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Jazz Aviation Named as One of Nova Scotia's Top Employers for the Ninth Consecutive Year

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HALIFAX, Jan. 20, 2020 /CNW/ – Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) (TSX: CHR) announced that its subsidiary Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’) has been selected as one of Nova Scotia’s Top Employers by MediaCorp Canada Inc.

“Jazz is proud to be headquartered in Nova Scotia and we believe in creating opportunities in this region by providing a workplace where employees have the skills and support, they need to succeed,” said Randolph deGooyer, President, Jazz. “We are honored to receive recognition from MediaCorp for the ninth time.”

Nova Scotia’s Top Employers is an annual competition that recognizes employers leading their industries in offering exceptional workplaces. MediaCorp’s evaluation of the various candidates is based on the same eight criteria as the national competition: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

Jazz’s commitment to its employees through formal mentoring, in-house training, and tuition subsidies for courses related to their position, summer student jobs, paid internships, co-op placements and apprenticeships are only a few of the programs that allowed the organization to be recognized for the ninth year in a row.

Chorus Subsidiary Jazz Wins As One Of Canada's Top Employers For Young People

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HALIFAX, Jan. 17, 2020 /CNW/ – Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) (TSX: CHR) is honoured to announce that its subsidiary Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’) was named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for the eighth time.

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition organized by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people joining the workforce.

“Jazz is delighted to be recognized for this prestigious award,” said Randolph deGooyer, President, Jazz. “By investing in post-secondary programs, we want young people to know that Jazz provides a supportive environment throughout their entire careers.”

Jazz was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for programs such as the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) programs.

Jazz recently expanded its Pathways Program beyond establishing career paths for professional pilots to include a flight attendant pathway. Students who successfully complete this one-year program, and meet eligibility requirements, will interview with Jazz Aviation for open flight attendant positions. Jazz also supports the education of young people interested in a career in the aviation industry by offering a variety of scholarships.

The AME programs at local community colleges provide mentorship for apprentices and offer an interest-free payment program to support AMEs with purchases of their toolkits, a necessity in their careers.

The Canada’s Top Employers for Young People competition is a valuable resource for recent graduates and young professionals in finding the right career fit and provides them with an insider’s view of the organization, highlighting their most progressive and innovative human-resources initiatives.

Jazz Aviation wins as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for the ninth year in a row

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HALIFAX, Jan. 9, 2020 /CNW/ – Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) (TSX: CHR) announced that its subsidiary Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’) was recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for the ninth consecutive year.

“We are proud to be recognized as an organization that has exceptional human resource programs and forward-thinking workplace policies,” said Randolph deGooyer, President, Jazz. “We continue to invest in programs that make Jazz a great workplace for our employees to develop and succeed.”

This special designation by MediaCorp Canada Inc. recognizes employers in Atlantic Canada that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers are evaluated on their physical workplaces; work and social atmospheres; health; financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development and community involvement.

Jazz was recognized for supporting ongoing employee development with formal mentoring and tuition subsidies; encouraging employees to prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a pension plan; cultivating an ownership culture through a share purchase plan; supporting employee social activities throughout the year; and providing opportunities for internships, co-op placements and apprenticeships.

Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane

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No one was injured on flight, plane landed safely

CBC News · Posted: Jan 04, 2020

Jazz Aviation said one of the two wheels on the left main landing gear fell during takeoff, but that the pilots never lost control of the aircraft. (@caf_tom/Twitter)

An Air Canada flight from Montreal to Saguenay, Que. was forced to turn around Friday after a technical issue made one of its wheels fall off seconds after takeoff.

In a statement, Air Canada subsidiary Jazz Aviation said one of the two wheels on the left main landing gear fell off just after the plane went airborne. 

The incident was captured on video by a passenger.

In the footage, flames are seen coming from the wheel prior to takeoff. One passenger comments that the wheel appears to be fine, before it promptly falls off the landing gear.

Another passenger can be heard saying: “It fell, it fell!”

The plane was carrying 49 passengers and three crew members at the time. No one was injured. 

The aircraft circled in the air to consume fuel before returning to Montreal, where it safely landed. Emergency crews had been on the scene as a precaution.

“Our experienced pilots kept complete control of the aircraft. Our pilots are trained to react to such situations and reacted conforming to proper procedure,” Jazz Aviation Spokesperson Manon Stuart said in an email.

The airplane, a Dash 8-300 model, normally has six wheels: two on each of the three landing gears, located on the left, right, and front of the plane.

Another airplane was dispatched to Montreal to get the passengers to their destination.

The company said it will inspect the plane and do the necessary repairs.

With files from Radio-Canada

Hydraulic issue forces Air Canada flight to divert to Moncton early Saturday

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THE CANADIAN PRESS. December 28, 2019

MONCTON, N.B. — An Air Canada Express flight with 16 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing at the Greater Moncton Romeo LeBlanc International Airport early Saturday as a result of an issue with its landing gear.

