Jazz Aviation LP appoints Kal Rebin to Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering
HALIFAX, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (“Jazz”) today announced
the appointment of Kal Rebin to Vice President, Maintenance and
Engineering effective immediately. In his new role, based in Toronto,
he will have responsibility for the overall management and direction of
Jazz’s maintenance and engineering division.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kal to this important role
in our organization,” said Jolene Mahody, Chief Operating Officer,
Jazz. “His proven leadership abilities along with his extensive
experience and knowledge of the Bombardier products in our fleet will
be invaluable to our team in further advancing Jazz’s competitive
Kal Rebin previously held the position of Director, Line Maintenance and
Engineering at Jazz, and has been instrumental in successful
negotiations related to commercial, labour and supplier agreements. Kal
has more than 29 years of related experience in the airline industry.
He began his career with Jazz in 1988 at Air Ontario, a predecessor
airline, as an aircraft engineer and has held numerous leadership
positions in line maintenance, engineering, heavy maintenance,
maintenance planning and operations control.
Kal holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of
Western Ontario and an Aircraft Engineering Diploma from Centennial
College. He has a Black Belt designation in Six Sigma (a business
process improvement philosophy) and holds a private pilot license.
Kal will replace Richard Steer who has resigned from Jazz to pursue
other career opportunities. “We thank Richard for his service and
contributions to Jazz over the past eight years, and wish him the best
in his future endeavours,” continued Mahody.
About Jazz Aviation LP
Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its
roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is wholly owned by Chorus Aviation
Inc. and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and
financial results in the North American aviation industry.
There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada
Express and Jazz.
Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada,
Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as
higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to and
from certain destinations in the United States. In the second quarter
of 2013, Jazz operated scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air
Canada with approximately 771 departures per weekday to 78 destinations
in Canada and in the United States with a fleet of Canadian-made
Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North
America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft 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.
For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca.
SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.