Consultants en gestion des besoins en aviation

Our team brings together experienced, multi-disciplinary aviation professionals: airport consultants and engineers, air transport managers, fixed and rotary wing pilots, flight dispatchers, air traffic controllers, training experts, airport operators and approach designers. OCTANT Aviation works all across the country to provide operational solutions meeting the highest quality standards.

Meet our team of

aerospace consultants

Our specialized consultants in aviation can help you to successfully carry out any project you have.

Nathalie Tousignant
President - CEO
Nathalie Tousignant

Nathalie Tousignant is President and CEO of OCTANT Aviation. She has over 20 years’ experience in commercial and business aviation. She was the founder of an air taxi service and was the director of a pilot training center. Ms. Tousignant was also a member of Nav Canada’s board of directors as well as its navigation system security committee. She has held a private pilot license since 1993.

 

As President and CEO of OCTANT Aviation, Nathalie Tousignant offers strategic consulting services to aviation organizations. Attuned to the needs of regional airports and airlines, she manages complex projects—all while paying close attention to their regulatory, operational and economic aspects. Her unique expertise and mobilizing leadership greatly contribute to OCTANT Aviation’s growing reputation.

 

Telephone: 450 678-4884
Cell: 514 246-1237
ntousignant@octantaviation.ca

Renaud Dunn
Senior Consultant - SMS and Air Navigation
Renaud Dunn

As a specialist in airport safety management systems, Renaud Dunn has worked in the aviation sector for over 35 years. He studied security management at the University of Southern California. Throughout his career at Nav Canada, Mr. Dunn held several roles as a flight information specialist and manager of the flight services station. Mr. Dunn also performed many airspace reviews and aerospace studies, including a risk analysis for the implementation of ADS-B at the Montréal FIR regional area control center.

 

Now a consultant for OCTANT Aviation, Mr. Dunn shares his rich experience in aviation security management and designing new airspace. With the utmost precision, he advises clients in air navigation and implementing airport security management systems.

 

Cell: 514 984-0359
rdunn@octantaviation.ca

Marie-Hélène Simard 
Senior Consultant - Strategy and Aviation Regulations
Marie-Hélène Simard 

Marie-Hélène has over 40 years of experience in civil aviation and is recognized for her expertise in aviation regulations. She founded and managed a company that specialized in chartered aircraft services (in Canada and abroad), as well as training, maintenance and engineering services in the field of aviation. Marie-Hélène has also held several management positions at Transport Canada for over 10 years, during which she was Director of Civil Aviation for the province of Quebec.

 

Having carried out over 10,000 flight hours, Marie-Hélène has an Airline Transport Pilot Licence and an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence.  

 

Marie-Hélène is OCTANT Aviation’s Senior Advisor for strategy and aviation regulations. She works with a wide range of clients, including airports, heliports and airlines, and helps them evaluate and improve both their procedures and compliance with safety and security standards, as well as regulations. Marie-Hélène also assists clients in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS), obtaining certifications and conducting impact assessments.

 

Cell: 514 237-3015
mhsimard@octantaviation.ca                

Denis Lalonde
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
dlalonde@octantaviation.ca

 

Marie Tousignant
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
mtousignant@octantaviation.ca

Pascal Garreau
Senior Consultant - Business Strategy
Pascal Garreau

Pascal holds a university degree in Public Policy and in Planning. He made his mark in both Europe and Canada as a manager for private (investors, industrial groups, associations) and public (European Commission, ministries, local communities) clients.

 

He has an in-depth knowledge of management consulting tools, which enables him to spearhead a wide variety of projects, such as conducting market studies, carrying out impact assessments, evaluating and optimizing public policy, supporting the decision-making process, and lobbying.

 

Pascal has developed a recognized expertise in addressing the challenges related to airports and airlines development and in improving their economic impacts—all while considering environmental footprint on local stakeholders.

 

Curious by nature, his creative and innovative approach significantly increases the efficiency with which client projects are carried out.

 

Cell: 514 797-9547
pgarreau@octantaviation.ca

Pierre Pourciel
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.

 

ppourciel@octantaviation.ca

Pierre Trudeau
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
ptrudeau@octantaviation.ca

Jean Messier
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
jmessier@octantaviation.ca

Pierre-André Roux
Senior Consultant - Business Strategy
Pierre-André Roux

With an MBA and Master’s Degree in Political Economy, Pierre-André Roux also holds an airline pilot licence. As the Editor-in-Chief and Head Writer for Air magazine, the business magazine dedicated to the air transportation industry, Mr. Roux has extensively covered aviation in Québec. His rich and varied experience in the air transport industry gave him the opportunity to become the interim President and General Manager of the Association québécoise du transport aérien (AQTA).

