Marc Parent, CAE's president and Chief Executive Officer, and Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Maryse Carmichael, CAE's Solution Lead, Future Aircrew Training, have been inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace in Canada. The ceremony took place on 27 October in Montreal.

Parent has more than 35 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Since joining CAE in 2005, he has led CAE's growth beyond creating simulation products to providing solutions, services and technologies that enhance human performance, while always looking for innovative ways to give back to Canada.

Over the years, Parent has been honoured with numerous other awards, including the Order of Canada, being named Industry Leader of the Year by the Living Legends of Aviation, Québec's Air and Space Hall of Fame, and a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec in 2022.


Maryse Carmichael, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Maryse Carmichael, CAE’s Solution Lead, Future Aircrew Training, being inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame. Image credit: CAE

LCol (Ret'd) Carmichael is a 22-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force who has logged more than 3,500 hours flying time. Her legacy is as the first woman pilot to join the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron and eventually serving as commander of the Snowbirds. After retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces as a Lieutenant-Colonel, she joined CAE, where she has worked in several capacities and is currently Solution Lead, Future Aircrew Training, where she ensures that the training of the next generation of aircrew meets the highest standards.

LCol (Ret'd) Carmichael is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Chapter of Women in Aviation, and a founding member of the Snowbirds Alumni Association. She has also been named as one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada, named a YWCA Woman of Distinction, and is recipient of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation "Elsie" award for Flight Operations.

CAE is this year's Diamond Sponsor for the European Airline Training Symposium (EATS), taking place from 8-9 November in Berlin, Germany. To learn more about the company, visit booth #407 during the show.