MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW/ – Air Georgian’s SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention continues to grow with the addition of Harv’s Air to their flight school program. The partnership provides a career pathway for instructors at Harv’s Air to become First Officers with Air Georgian with an entry into the Air Canada network.

Harv's Air SOARs to new horizons with Air Georgian's innovative aviation career program. (CNW Group/Air Georgian Limited)

“Harv’s Air is excited to enter into this partnership with Air Georgian’s SOAR Program,” says Adam Penner, Operations Manager with Harv’s Air, “This is an amazing opportunity for our instructors and students to further their career in aviation while allowing Harv’s Air to better maintain predictable and sustainable staffing requirements.”

“This partnership with Harv’s Air is a great recruitment opportunity for both Companies and will provide a seamless career path from flight instruction to a CRJ Captain,” says Jeff Tillapaugh, System Chief Pilot with Air Georgian.

About the SOAR Program
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

SOAR provides partners with managed attrition and gives their employees and students visibility regarding career progression with an entry point to the Air Canada system.

Air Canada’s Pilot Mobility Agreement
All Air Georgian pilots are guaranteed an interview with Air Canada through the PMA. Once Air Georgian pilots meet minimum criteria, they are eligible to add their name to the Pilot Mobility List (PML) which guarantees them an interview with Air Canada. Air Canada has committed to hire 80% of their pilots through Air Georgian’s PML and other Air Canada Express partners.

About Harv’s Air
Harv’s Air is a family owned and operated air service with locations near Steinbach and St. Andrews, Manitoba offering flight training, air taxi, and aircraft maintenance services since 1973. Harv’s Air offers accelerated, comprehensive courses for pilot licenses including both modular and integrated training.

About Air Georgian
Air Georgian is a proud member 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