Colin Copp, President and CEO of Chorus Aviation Inc. announced today the launch of Cygnet Aviation Academy, a first-of-its-kind pilot academy in Canada providing leading-edge flight training with direct access to career opportunities. In collaboration with CAE, Cygnet will deliver an all-in-one program using state-of-the-art simulators and aircraft through which cadets will achieve their Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (iATPL) and acquire an airline-specific type rating over a 20-month program.
With this launch, I am pleased to announce Lynne McMullen as Cygnet's President. Lynne has over 25 years of experience in flight training-related positions, including as a flight instructor and pilot examiner. She has held progressive leadership positions and has been instrumental in developing training and recruitment programs with the RCAF and several Canadian airlines. In addition, she works with several aviation industry boards, including the Air Transport Association of Canada and the Aviation Accreditation Board International.
We have long recognized the need to support future pilots' development. So, we are thrilled to work with a fantastic Canadian company like CAE to build an industry-leading training centre in Canada.