HALIFAX, Feb. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) is proud to announce that Jazz Aviation LP ('Jazz') was named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for the sixth year.
"Jazz is honoured to be ranked among the Top Employers for Young People in Canada," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "Receiving this recognition for the sixth year affirms our strong commitment to attract and develop the best people – a corporate priority for our company. We continually assess and develop employee programs that are meaningful to talented young people seeking fulfilling career opportunities in aviation."
Canada's Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition organized by the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation's best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers. Winners are chosen on the basis of the programs and initiatives they offer to attract and retain younger workers.
In selecting Jazz, Mediacorp cited a number of employee programs offered by the company, including the Jazz Aviation Pathway Program, which provides scholarships to pilot students enrolled at various post-secondary institutions and direct employment opportunities. Jazz was also recognized for offering scholarships to students enrolled in Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) programs at local community colleges and providing mentoring to apprentice AMEs.
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 2009, and has established Chorus Aviation Capital Corp. to become a leading, global provider of regional aircraft leases and support services. Chorus also owns Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Aviation – 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. Chorus Class A Variable Voting and Class B Voting Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol 'CHR'. For more information about Chorus and its subsidiaries, see www.chorusaviation.ca.
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's 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 4,500 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 and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times 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 aircraft. JTS provides MRO services to third parties while maintaining the dedication and commitment to its primary customer, Air Canada.
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.
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SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.