Consultants en gestion des besoins en aviation

Our team is comprised of many multidisciplinary and experienced aviation consultants: managers, planners, professional pilots, controllers, engineers and designers. Their long-standing expertise is recognized in the regional air transportation sector in Canada.

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

 

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

Hélène Tellier
Project Manager
Hélène Tellier

Hélène Tellier holds a B.A. in Political Science from Université de Montréal and a Master’s in International Management from HEC Montréal. Before joining the aviation industry, Hélène spent 15 years working in a number of other fields. Her expertise in project management, technical analysis, communication, marketing and managing partnerships in a variety of sectors (environment, energy, nanotechnology, importing and retail) is extremely valuable to our team.

 

Hélène’s awareness of environmental issues and the needs of remote communities enabled her to work for many years with Aboriginal communities in the James Bay area as part of a major infrastructure project. An eager learner and a versatile and efficient team member, she offers a unique perspective on issues related to aviation and demonstrates strong problem-solving and project management skills, especially when it comes to understanding the specific needs of northern regions.

 

Cell: 514 978-6221
htellier@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

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

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

Jean-François Viens
Senior consultant – Airport operations
Jean-François Viens

With nearly 25 years of experience in aviation and the aeronautics industry, primarily internationally, Jean-François Viens is an important asset for our team.

 

Jean-François has extensive and varied expertise in logistics planning and the management of airport operations. His involvement in NATO and UN peacekeeping operations in the Congo, Iraq and Afghanistan have also made him an expert at handling complex situations in inhospitable areas. His skills in technical problem resolution, his pragmatic approach and his ability to work under pressure are all major assets for OCTANT Aviation.

 

jfviens@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

Atmane Kheloufi
Operations coordinator
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

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
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

Gabriel Vincent
Flight dispatcher specialist
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

Nancy Roy
Reservation Agent
Nancy Roy

Nancy Roy completed a tourism techniques program and worked over 15 years for a major hotel chain before joining OCTANT Aviation. From reservations to customer service and aviation, Nancy has worked with every aspect of the hotel industry over her career and skilfully manages complex situations with calm and composure.

 

nroy@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

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

Chantal Beaulieu
Administrative Agent
Chantal Beaulieu

Chantal Beaulieu completed training in accounting and worked for about a decade at an aviation company before joining the OCTANT team, where she handles administrative and accounting tasks.

 

cbeaulieu@octantaviation.ca

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