A team of high-level experts

Our team includes experienced and multidisciplinary professionals from the aviation industry: consultants, specialized engineers, air transport managers, airplane and helicopter pilots, flight dispatchers, air traffic controllers, training experts, airport operators, approach designers, etc.

Our experts work across the country to provide operational solutions that meet the highest quality standards.

MEET OUR TEAM OF

AIR TRANSPORTATION CONSULTANTS

Our specialized aviation consultants are at your disposal for the realization of your projects.
PRESIDENT - CEO

NATHALIE TOUSIGNANT

Founder of OCTANT Aviation, Nathalie Tousignant has over 30 years of experience in commercial and business aviation. She obtained her private pilot’s license in 1993. In addition to having been the instigator of an air cab service, the director of a flight training center, a member of the Nav Canada Board of Directors and its Navigation System Security Committee, she is the current president of the Association québécoise du transport aérien (AQTA).

As head of OCTANT, she is well aware of the realities of airports and air carriers and puts her know-how at the service of the industry’s various stakeholders. Her unique expertise allows her to manage complex projects, integrating regulatory, operational and economic aspects.

Her thoroughness, her concern for a job well done and her mobilizing leadership contribute to the excellence of OCTANT Aviation’s growing reputation.

Telephone: 450 678-4884
Cell : 514 246-1237

 

RENAUD DUNN SENIOR ADVISOR SGS AND AIR NAVIGATION
SENIOR CONSULTANT - SMS AND AIR NAVIGATION

RENAUD DUNN

Renaud Dunn is an airport safety management systems specialist who studied safety management at the University of Southern California and has worked in the aviation industry for over 35 years. During his career at Nav Canada, he has held positions as a Flight Service Specialist, Supervisor and Flight Service Station Manager. He has led several airspace review projects and various aeronautical studies, such as the risk analysis on the implementation of ADS-B at the Montreal FIR Area Control Centre.

Today, as a consultant for OCTANT Aviation, he brings his expertise in air safety management and airspace design to our clients.

Cell : 514 984-0359

 

MARIE-HÉLÈNE SIMARD SENIOR CONSULTANT STRATEGY AND REGULATION
SENIOR CONSULTANT - STRATEGY AND AVIATION REGULATIONS

MARIE-HÉLÈNE SIMARD

With over 40 years of experience in civil aviation, Marie-Hélène Simard is recognized for her expertise in regulatory matters. She founded and managed an aircraft charter, training, maintenance and engineering company. She has held management and executive positions at Transport Canada for over 10 years, including Director of Civil Aviation for Quebec. With over 10,000 hours of flight time, she holds an airline pilot’s license and an aircraft maintenance engineer’s license.

Marie-Hélène Simard works as a senior strategy and regulatory consultant at OCTANT Aviation. She assists our clients, including airports, heliports and airlines, in evaluating and improving their procedures and their compliance with safety standards and regulations.

Cell : 514 237-3015

 

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DENIS LALONDE SENIOR CONSULTANT LOGISTICS AND AIR SERVICE OPERATIONS
SENIOR CONSULTANT - LOGISTICS AND AIR SERVICES OPERATION

DENIS LALONDE

As a specialist in air transportation for over 40 years, Denis Lalonde has dedicated his entire career to providing aviation services for people in remote regions. He has planned, managed and ensured the transportation of over 1.5 million passengers from the Société d’énergie de la Baie James (SEBJ), mining companies, and both private and public sectors. Mr. Lalonde has also held key positions, including Director of Transport Services, General Services and Asset Management. He also was a member of SEBJ’s management committee for eight years. He was an advisor for various civil aviation consulting firms.

Today, Mr. Lalonde is a senior logistics and operations advisor for OCTANT Aviation. He recommends effective and efficient solutions so that clients can achieve their administrative, operational and financial objectives. Thanks to his expertise and leadership, he optimizes public and private air transportation services for passengers.

Cell: 514 973-0253

MARIE TOUSIGNANT SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES ADVISOR
SENIOR CONSULTANT - HUMAN RESOURCES

MARIE TOUSIGNANT

Marie Tousignant has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and has over twenty years’ experience in both the public and private sector. She has an enviable expertise in team management as well as support management teams.

Today, she is Senior Advisor in Human Resources for OCTANT Aviation. She assists managers in resolving day-to-day HR challenges. With a reputation for her pragmatic approach, Marie inspires confidence. She recommends concrete solutions that are adapted to the HR reality of each aviation company she works with.