 

Thanks to his flight experience with national and regional airlines, Mr. Roux has an in-depth understanding of the specific context and operational challenges domestic airlines face. His expertise caters to a very diversified clientele.

 

paroux@octantaviation.ca

Nathalie Beaulieu
Senior Consultant - Air Services Operation and Management
Nathalie Beaulieu

With over 20 years of experience in aircraft operational management, Nathalie Beaulieu has an advanced expertise in coordinating national and international flights (medical evacuations, private flights, etc.).

 

She also has a proven track record in managing special projects, such as flight monitoring training, quality control and implementing safety management systems (SMS).

 

Nathalie got her glider and private pilot license in 1997 and 1998. She was a member and president of the Québec Chapter of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA).

 

Cell: 514 949-3077
nbeaulieu@octantaviation.ca

Charles-Eric Lamarche
Senior Consultant - Air Services Operation and Management
Charles-Eric Lamarche

A graduate in flight dispatch, Charles-Éric Lamarche has carved out a place for himself in the Canadian aviation industry over the past 20 years. He began his career as a flight dispatcher with Skyservice Aviation where he gained an invaluable experience in operating a diverse fleet of both regional and international aircraft.

His work then took him to the Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg (CFTC), where he was responsible for their “Flight Dispatch” program. He has taught nearly 240 dispatchers, many of whom still work with various Canadian carriers. 

 

Charles-Éric joined the Nav Canada operations management team as a Site Manager. During this period, he managed the flight service stations in Kuujjuaq, La Grande Rivière, Mont-Joli and Sept-Îles, as well as the flight information center (FIC) in Quebec.

 

In 2015, Charles-Éric played a key role in the development of our flight operations management service at OCTANT Aviation. His operational and strategic understanding of air transport issues, coupled with his ability to effectively communicate them, makes him a distinguished expert in his field. His many professional qualities enable him to offer an informative and experienced advisory service in aeronautics.

 

Cell: 418-952-7731

celamarche@octantaviation.ca

Atmane Kheloufi
Administrative & Contract Manager
Atmane Kheloufi

After working as a customer service representative at JFK Airport in New York, Atmane competed his flight dispatcher training at the Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg (CFTC) before joining the OCTANT Aviation team. In this role, he has been in charge of airport operations in Nunavut.

 

akheloufi@octantaviation.ca

Benjamin Whidden
Senior consultant - Airport Operations
Benjamin Whidden

Ben developed his passion and expertise for the airport industry working in Northern Quebec as Assistant Director for the Kativik Regional Government Transportation Department, where he was responsible for overseeing the airport management & operations of a network of 14 airports.

Thanks to his expertise in SMS, regulation and projects involving Transport Canada and Transport Québec, Ben supports airports while they face the most complex challenges. Ben’s airport management experience is a remarkable addition to the OCTANT team.

 

bwhidden@octantaviation.ca

Alexandre Carrière
Air Operations Consultant
Alexandre Carrière

Holder of an airline pilot’s license, Alexandre was assistant operations manager and bush pilot for a carrier in Ontario.

He oversaw complex missions, such as emergency flights related to forest fires as well as police operations. He also organized various operations in Northern Ontario, particularly with Aboriginal communities.

His expertise in aerial operations is an asset to support our customers in their various projects.

 

acarriere@octantaviation.ca

Jeremy Gendron
Airport Operations coordinator
Jeremy Gendron

A graduate of the Centre de Formation en Transport de Charlesbourg, Jeremy has been working in the airline industry for several years, first as a scheduler at Air Creebec, then as a station manager at the La Grande 3 airport. Jeremy joined OCTANT Aviation as an Airport Operations Coordinator where he supports the team in charge of the operations of a private airport in Nunavik.

 

jgendron@octantaviation.ca

Jefferson Duplain-Laferrière
Airport Operations coordinator
Jefferson Duplain-Laferrière

With nearly fifteen years of experience in the Canadian Armed Forces, including nine as an air traffic controller, Jefferson Duplain-Laferrière has an exceptional working knowledge of airport operations. Jefferson joined the OCTANT Aviation team in the fall of 2019 and has since worked as an Airport Operations Coordinator at a private airport in Nunavut where he manages all of the operations. Jefferson also holds a pilot’s license.