Flight 8724, operated by Jazz, was enroute from Gaspe in Quebec to the Magdalen Islands when the crew noticed a problem with a hydraulic system.

Teri Udle, a spokeswoman for Jazz, says as a precautionary measure, the flight was diverted to Moncton, N.B., and landed safely without incident.

Udle says the Dash 8 aircraft is equipped with multiple hydraulic systems and passengers were not at risk.

An airport spokeswoman, Julie Pondant, says emergency response crews were on scene when the plane landed around 3 a.m.

Another flight was arranged to take the passengers to their destination later in the day.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec 28, 2019.

Chorus Subsidiary Jazz Wins Gold at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards

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HALIFAX, Oct. 23, 2019 /CNW/ – Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) (TSX: CHR) is proud to announce that subsidiary Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’) was named among Canada’s Safest Employers 2019 taking gold in the Transportation category. Canada’s Safest Employers awards were announced at a gala event in Toronto, ON last evening.

“Safety is the core of our culture and we’re very proud that Jazz continues to be recognized for our work in this area,” said Randolph deGooyer, President, Jazz. “We hold ourselves accountable and achieve success by making safety a daily practice at all levels of the organization.”

At Jazz, safety is our top priority and we continue to challenge ourselves to further improve safety. One recent example is the launch of an app-based safety reporting system to empower individual employees with easy access to safety reporting and transparency with the reporting process.

This is Jazz’s third consecutive year accepting awards at the Canada’s Safest Employers event. In 2018, Jazz was awarded silver in the Transportation and Psychological Safety categories; and in 2017, Jazz won gold in the Transportation category.

“Jazz continues to lead in development of advanced safety management and strengthen our role as a leader in aviation safety,” said Bob Palmer, Vice President of Safety, Quality and Environment, Jazz.

Launched in 2011, Canada’s Safest Employers awards recognize companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their employees. Companies are evaluated on a wide range of occupational safety and health (‘OSH’) elements, including employee training, OSH management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.

About Chorus

Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus was incorporated on September 27, 2010. Chorus’ vision is to deliver regional aviation to the world. Chorus has been leasing its owned regional aircraft into Jazz’s Air Canada Express operation since 2011, and established Chorus Aviation Capital to become a leading, global provider of regional aircraft leases. Chorus also owns Jazz Aviation LP and Voyageur Aviation Corp. – companies that have long histories of safe and solid operations that deliver excellent customer service in the areas of contract flying operations, engineering, fleet management, and maintenance, repair and overhaul. Together, the Chorus group of companies can provide a full suite of regional aviation support services. Chorus Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ‘CHR’. www.chorusaviation.com

About Jazz

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. (TSX: CHR). Chorus’ vision is to deliver regional aviation to the world.

As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 5,000 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are three divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express, Jazz Technical Services and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to a variety of markets throughout North America, with a fleet of 116 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz Technical Services: Established in May 2016 as a separate division, Jazz Technical Services (‘JTS’) is dedicated to heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Bombardier, De Havilland and Embraer aircraft.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

Jazz launches Jazz Aviation Pathways Program for Flight Attendants – First Agreement signed with Georgian College

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HALIFAX, Sept. 20, 2019 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’), a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) (TSX: CHR) announced today the launch of a new program which provides a direct career path to flight attendant positions at Jazz for qualified candidates. The new program, called the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program for Flight Attendants, follows in the footsteps of Jazz’s successful Jazz Aviation Pathways Program for Pilots.

Jazz launches Jazz Aviation Pathways Program for Flight Attendants (CNW Group/Chorus Aviation Inc.)
Jazz launches Jazz Aviation Pathways Program for Flight Attendants (CNW Group/Chorus Aviation Inc.)

Jazz also announced that it has signed an agreement with The Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology for the college to become the first organization to join the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program for Flight Attendants. The partnership was celebrated today at an event held at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Graduates from Georgian College’s Flight Services Program are eligible for referral to flight attendant positions at Jazz after graduation and upon meeting eligibility requirements.

“We are extremely pleased to launch our new Jazz Aviation Pathways Program for Flight Attendants and to welcome Georgian College to our program,” said Rhonda Bishop, Jazz’s Director, Inflight and Onboard Product. “Working together to provide a career path for students interested in aviation, and specifically to flight attendant positions, is positive for the students, the college and for Jazz. We are excited to begin what we know will be a mutually beneficial working relationship.”

“Innovative industry partnerships like this one with Jazz have led to Georgian exceeding the provincial average for graduate employment for more than 20 years,” said Maher Ghalayini, Dean of Business and Management, Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation. “With this partnership, Jazz will be setting our graduates on the fast-track to success as they launch their careers in aviation.”

