Jazz Aviation LP has signed an agreement with Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Keewatin Air LP for the carrier to become the eighteenth organization in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (Jazz APP).

There are two pillars of this agreement. First, Jazz will refer to Keewatin, high quality graduates who have progressed through the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program at affiliated aviation colleges and universities. Those graduates have the opportunity to transition to first officer positions at Keewatin. Second, the Jazz APP will provide a direct career path opportunity for qualifying Keewatin pilots to transition to first officer positions at Jazz. The career pathway could then continue for those Keewatin pilots interested in future opportunities to fly for air Canada through Jazz's Pilot Mobility Program with the mainline carrier.

"Our Jazz APP program was introduced 11 years ago to provide a clearer pathway for professional pilots across Canada," said Steve Linthwaite, vice president, Flight Operations, Jazz. "We're very pleased to continue delivering on this commitment by welcoming Keewatin - who has operational bases as far north as Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit, NU - to elevate our Jazz APP further, into a truly Canadian concept."