Schedule

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

Pick up your badge and network with industry leaders
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Main Stage Presentation #1 (open to all)

Inside Canada’s aviation and aerospace industry
9:30 am – 10:15 am

Networking, Exhibit Floor and Static Display

Use these 45 minutes to speak with exhibitors or join your breakout sessions

9:35 am – 10:00 am - Breakout Sessions #1 (choose during ticket purchase)

Available sessions include: AME(maintenance, all aircraft); pilot fixed-wing; aerospace engineering; business aviation; airport operations
10:15 am – 10:45 am

Main Stage Presentation #2 (open to all)

Speaker: John Romane, Director of Line Maintenance and Person Responsible for Maintenance, WestJet

Building Your Career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

10:45 am – 11:30 am

Networking, Exhibit Floor and Static Display

Use these 45 minutes to speak with exhibitors or join your breakout sessions

10:50 am – 11:15 am - Breakout Sessions #2 (choose during ticket purchase)

Available sessions include: AME (maintenance, all aircraft); pilot helicopter; aerospace engineering; airline operations; military
11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Main Stage Presentation #3 (open to all)

Building Your Career as a Helicopter Pilot
12:00pm – 12:45 pm

Lunch, Networking, Exhibit Floor and Static Display

Grab some lunch and continue your conversations with some of Canada’s leading aviation organizations exhibiting at Careers in Aviation
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Main Stage Presentation #4 (open to all)

Speaker: Scott Campbell, Operations Manager, Southern Interior Flight Centre

Building Your Career as a Fixed-wing Pilot
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Networking, Exhibit Floor and Static Display

Use these 45 minutes to speak with exhibitors or join your breakout sessions

1:20 pm – 1:45 pm - Breakout Sessions #3 (choose during ticket purchase)

Available sessions include: AME (maintenance, all aircraft); pilot fixed-wing; aerospace engineering; business aviation; airport operations
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Main Stage Presentation #5 (open to all)

Speaker: Josh Kimelman, Service Engineering Manager, StandardAero

Building Your Career as an Aerospace Engineer
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Networking, Exhibit Floor and Static Display

Use these 45 minutes to speak with exhibitors or join your breakout sessions

2:35 pm – 3:00 pm - Breakout Sessions (choose during ticket purchase)

Available sessions include: AME(maintenance, all aircraft); pilot fixed-wing; pilot helicopter; aerospace engineering; airline operations; military
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Prizes Draw, Wrap up and Networking

Take the time to find that person you haven't connected with yet. Casual networking will continue until 3:30 pm when venue closes.

Speakers

John Romane
Director of Line Maintenance and Person Responsible for Maintenance, WestJet

John Romane started his aviation career in 1991 when he enrolled at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He then began in Airframe Overhaul with Field Aviation located at Calgary International Airport, YYC, working as an apprentice in structures and maintenance. Romane then joined the business and private aviation sector with SunWest Aviation, also based out of YYC, and finished off his AME-M and AME-S Licences working small piston and turbine powered aircraft.

Romane then transitioned over to the large category aircraft with WestJet in 2000 where he has worked in Line Maintenance and Technical Training. He led various WestJet teams in Technical Training (WJ ATO), Reliability, Maintenance Programs, Aircraft Configurations and Acquisitions, Engineering, Maintenance Control, and Line Maintenance. Romane was heavily involved with on boarding WestJet’s first three Boeing 787 Dreamliners before moving into his current position of leading Line Maintenance.



Venue

Southport Aerospace Centre Inc.

85 Musketeer Rd W
Southport, MB
R0H 1N0

Southport Accommodations

Southport has two accommodation buildings, Barker Suites and Mynarski House, for your next stay in the Portage la Prairie region. Our accommodations are available for your next event or training session and are within walking distance from our on-site airport, recreation centre, and classroom space.


Barker Suites
100 Musketeer Road East
Southport, MB R0H 1N1

$130/night

View on Google Maps here


Mynarski House
230 Centennaire Drive
Southport, MB R0H 1N0

$90/night

View on Google Maps here

Book your stay at either location here: https://southport.ca/36/accommodations

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