Cell: 514 975-2883

PIERRE POURCIEL SENIOR TRAINING AND FLIGHT OPERATIONS ADVISOR
SENIOR CONSULTANT – TRAINING AND FLIGHT OPERATIONS

PIERRE POURCIEL

Pierre Pourciel is a Transport Canada delegated pilot examiner with nearly 40 years of aviation experience. He holds an airline pilot license for widebody and business jets (Boeing 727, Challenger, Cessna, Dash 8 series, Convair, Embraer, King Air Series), a helicopter airline pilot license (Bell, Agusta, Dauphin and Astar) and is a former Certified Aircraft Maintenance Technician. In addition to his service as a pilot, Mr. Pourciel was closely involved in several aircraft and helicopter acquisition projects while managing helicopter operations for medical evacuations. As an experienced instructor, Pierre has trained and evaluated over 250 helicopter pilots for their instrument rating. Since joining OCTANT Aviation as a consultant in 2019, Pierre’s expertise is frequently called upon for aircraft performance evaluation and station manager training mandates.

 

SMS CONSULTANT

ROGER MORRELL

With 28 years of experience in air traffic control, Roger Morrell is known for his autonomy and rigour. With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, he has strong analytical skills and a predisposition for teamwork.

In addition to his experience as an airport accountable executive, he has extensive experience teaching numerous aviation management courses. He is a recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Employee Excellence (NAV Canada -2016). He joins Octant Aviation as an Airport Safety Management Systems (SMS) consultant.

 

PIERRE TRUDEAU SENIOR ADVISOR EMERGENCY AND AIRPORT SECURITY
SENIOR CONSULTANT – AIRPORT EMERGENCY AND SAFETY

PIERRE TRUDEAU

With over 35 years of experience in the aerospace industry, Pierre Trudeau developed a vast expertise in civil and military aviation. As a CF-101 Voodoo navigator, flight operations officer, and information officer, Pierre enjoyed a long and brilliant career at National Defence.

Trained in airport emergency management and as coordinator in emergency preparedness, Pierre has supported airports since he first arrived at OCTANT Aviation. In addition, he advises clients on the writing of operations manuals as well as on airport safety programs. He regularly presents his awareness program on airport safety. He can assist or even coordinate your emergency exercises. Mr. Trudeau is recognized for his much-sought-after professional expertise.

Cell: 514 475-4433

JEAN MESSIER SENIOR CONSULTANT AIR NAVIGATION
SENIOR CONSULTANT – AIR NAVIGATION

JEAN MESSIER

As a pilot for nearly 40 years, Jean Messier has had an Airline Transport Pilot Licence since 2010. He is very active with the Hope Air organization, which offers Canadians in need access to healthcare.

After a successful career in the business world, Jean was Director and President of the Board of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA), which brings together 16,000 members across the country.

He has developed advanced expertise in general and private aviation. He has a profound insight of each sector and its challenges. Jean’s experience as well as his great analytical skills are much appreciated by our clients in general aviation (owners, schools, investors and airports). Jean is also frequently invited as an expert to set up and optimize instrument procedures.

Cell: 450 779-3303

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PROJECT MANAGER

PHILIPPE LARIVIÈRE

Highly qualified in project management, Philippe Larivière is part of the new generation of managers whose leadership is based on support, enhancement and pragmatism. Prior to joining our group, Philippe managed numerous large-scale civil engineering and architectural projects, both in the Greater Montreal area and in remote regions such as the Lower North Shore and Nunavut. In addition to having the opportunity to develop close ties with clients and partners in the aviation field, the various projects in which he has participated have allowed him to acquire a great ability to deal with complex logistics.

 

With a first degree in finance and project management and a second in construction engineering, he is known for his rigor, efficiency and adaptability. Philippe plays a key role in our organization and his expertise complements that of our team of high-level professionals.

 

Project Manager and Marketing

DIDIER HOULE

Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Political Science from Université de Montréal, he served as a communications manager for five years in a technical resource group and for 14 years as a construction project manager.

Recognizing the significance of developing community connections and leading projects with widespread benefits for all our customers.

 

FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER

BRICE LACH

An expert in air operations, Brice Lach has over 15 years of experience in aeronautics. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a strong analytical sense and a great predisposition for working under pressure. He has been a passionate aviator and pilot since the age of 16 and has taken several training courses at NATO’s prestigious training center.

After many years with the French Air Force as an air traffic controller, he served as site manager for the United Nations’ humanitarian air operations in Africa. Other strategic positions followed with renowned companies such as Adacel-Montréal.

His experience in the field as a manager, air traffic controller, team leader, and senior expert demonstrates his advanced skills, versatility, and leadership skills. He joins Octant Aviation’s proven team as Flight Operations Manager.

