Coastal Pacific Aviation Joins Air Georgian’s SOAR Program

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 13, 2017 /CNW/ – Air Georgian’s innovative SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention continues to grow with the addition of Coastal Pacific Aviation (CPA) to its flight school program. The partnership provides a career pathway for flight instructors at CPA to become First Officers with Air Georgian.

“CPA is very proud to be working with an outstanding airline such as Air Georgian,” says Brian Kong, Director of Flight Operations for CPA. “We’re looking forward to allowing the best qualified instructors to advance their aviation career with a member of the Air Canada Express family.”

About the SOAR Program
CPA 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 highly predictable, timed attrition with greatly extended notice periods while providing their employees visibility regarding career progression with an entry point to the Air Canada system. With the addition of CPA, the list of ATAC member partners continues to grow even ahead of SOAR’s official launch in November 2017.

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 all employees

About Coastal Pacific Aviation
Coastal Pacific Aviation has offered the highest quality in flight training since 1974. The school is proud of the many graduates now working at all levels of the aviation industry. Individuals with no flying experience can enroll in the school’s commercial pilot program and, upon completion, qualify for a commercial license. The commercial flight training program includes private licensing, multiengine endorsement, instrument rating and the minimum number of required hours in the air.

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, we carry over 1.5 million passengers a year to 31 domestic and transborder destinations. Many of our passengers connect to other destinations worldwide on Air Canada or other Star Alliance airlines.

SOURCE Air Georgian Limited

For further information: Jeslene Bryant, Human Resources Business Partner, Air Georgian Limited, (905) 676-1221 ext. 260,


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