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Jazz adds Toronto Airways to Aviation Pathways Program

August 23, 2019  By Wings Staff

Jazz Aviation LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., reached an agreement with Toronto Airways Inc. to become the twentieth organization in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program. The program (Jazz APP) will provide potential employment opportunities for qualifying Toronto Airways (TAI) instructors to transition to first officer positions at Jazz.

“We are very pleased to welcome TAI to the Jazz APP, furthering our commitment to provide a clear pathway for flight instructors across Canada,” said Cal Purves, director, flight operations, Jazz. “TAI has a history of developing and promoting professionalism amongst its instructors and students. We are encouraged by their commitment to this new agreement, which will provide excellent opportunities for flight instructors to expand their careers and forge strong futures for the best and brightest in the aviation industry.”

Through agreements with 14 colleges and universities and six industry organizations, including TAI, the Jazz APP provides yet another career pathway for aviation instructors with this latest agreement.

“Jazz has supported the aviation training industry for many years,” said Dave Lorbetskie, COO, Toronto Airways. “Their progressive approach, and support towards the training of future pilots sets a new industry standard. This agreement provides a clear direction for the future of our Instructors, and a goal for them to work towards.”


Jazz explains, that since 2007, it has been involved in shaping the curriculum and training of Canada’s future professional pilots through active engagement with aviation colleges, flight schools and universities. In 2015, Jazz rebranded these efforts under the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program.

To-date, Jazz formed APP agreements with the following aviation colleges, flight schools, universities and industry organizations:

Educational institutions:
• Collège Air Richelieu
• Algonquin College
• Brampton Flight Centre
• Centre québécois de formation aéronautique at Cégep de Chicoutimi
• Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
• Confederation College
• Mount Royal University
• Ottawa Aviation Services
• Okanagan College
• Sault College
• Seneca College
• Toronto Airways Inc.
• University of Waterloo
• Western University

Industry organizations:
• Air Cadet League of Canada
• Air Canada
• Bearskin Airlines
• Keewatin Air LP
• Wasaya Airways


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