Founded in 1988, Montair was established with the goal of training future professional pilots to a skill and knowledge level that would allow them to serve the airline industry with minimal further training required. To achieve this goal Montair set about running scheduled flights in its Pilatus PC12 aircraft, allowing the flight instructors to gain valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto their students.
Due to strong demand for skilled airline pilots from China’s rapidly growing aviation industry, the company took a new direction in 2005. Montair was and continues to be one of the few schools around the world to receive approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to train airline pilots. The company is able to use the experience gained from running a commercial operation as well as years of experience and apply it to building an advanced airline training program, designed to provide the most professional, highly skilled pilots to the airlines. To date, Montair has trained and graduated hundreds of airline pilots, a number that continues to grow.
Our purpose-built facilities at the Pitt Meadows Airport (CYPK) and Red Deer Airport (YQF) allow pilot training for students from Canada and around the world with on-site accommodation, clean and modern classrooms equipped with the latest technology, multi-crew simulator and a fleet of aircraft equipped with state of the art instrument and navigation equipment.
Montair is currently expanding its training program both in terms of student capacity and the acquisition of additional training assets, and we primarily focus on Instructor Rating program and Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence, which is designed to streamline a candidate’s training and prepare for transition into the airlines.