"With a focus on remote northern operations and 24-hour delivery of essential services, we believe SkyCare develops some of the best pilots in Canada. We are excited to partner with Air Georgian on this program and provide our pilots a pathway to the outstanding career opportunities offered by the Air Canada family," said SkyCare's President and Chief Pilot, Frank Behrendt.
"SOAR is a win-win for SkyCare and for Air Georgian," said John Tory, VP of Corporate Development at Air Georgian. "Air Georgian is the best career path for a pilot wanting to fly for Air Canada, and SOAR partners like SkyCare give pilots the visibility and access they need to join our strong and dynamic team. SOAR benefits SkyCare as a recruitment tool for their own hiring as pilots can start their Air Canada career planning earlier in their careers. We look forward to welcoming SkyCare's SOAR pilots to Air Georgian."
Air Canada's Pilot Mobility Agreement (PMA)
All Air Georgian pilots are guaranteed an interview with Air Canada through a PMA. Air Canada has committed to hire 80% of their pilots through their PMA with Air Georgian and other Air Canada Express partners. Air Georgian will flow 100-130 pilots to Air Canada in 2018, providing the fastest path for pilots to Air Canada.
SkyCare is a growing air ambulance and charter company with a fleet of 16 aircraft flying across Canada and the US from 4 bases in Central Canada. With the company's 'Can Do' approach to everything they do, SkyCare offers clients an excellent safety record and price-competitive business model while consistently delivering the incredible level of customer service that has become their hallmark.
About Air Georgian
Air Georgian is the longest serving regional partner 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 x260, firstname.lastname@example.org