The program will commence with Georgian College students registered in the Flight Services Program this 2019/2020 year.  Students who successfully complete this one-year program, and meet eligibility requirements, will interview with Jazz Aviation for open flight attendant positions.   Jazz operates approximately 670 daily flights across Canada and the United States on behalf of Air Canada under the Air Canada Express brand, with a fleet of 116 aircraft.

Jazz Aviation’s Captain Nick Seemel honoured with ALPA’s Air Safety Award

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HALIFAX, July 18, 2019 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’), a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc. (‘Chorus’) (TSX: CHR), is proud to announce that the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (‘ALPA’) presented Captain Nick Seemel with its prestigious Air Safety Award for his outstanding leadership in aviation safety. Captain Seemel was honoured with this award at ALPA’s 65th Air Safety Forum held today in Washington, D.C.

A Jazz Aviation pilot for more than 30 years, Captain Seemel is a leader whose work to enhance safety in Canadian aviation has earned him the respect of his fellow pilots and airline management.

“Captain Seemel has devoted his career to improving aviation safety and his hard work has made Jazz a better place for all employees,” said Captain Steve Linthwaite, Vice President – Flight Operations at Jazz. “We thank him for his unwavering commitment to safety and congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.”

In his role as the Air Safety Coordinator for ALPA Canada, he leads a team of pilot volunteers whose focus is to ensure the highest standards of aviation safety. A strong advocate for safety reporting programs, he assisted in instructing ALPA pilots on the implementation of safety management systems, the non-punitive safety reporting process that has contributed to greatly advance aviation safety in North America.

“Captain Seemel is a dedicated Jazz employee who demonstrates collaboration, teamwork and the pursuit of safety excellence which has benefited us all and will continue to drive our safety culture for years to come,” said Captain Bob Palmer, Vice President – Safety, Quality and Environment at Jazz. “It is an honour to work closely with such a committed safety representative.”

Captain Seemel is a line training captain at Jazz Aviation. He continues to share his world-leading expertise on safety management systems as a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Safety Management Panel, which is currently reviewing and amending international standards.

The ALPA Air Safety Award is presented yearly to recognize outstanding contributions by ALPA members in the field of air safety. ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing more than 62,000 pilots at 35 airlines in Canada and the United States.

UK’s Ideagen in project with Canada’s Jazz Aviation to enhance mobile reporting and organisation-wide risk management

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deagen’s Coruson to be rolled out across Jazz’s operations to strengthen the airline’s safety culture

Nottingham, UK – 13 May 2019

Ideagen, the UK-based, global software firm, announced today that it is working with Canada’s largest regional airline, Jazz Aviation, on a project that will enhance mobile reporting and risk management across the carrier’s operations.

Jazz – the largest regional partner to Air Canada, Canada’s flagship airline – will implement Ideagen’s Coruson software as it looks to further strengthen its safety culture through enhanced safety reporting and analysis.

Captain Robert Palmer, Jazz Aviation’s Vice President for Safety, Quality and Environment, said: “The goal of this project is to enhance safety performance through proven risk management techniques as well as ensuring risk mitigations to address the root cause of the issues.  We are pleased to be working with Ideagen in advancing safety management at Jazz with the implementation of Coruson.”

Coruson will become Jazz’s risk management and reporting system allowing airline management to assess risks and mitigate issues before they become safety events.

“Mobile reporting through Coruson will be a significant benefit for our front-line employees. Through this project with Ideagen, we anticipate building on our strong safety culture and believe that mobile reporting will further engage our employees in reporting overall. The simplicity of the Coruson system, ease of access and streamlined reporting, will undoubtedly result in more reports and more safety data,” stated, Captain Palmer.

Steven Cespedes, Ideagen’s Head of Aviation, said: “We are delighted and excited to be working with such an ambitious organisation in the form of Jazz Aviation.

“Our Coruson software is used by some of the largest aviation organisations in the world and we are pleased that such a risk aware airline with an already strong safety culture has chosen to use our software to enhance its safety and risk management processes.”

Ross McLarnon, Product Manager for Ideagen’s Coruson, added: “This is an exciting time for our Coruson software as we continue to see strong demand across the aviation industry.

“We are delighted to be able to add Jazz Aviation – such an ambitious and highly regarded airline particularly across North America – to our ever growing list of aviation clients.

“I am personally looking forward to working with the team at Jazz Aviation and look forward to them providing valuable insights into the use and future development of our Coruson software.”

TSB deploys a team of investigators following an accident at Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Ontario

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RICHMOND HILL, ON, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Ontario, where a DHC-8-300 aircraft, operated by Jazz (flight 8615), was taxiing to a gate when it was struck by a fuel tanker. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

The TSB is online at www.tsb.gc.ca. Keep up to date through RSSTwitter (@TSBCanada), YouTubeFlickr and our blog.

SOURCE Transportation Safety Board of Canada