R&S Quantum works to bring value to Ukrainian-Canadian pilot training partnership

To meet anticipated passenger and fleet growth by 2027, the Asia-Pacific region will need to have added 90,000 new pilots, including 62,000 additional captains, followed by North America (85,000, including 62,000 captains), Europe (50,000, including 32,000 captains) and the Middle East and Africa (30,000, including 20,000 new captains).

In Canada, half of the pilots projected to be in airline cockpits in 2027 have not yet begun flight training. In May this year, National Aviation University in Kyiv, Ukraine and Ontario, Canada-based Canadore College signed an agreement to implement joint research projects and student exchanges.

R&S Quantum Inc. is registered in North Bay, Ontario where Canadore College has a campus, and we are part of the effort to solidify Ukrainian-Canadian partnership around joint pilot and aircraft maintenance staff training.

With team members and partners in Canada, Ukraine, India, Kenya and Zimbabwe, R&S Quantum is currently working on nearing the day when aspiring pilots from Asia, Africa and Europe can contribute to the staffing needs of North American airlines, and across our planet.

George Burton, Canadore College President (second from right) with Ukrainian aviation partners in Kyiv (May 2018)

George Burton, Canadore College President (second from right) with Ukrainian aviation partners in Kyiv in front of Ukraine’s Antonov An-225 Mriya, world’s heaviest aircraft, built in 1985. Vladimir Shehovstov, Canadian economic development advisor (first from right) has Ukrainian and Bulgarian roots. (May 2018)

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