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Jazz adds OAS to Aviation Pathways Program

Jazz Aviation LP (Jazz) has announced it has signed an agreement with Ottawa, Ontario-based OAS Flight Centre Inc. (Ottawa Aviation Services or (OAS) for the flight training institution to become the 15th organization in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (Jazz APP).


September 11, 2017
By Jazz Aviation LPP

“Adding our first private flight school to the Jazz APP is an exciting and logical step in the evolution of the program. The addition of Ottawa Aviation Services, and its Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence program, provides a unique and exciting opportunity for Canadians to start a rewarding career as a professional pilot at Jazz,” said Steve Linthwaite, vice president, flight operations, Jazz.

This agreement is the first of its kind between Jazz and OAS. The Jazz APP is aimed at establishing a direct career path for qualifying graduates and the opportunity for OAS’s top-performing Canadian Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (iATPL) Program graduates to transition to first officer positions at Jazz.

The industry-leading Jazz APP program and Ottawa Aviation Services agreement also includes collaboration on training and curriculum to promote safety and professionalism, while providing relevant information on industry best practices.

“Ottawa Aviation Services is pleased to be the first private flight school in the Jazz APP program. This relationship will establish a direct career path for our qualifying iATPL graduates into Canada’s largest regional airline,” said Cedric Paillard, CEO and president, OAS. “Our selection to the Jazz APP program speaks to the quality of the pilot training we provide and the professional pilots we graduate. Our inclusion in the Jazz APP further delivers on our vision of an aviation job for every graduate.”

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:
Algonquin College
Centre québécois de formation aéronautique at Cégep de Chicoutimi
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Confederation College
Mount Royal University
Okanagan College
Sault College
Seneca College
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
Ottawa Aviation Services

Industry Organization Agreements exist with:
Air Cadet League of Canada
Air Canada
Bearskin Airlines
Wasaya Airways