Our growing SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention, welcomes our most recent partner, FlyGTA Airlines. This partnership will provide a defined career path for FlyGTA pilots and will offer FlyGTA a transparent process for pilot attrition.
“FlyGTA provides a unique opportunity for pilot graduates. Having developed a progression program where pilots gain valuable experience in the multi-crew environment, FlyGTA has executed the missing link for the transition to airlines and aims to provide first officers and direct entry captains to Air Georgian’s SOAR Program,” said Chris Nowrouzi, CEO of FlyGTA at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
“We’re excited to partner with FlyGTA as part of our initiative to promote aviation as a rewarding career,” said Eric Edmondson, President and CEO at Air Georgian. “This partnership will allow us to support FlyGTA and their pilots by providing continued career advancement and fulfillment opportunities within the industry.”
SOAR provides partnered operators and flight schools with predictable pilot attrition and advance notice of hires. It also gives employees and students of partners visibility regarding career progression and an entry point into the Air Canada system.
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
About the Pilot Mobility Agreement
Air Georgian is proud to have launched the careers of over 6000 Canadian pilots during their 24 years in business. Through their partnership with Air Canada, they are part of a Pilot Mobility Agreement (PMA), which guarantees all eligible pilots an interview with Air Canada. Air Canada has committed to hiring a significant number of their pilots through this PMA with Air Georgian and other Air Canada Express partners, with Air Georgian providing pilots the fastest path to Air Canada.
Located at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, FlyGTA is working to reinvent aviation for a new generation by improving transportation infrastructure in Urban Ontario. FlyGTA Airlines continues to grow, providing scheduled flights from Toronto to Niagara, Simcoe, Waterloo, and Muskoka, as well as Charters and Tourism operations.