair Aviation is a flight training academy based in Pitt Meadow's BC, with a secondary training base in Red Deer AB. Founded in 1988, Montair was established with the goal of training future professional pilots to a skill and knowledge level that allows them to serve the airline industry with minimal further training required.
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]