 

jduplain@octantaviation.ca

Mathieu Côté
Air Navigation Coordinator
Mathieu Côté

Mathieu has always been passionate about aviation; he holds a commercial pilot license and has completed the Integrated Airline Pilot Training (ATPL-A) at Collège Air Richelieu. Having always been interested in various aspects of air transport, he gained significant experience holding different positions in this industry before becoming the Air Navigation Coordinator at OCTANT Aviation. Thanks to this 360-degree perspective and his expertise, Mathieu can successfully complete our clients’ projects.

 

mcote@octantaviation.ca

Philippe Lavigne
Bids & Tenders Coordinator
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.

 

plavigne@octantaviation.ca

Jess Carignan
Flight dispatcher specialist & Analyst
Jess Carignan

Jess Carignan completed his training at the Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg (CFTC). He has solid expertise in flight dispatch and flight planning and an excellent understanding of airlines’ day-to-day operations. His experience in the field helps the team tackle the daily challenges associated with running an airport. In addition to his flight dispatcher role, Jess Carignan acts as an analyst to help facilitate decision-making for clients of OCTANT Aviation.

 

jcarignan@octantaviation.ca

Adrien Rodriguez
Flight dispatcher specialist & Communications Manager
Adrien Rodriguez

Adrien has been passionate about aeronautics for as long as he can remember. He completed his flight dispatcher and passenger service agent training at the ESMA Aviation Academy in France. In addition to his flight dispatcher responsibilities, Adrien is in charge of OCTANT Aviation’s social media presence, a role in which he applies his interest in communication and marketing.

 

arodriguez@octantaviation.ca

Olivier Leclerc
Flight dispatcher specialist
Olivier Leclerc

Olivier began his aviation career as a ramp agent at the Jean-Lesage international airport. Dedicated to growing his skills in the industry, he decided to obtain his flight dispatcher diploma from the Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg (CFTC). At the end of his training, he acted as an aerial operations quality controller for the SOPFIM. Olivier has recently joined the OCTANT Aviation team to broaden his experience in aerial operations. 

 

oleclerc@octantaviation.ca

Gabriel Vincent
Operations coordinator
Gabriel Vincent

Gabriel Vincent first entered the aviation industry in 2015. He completed flight dispatcher specialist training at the Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg (CFTC) and the Sheffield School of Aeronautics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and joined the team at OCTANT Aviation in 2016. He also works as a flight attendant for a Canadian airline.

 

gvincent@octantaviation.ca

Delphine Monsallier-Gingras
Reservation Agent
Delphine Monsallier-Gingras

Delphine Montsallier-Gingras has been working as a Reservation Agent at OCTANT Aviation since 2017. She is multilingual and mainly works with clients with special needs. Delphine has solid customer service skills, a strong asset for the team.

 

dmonsallier@octantaviation.ca

Inés Corpas Ruiz
Reservation Agent
Inés Corpas Ruiz

Inés Corpas speaks four languages and has completed tourism industry training. She has diverse experience in the hotel industry and tourism sector in France and Spain. Inés recently moved to Canada and joined the OCTANT Aviation team in 2019.

 

icorpas@octantaviation.ca

Karolann Girard Lévesque
Flight dispatcher specialist & Reservation Agent
Karolann Girard Lévesque

Karolann is graduated from the Centre de Formation en Transport de Charlesbourg where she completed a flight dispatcher training. Her training and solid experience in customer service will be put to good use as a Flight Dispatch Specialist and Reservation Agent.

 

kgirardlevesque@octantaviation.ca

Nathalie Lainé
Executive Director
Nathalie Lainé

Nathalie Lainé earned a B.A. in Business Administration and worked 20 years as an administrator/accountant for a major travel wholesaler.

 

Besides her accounting skills, Nathalie contributes her energy, team spirit and strong organizational skills to the team. A dynamic problem-solver, she leads administrative projects at OCTANT Aviation and offers the team steadfast support with a wide range of aviation and company-related tasks.

 

nalaine@octantaviation.ca

Elena Lascova
Accountant
Elena Lascova

A rigorous and methodical professional with a talent for numbers, Elena takes care of OCTANT Aviation’s accounting needs. Before joining our team, Elena 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. Her training and expertise made her more than qualified to join the world of aviation and our company.

 

elascova@octantaviation.ca

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