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New wings for the Kangaroo road

A new milestone is emerging for the Kangaroo Route, which has come a long way since 1947 – four days and seven stops to link Australia with the United Kingdom. In the spring of 2017, Alan Joyce, CEO of the Australian Qantas Airways, launched a challenge to aircraft manufacturers: design an aircraft capable of flying […]

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Ambitions and challenges ahead for the conquest of Mars

The conquest of the planet Mars is well underway around the world. The United States, United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Russia, China… all are redoubling their energy and strategies to be the first to put a satellite in orbit around the Red Planet, to send a first unmanned mission and, the Holy Grail, to put […]


When aerospace bets on artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is more than a buzzword. Having become a reality in aerospace some time ago, it is growing exponentially today thanks to partnerships with universities. What are they? What are the aerospace sectors that will benefit from artificial intelligence? What obstacles do companies have to overcome?   Researchers and engineers at the service […]


Will your plane have a pilot in 2027 ? Shortage of Pilots in the Canadian Aeronautical Industry

Will your plane have a pilot in 2027? To meet global demand, airline companies currently hire dozens of pilots every day! Do you dream of being a pilot? That bodes well how do you become a professional pilot and what are the real job prospects? Reports from CAE and Boeing, released in the summer of 2017, […]


Continuing acquisitions: UTC acquires Rockwell Collins

September 2017, United Technologies Corp. For 30 billion dollars (including debt), UTC purchased equipment manufacturer Rockwell Collins, which itself had finalized, a few months earlier, the acquisition of B/E Aerospace. What are the characteristics of this transaction? Why are there so many purchases, alliances and mergers in the aeronautics industry?   A transaction to make […]

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Impacts of aerospace challenges on employment

The Canadian aerospace sector has enjoyed a decade of growth with a net creation of jobs (20% since 2004), while the manufacturing sectors overall lost 400,000 jobs. However, it is essential to remain vigilant in the face of new challenges. What are they? What candidate profiles are sought?   The new challenges of aerospace Even […]

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7 Myths and Realities of Flight Attendants Job

It makes little girls dream and men fantasize… Yet it’s a job like any other, with its advantages and disadvantages, its clichés and realities. The daily life of flight attendants has little to do with the image that’s made of it. Myth 1: stewardesses are all beautiful young women FALSE. The average age has gone […]


Passenger Service Agent: Interview With an Expert

Passenger service agent – For the past two years, Rodrigo has been working in customer service for a large Canadian airline. His role is to greet passengers at the Montreal airport to check in their luggage then direct them to their seats to board the plane. But especially, the responsibility falls to him to redirect […]


Drone pilot: an assured future

Drone pilot – According to a study carried out in 2014 by Unmanned Systems Canada, the potential for the drone market (procurement and operations) is between $100M and $260M over ten years. Already used a great deal in the military field, drones are likely to experience rapid growth in the commercial sector. But beware, piloting […]


Air Traffic Controller or IRF Controller Career Overview

Air traffic controller, often known by the name IFR Controller, coordinate the safe and efficient movement of aircraft between airports. This means that they safely guide pilots at considerable distances. Area Controllers use monitoring displays, flight data processors and communication systems to ensure safe separation of aircraft. They work from one of the seven Area Control […]


Airline Pilot Profession — Career Overview

Flying among the clouds, piloting a Boeing or an Airbus: the airline pilot’s profession is a dream. But on the ground, this position requires taking on major responsibilities and having highly technical skills. How do you become an airline pilot?  What qualities are required? To learn more, we interviewed Maher El-Moussa, captain for a major Canadian […]


Air Ambulance Pilot Profession — Career Overview

The pilot of an air ambulance is responsible for air transport of people living in remote areas experiencing an emergency situation. He must therefore provide safety, piloting and implementation of missions of repatriation to a hospital. In the aircraft, the air ambulance pilot works closely with the nursing staff. To find out more, we interviewed […] network