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Pilot Training Planner

Company Description

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Stephenville, N.L,  Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Muskoka, Ont., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla.

Job Details

FUNCTION: Reporting to the Manager, Crew Resources, the Pilot Training Planner is responsible for all yearly, monthly, and daily training planning for all Pilots.


  • Projections and planning for all Pilot Training

  • Tracking and managing the scheduling of all Initial, Recurrent, Specialty, Requalification and Upgrade Pilot Training, including classrooms, instructors, resources, etc.

  • Coordination with various internal departments and with external vendors for training they provide to Porter Airlines’ pilots

  • Coordination with the Manager, Pilot Training on all matters related to training;

  • Managing the seniority training bid via the crew bidding software

  • Liaise with Transport Canada to request extensions on training as required

  • Track completion of training and ensure that appropriate parties are notified if a candidate fails or does not complete training, and coordinate with various individuals to set up remedial or additional training as required

  • Coordinate with Records Administrator to help ensure training records are up-to-date and accurate; including conducting and assisting in audits

  • Track and report qualifications for newly upgraded Captains and initial First-Officers

  • Assist Manager, Pilot Training and Manager, Crew Resources with preparations of their annual budgets

  • Providing courtesy reminders to the pilots and make training schedules available on-line;

  • Input scheduling and pay changes in crew scheduling software

  • Plan and adjust monthly schedules for Training Captains and Approved Check Pilots  

  • Availability outside of regular office hours when necessary

  • Additional duties as assigned by the Manager, Crew Resources



  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high-quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.


  • Minimum 2-years’ experience as a Crew Scheduler/Planner (or other relevant experience)

  • Knowledge of CrewTrac or FLICA software preferred

  • Knowledge of Canadian Aviation Regulations related to flight crew

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google documents

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and effective time management

  • Superior interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

  • Excellent decision-making ability

  • Self-starter with high motivation

  • Impartiality, integrity, tenacity, diplomacy and self-reliance are key attributes

  • Strong knowledge of FOQA, FDA, CARs, and safety management system requirements

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a cohesive unit

  • Fully computer literate with the ability to generate published documents


  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport – YTZ

  • August 13, 2019
  • 46-76-42


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