Under a new agreement, Ottawa, Ontario-based OAS Flight Centre Inc. (Ottawa Aviation Services) is to become the fifteenth organisation in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (Jazz APP).

The Jazz APP is aimed at establishing a direct career path for qualifying graduates and offers the opportunity for OAS's top-performing Canadian Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (iATPL) Program graduates to transition to first officer positions at Jazz Aviation.

The partnership also includes collaboration on training and the curriculum to promote safety and professionalism, while providing relevant information on industry best practices.

“Adding our first private flight school to the Jazz APP is an exciting and logical step in the evolution of the program,” commented Steve Linthwaite, VP Flight Operations for Jazz Aviation. “The addition of Ottawa Aviation Services, and its iATPL program, provides a unique and exciting opportunity for Canadians to start a rewarding career as a professional pilot at Jazz.”

Cedric Paillard, CEO & President of Ottawa Aviation Services, continued, “This relationship will establish a direct career path for our qualifying iATPL graduates into Canada's largest regional airline. 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.”

Jazz Aviation has been actively involved in shaping the curriculum and training of Canada's future professional pilots through active engagement with aviation colleges and universities since 2007. In 2015, Jazz Aviation rebranded these efforts under the Jazz Aviation Pathway Program banner.