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

 

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
Project Manager
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

 

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                

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

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

 

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

 

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-André Roux
Consultant - Strategic Studies
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.

 

Cell: 418 925-8994
paroux@octantaviation.ca

 

 

Charlotte Baril
Executive Director
Charlotte Baril

With over 30 years of experience in management and human resources, Charlotte is the Executive Director of OCTANT Aviation. She was the Director of credit recovery and human resources for 17 years for a private company. Ms. Baril was also General Manager for a municipal library and owner of a firm specializing in copy editing. She has also been a member of several boards of directors.

Ms. Baril supervises OCTANT Aviation’s administration and marketing departments. She is recognized for her amazing work, organizational skills, versatility and her ability to adapt to any challenge.

Telephone: 450 678-4884
Cell: 514 775-9547
cbaril@octantaviation.ca

 

 

Jess Carignan
Flight Dispatcher Specialist
Jess Carignan
Chantal Beaulieu 
Administrative Agent
Chantal Beaulieu 
Delphine Monsallier-Gingras
Reservation Agent
Delphine Monsallier-Gingras
Nancy Roy
Reservation Agent
Nancy Roy
Gabriel Vincent
Flight dispatcher specialist
Gabriel Vincent

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