 

FRÉDÉRICK DUCHARME AIRPORT OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
AIRPORT OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

FRÉDÉRICK DUCHARME

A computer expert by trade, Fred was recruited by Air Transat and then obtained his private pilot’s license. Several Quebec aerodromes benefit from the systems he has designed over the years. Thanks to OCTANT, he is now positioned at the crossroads of aviation, technology, and safety, where challenges make the most of his expertise and versatility.

 

KAROLANN GIRARD LÉVESQUE SENIOR CONSULTANT AIR OPERATIONS & MANAGEMENT
SENIOR ADVISOR - AIRLINE OPERATIONS & MANAGEMENT

KAROLANN GIRARD LÉVESQUE

Karolann is a graduate of the Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg where she completed her flight dispatcher training. Recognized for her efficient and safe approach, Karolann is a manager who fosters team synergy and provides real leadership for our air service management center.

 

CONSULTANT - AIRPORT OPERATIONS

PHILIPPE LAVIGNE

Philippe has an Economics degree from York University and considerable business experience. At a young age, he owned and operated franchises, later to become a division manager for a construction company in the GTA. He has recently decided to pursue a career in aviation by enrolling into a fully integrated ATPL program.

Philippe joined the OCTANT team in 2020 during the air transport crisis to provide his expertise in project management and support our clients with their needs.

 

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PROJECT MANAGER

DAN MOUSSEAU

Following the completion of an advanced diploma in mechanical engineering, Dan Mousseau began his career as a mechanical designer. He later transitioned into a sales engineering role at a prominent supplier of defense and security equipment. In this role, he found considerable value in collaborating with clients in influential positions within the aviation, military, correctional services, and other governmental sectors. Dan dedicated over five years to delivering excellence in customer service at the company before embarking on his return to education to pursue his ultimate passion: aviation.

He has earned a frozen Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), acquired a Class 4 Flight Instructor rating, and actively teaches at a flight college. His professionalism, pragmatism, teamwork skills and in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry position him as an excellent choice for a project manager within our company.

 

MEDEVAC SUPERVISOR

MAUDE ST-AMOUR

Maude’s unwavering dedication, pragmatic approach, collaborative spirit, and in-depth understanding of the aviation industry make her an exceptional MEDEVAC supervisor within our organization.

Thanks to her extensive experience, both in customer service and in her representations in many countries, she will be able to deal with all types of situations encountered at Octant.

 

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

PETER PALKOVIK

Holder of a certification in Flight Dispatch (DEP) from the Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg, Peter Palkovic demonstrates a great sense of analysis and organization as well as undisputed problem-solving skills. In addition to being fluent in 3 languages ​​(French, English and Spanish), he uses his integrity and his ability to communicate within our organization.

RACHEL TREMBLAY SIMARD TENDER COORDINATOR
COORDINATOR FOR CALLS FOR TENDERS

RACHEL TREMBLAY SIMARD

Rachel has a degree in business administration and holds an airline pilot’s license. She has recently completed a certificate in air transport management. She joins the OCTANT Aviation team as a tender coordinator and project analyst. Her experience acquired with various operators allows her to adequately support our clients in the execution of their mandates.

 

RESERVATION AGENT

MATHILDE CARON

Mathilde Caron is known for her rigor, autonomy, sense of responsibility and ability to work as part of a team, and has a keen interest in aeronautics. After completing her military training and her “brevet d’initiation à l’aéronautique” in France, she is currently completing her Airline Transport Pilot Training (ATPL) at Collège Air Richelieu.

 

PROJECT MANAGER

REDA OUBELQASSE

After completing a bachelor’s degree in computer science, Reda Oubelqasse turned to his true passion: aeronautics. Recognized for his discipline, autonomy and ability to work as part of a team, he is currently completing a DEC in aircraft piloting. Also a search and rescue volunteer with L’Association Civile de Recherche et de Sauvetage Aériens (ACRSA), he joins our team in 2022, where he acts as an analyst and reservations agent, then as a project manager.

 

Flight dispatcher - Reservation agent

WILLIAM LAMBERT

Introduced to flight dispatch at OCTANT Aviation, William Lambert holds a private pilot’s license and is currently completing training as an airline transport pilot.

Respect, perseverance and self-control are values that define him, as evidenced by his appointment as Squadron Commander with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and his 2nd dan black belt in taekwondo.

ISABELLE OUELLETTE RESERVATION AGENT
RESERVATION AGENT

ISABELLE OUELLETTE

Isabelle joined our air services management department in the fall of 2021.

Having worked for many years in the event and logistics sector, Isabelle is always pragmatic and professional thanks to her calm temperament. Very useful qualities to solve the constraints related to air operations.

