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New aviation program coming to North Bay

Ottawa Aviation Services will provide flight training to Canadore College students.
Aviation campus at Canadore College in North Bay

Canadore College and Essential Helicopters have struck a partnership with Ottawa Aviation Services Flight Centre Inc. (OAS) to introduce a new training program to aviation students in North Bay.

OAS will deliver its Canadian Integrated Airline Transport Licence (iATPL) program, a flight training program which is approved by Transport Canada, to students in the two-year commercial fixed wing pilot program offered by Canadore College and Essential Helicopters.

“The iATPL program is extraordinary news for our graduates because it establishes a direct career path with well-respected airlines,” said Essential Helicopters’ Elaine Ross in a news release

“Having career trajectories with industry woven right within curriculum delivery is a win-win situation for everyone involved.”

OAS has established industry partnerships with Air Georgian, Jazz Aviation LP, Porter Airlines and Transwest Air, and the list continues to grow.

The program trains pilots in the skills and proficiency necessary to operate as co-pilot on multi-crew, multi-engine airplanes in commercial air transportation.

Graduates from the iATPL program will benefit from earning an interview with one of OAS’s domestic airline partners, have already completed ratings associated with working in the airline industry, and are given the advanced standing to write Airline Transport Pilot exams prior to graduation.

Students registered for the fall 2017 intake of the fixed wing pilot program will be transitioned into the iATPL program.

OAS has been offering flight training, maintenance and other aviation services for more than 15 years.