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

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

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

Karolann Girard Levesque
Senior Consultant - Air Services Operation Management
Karolann Girard Levesque

Karolann is a graduate of the Centre de Formation en Transport de Charlesbourg, where she earned her flight dispatch diploma. Her talents as a synergy-minded team leader are invaluable to our air services management centre, as is her steadfast commitment to safety and efficiency.

 

kgirardlevesque@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

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.

 

jlaferriere@octantaviation.ca

Francine Losier
Airport Operations Coordinator
Francine Losier

In her 35-year career as a flight services specialist for NAV Canada, Francine worked at flight service stations in Charlo, Fredericton, and Saint John, New Brunswick. In 2021, she joined OCTANT Aviation as our Airport Operations Coordinator, where she plays an integral role in the operations team for a private airport in Nunavik.

 

flosier@octantaviation.ca

Frédérick Ducharme
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.

 

fducharme@octantaviation.ca

Philippe Levesque
Special Projects Manager
Philippe Levesque

During his five years as a ground controller in the Canadian Armed Forces, Philippe discovered a passion for air logistics and acquired hands-on experience in air operations. He subsequently served as Operations and Surveillance Centre Supervisor at Exo as well as Head of Coordination and Air Logistics for an emergency medical evacuation provider. He joined OCTANT Aviation in winter 2022 as Director, Special Projects. Philippe also has a balloon pilot licence.

 

plevesque@octantaviation.ca

Marjorie Fournier
Projects Manager
Marjorie Fournier

As an undergraduate at the University of Sherbrooke, Marjorie earned a degree in Applied Politics with a major in International Relations. Her subsequent career path led her to the world of aviation, which has always held a special fascination for her. Marjorie’s persistence, integrity, and strong work ethic are an undeniable boon to the team.

 

mfournier@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

Rachel Tremblay Simard
Bids & Tender Coordinator
Rachel Tremblay Simard

Rachel has a degree in Business Administration as well as her Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL-A). She has also recently completed a certificate in Air Transportation Management. Her professional experience with several air operators has equipped her with the tools she needs to work hand in hand with our clients as part of her role as Bid Coordinator and Project Analyst.

 

rtremblaysimard@octantaviation.ca

Philippe Lavigne
Bids & Tender 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

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

Jérémy Faccin
Sales Coordinator
Jérémy Faccin

He may be young, but Jérémy already has extensive experience in flight safety, audits, and air operations. He holds both a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering and an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL-A). In his capacity as Sales Coordinator, Jérémy is responsible for supporting our AKILA application team.

 

jfaccin@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

Cédric Antoine
Flight dispatcher specialist
Cédric Antoine

With a master’s degree in engineering already under his belt, Cédric is now pursuing his Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL-A) at Collège Air Richelieu. He became a member of the OCTANT Aviation team in 2021. He splits his time between dispatching for our medevac flights and contributing his insights to various projects as an analyst. 

 

cantoine@octantaviation.ca

Allan Chan
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.

 

achan@octantaviation.ca

Dario Giorgio
Flight dispatcher specialist
Dario Giorgio

An aviation fanatic from a young age, Dario is currently pursuing his Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL-A) at Collège Air Richelieu. He joined the OCTANT Aviation team in early 2022 to learn more about the ins and outs of his chosen career path and to start making his own contributions to the industry.

 

dgiorgio@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

Lorraine Robertson
Reservation Agent
Lorraine Robertson

Lorraine brings to her role at OCTANT Aviation the wealth of experience in customer service that she acquired while working for a major Canadian airline. She also worked in the health-care field for many years as an occupational therapist. Lorraine is an outstanding team player, always going above and beyond in any situation.

 

lrobertson@octantaviation.ca

Isabelle Ouellette
Reservation Agent
Isabelle Ouellette

Isabelle joined our aviation services management team in the fall of 2021. She draws on her in-depth experience in events and logistics to meet any and all operational challenges that come her way with the utmost in composure, efficiency, and professionalism.

 

iouellette@octantaviation.ca

Elena Lascova
Accounting Technician
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

Kataline Beauséjour
Accounting Technician
Kataline Beauséjour

Kataline has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and administration. She is remarkably well organized and detail oriented. With her go-getter attitude, what others might see as a problem to be overcome, Kataline sees as an opportunity to be seized. 

 

kbeausejour@octantaviation.ca

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