 

Frédérick Bernard
RESERVATION AGENT

FRÉDÉRICK BERNARD

In addition to his pragmatism, strong analytical skills and predisposition for collaborative work, Frédérick Bernard places great importance on customer service. More than 10 years’ experience as a customer service and technical support specialist with various Quebec companies have helped make him a proven and trustworthy reservations agent.

 

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RESERVATION AGENT

THÉO GRESSET

Methodical, results-oriented and an excellent communicator, Théo Gresset is part of the new generation of aeronautical specialists. With a baccalaureate in science and a DEC in piloting techniques with an integrated ATPL, he offers turnkey service to Octant Aviation customers.

 

RESERVATION AGENT

SABRINA GERMAIN

With a strong passion for aviation, she achieved the rank of Corporal in the Air Cadets at just 12 years old and had various customer service roles.

Known for her drive, cheerful demeanor, enthusiasm, and creativity, she can effectively meet the varied needs of our customers.

 

ALLAN CHAN FLIGHT DISPATCH SPECIALIST
FLIGHT DISPATCHER SPECIALIST

ALLAN CHAN

Allan, originally from Madagascar, is a commercial pilot who earned his Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL-A) at Collège Air Richelieu. On top of his duties as a flight dispatcher, Allan is well on his way to completing his flight instructor training.

 

Lucille Cornu
FLIGHT DISPATCHER

LUCILLE CORNU

Lucille Cornu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and chemistry, and is currently completing an integrated aircraft piloting technique (ATPL) at Air Richelieu College. Her ability to adapt, her ability to listen, her strong sense of autonomy and her propensity for collaborative work make her an invaluable addition to the flight dispatch team.

 

RESERVATION AGENT

LUDOVIC VAN WINDEN

Striving towards a successful career in aviation, Ludovic Van Winden holds a private pilot’s license, a night rating and is currently completing training for an airline transport pilot’s license (integrated ATPL program). Conscientious and highly adaptive, he puts customer service at the heart of his priorities.

 

FLIGHT DISPATCHER

CONNOR CLOËTTA

An aviation enthusiast, Connor Cloëtta obtained a private pilot’s license in 2021 and is currently finishing an ATPL integrated program with aspirations of becoming a commercial pilot. Concurrently, he serves as a flight dispatcher at Octant, where his meticulous and organized nature, coupled with his strong sense of responsibility, have earned him recognition as a valued team player.

 

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DARIO GIORGIO FLIGHT DISPATCHER
SUPERVISOR OF AEROMEDICAL OPERATIONS

DARIO GIORGIO

Dario was passionate about aviation from a young age and is currently completing his airline pilot training (ATPL-A) at Air Richelieu College. He joined the OCTANT Aviation team at the beginning of 2022, with the interest of discovering more about different aspects of our industry.

 

ELENA LASCOVA ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN
ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

ELENA LASCOVA

Skilled with numbers, rigorous and methodical, Elena ensures that the accounting books are kept properly at OCTANT Aviation. Before joining our team, she worked for one of the largest federations of community organizations in the country. Originally from Central Europe, Elena holds a degree in administration from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova.

 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

JULIE ROY

An experienced manager, Julie Roy stands out for her versatility. With a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, she worked in the medical field for many years, before turning to business. After a 10-year stay in Spain where she acted as a manager and entrepreneur, she then became a financial security advisor and director of business development within Quebec companies. Curious and organized, she stands out for her great business sense and her ability to prioritize customer service.

 

ALEXANDRE CARRIÈRE AIR OPERATIONS CONSULTANT
AIR OPERATIONS ADVISOR

ALEXANDRE CARRIÈRE

With an airline pilot’s license, Alexandre was an assistant director of operations and a bush pilot for an airline in Ontario.

He supervised complex missions, such as emergency flights with forest fires or police operations. He also organized various operations in Northern Ontario, particularly with native communities.

Its expertise in air operations is an asset to support our customers in their various projects.

 

Accounting Technician

LUDMILA VICOL

With a bachelor’s degree in finance and a degree in economics, Ludmilla Vicol works in the accounting department at OCTANT Aviation. She is fluent in 4 languages (French, English, Romanian, Russian) and stands out for her great sense of responsibility and integrity.

 

PROJECT ASSISTANT

FATOU FAYE

She holds a Specialized Certificate in Accounting from the Université du Québec à Montréal, a Master’s degree in Auditing and Management Control, and a Higher Diploma in Management in Dakar.

Known for her dynamism, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, she is poised to support us in the successful execution of all our projects.

 

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