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About Us

Jazz is part of the Chorus Aviation group of companies. Chorus Aviation Inc. shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘CHR’.

Our vision

We deliver regional aviation to the world.

Our values

Listen, collaborate, improve.



Grow the business by leveraging our regional aviation expertise and strong relationships with customers and employees.


We deliver through our commitment to:

  • SAFETY: Safety is our top priority.
  • DIVERSITY: We are stronger through diversity. We celebrate our individual differences and unique perspectives.
  • QUALITY: We challenge ourselves to continuously improve and strive for excellence in all that we do.
  • COST COMPETITIVENESS: We provide cost competitive solutions.
  • ETHICS and INTEGRITY: We uphold and model the principles of integrity and ethical behaviour.

Corporate Fact Sheet

Number of destinations: 78. (In Canada: 59. In the United States: 19.)

No. of Employees: 4,600 total employees

680 Daily Flights Operated (approx., based on weekday operation)

Daily Passengers Carried: 30,000 (based on weekday operation)

Annual Passengers Carried: over 10.6 million (based on 2017 figures)


All Corporate Fact Sheet information current as of 1-April-2018.

Executive Management

Colin Copp

President, Jazz

Franco Giampa

Vice President, Airports and System Operations Control

Randolph deGooyer

Vice President, Commercial Services

Kirk Newhook

Vice President, Employee Relations

Gary Osborne

Vice President, Financial and Business Services

Steve Linthwaite

Vice President, Flight Operations

Kal Rebin

Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering

Bob Palmer

Vice President, Safety, Quality and Environment

Joseph Randell

President and Chief Executive Officer, Chorus Aviation Inc.

Rick Flynn

Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Chorus Aviation Inc.

Jolene Mahody

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chorus Aviation Inc.

Dennis Lopes

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Chorus Aviation Inc.

Laurel Clark

Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Chorus Aviation Inc.

Nathalie Megann

Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, Chorus Aviation Inc.

Awards and Recognition

This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people just starting their careers. Jazz received this award due to our participation in Seneca College’s Cadet Program, our partnership with the Collegiate Aviation Canada Group of Colleges, and our scholarships for students enrolled in Aircraft Maintenance Engineer programs.

Also recognized in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012.

This award recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. Jazz was recognized for promoting a culture that embraces diversity and fosters inclusion through a number of initiatives aimed at making current and prospective employees feel welcome and valued, and by forming resource groups to support employees’ personal and professional needs.

Also recognized in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

Jazz was named among Canada’s Safest Employers 2018 taking silver in the Transportation and Psychological Safety categories! At Jazz, our safety culture is top of mind every day. We are successful through all employees taking ownership of safety, without compromise. Our dedicated local workplace committees advance safety for all employees, and we have healthy and robust safety reporting across the organization. Our dynamic internal audit program works by identifying risks, process enhancement opportunities, and procedural changes – all with the goal of constantly striving to further advance safety within Jazz.

Jazz is pleased to be named an Employee Recommended Workplace by the Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell.

Also recognized in 2017.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft recognizes airlines and suppliers each year who have achieved exceptional performance in their respective areas of operations. These awards recognize carriers for achieving dispatch reliability rates of at least 99 per cent, in addition to the highest dispatch reliability performance in each aircraft category.

Also recognized in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013.

FlightStats publishes its On-Time Performance Services Awards annually to recognize those airlines that achieve consistently high performance and deliver on their promise to carry passengers to their destinations in a timely fashion. In selecting the top airlines, FlightStats examines carriers around the world that deliver the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.

Also recognized in 2015 and 2013.

This annual competition evaluates and identifies the employers in Atlantic Canada that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Jazz was recognized for supporting employee development, cultivating an ownership culture, and helping employees reach a work/life balance work through alternative work arrangements.

Also recognized in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

This annual survey chooses employers that lead in offering the most progressive human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. Jazz received this award based on our mentoring, apprenticeship and training programs, retirement planning assistance, and our “Jazz After Hours Club”, which organizes social activities for employees throughout the year.

Also recognized in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Jazz has won Apex Awards for our internal safety magazine, Focus on Safety.

Also recognized in 2016, 2015 and 2014.



The Air Canada Jazz brand is launched. This newly branded company has a long history comprised of regional airlines from coast to coast.


Jazz becomes an independent public entity. Newly formed Jazz Air Income Fund completes initial public offering.


Jazz Air Income Fund converts to Chorus Aviation Inc. (TSX: CHR). Jazz now owned by Chorus Aviation Inc.


Air Canada Express brand is launched.


Jazz and Air Canada renew commercial agreement with extension to 2025.


Jazz transitions heavy maintenance operation into separate MRO division; Jazz Technical Services (JTS).


Jazz takes delivery of our first CRJ900 with the new livery announced by Air Canada.