OTTAWA, October 20, 2014 – The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) announced today that it is launching a new scholarship program to help students pursuing post-secondary studies in an aviation-related program in Canada.

“The NACC is very pleased to be launching its scholarship program to encourage and recognize outstanding students who are pursuing their aviation dreams,” said Marc-André O’Rourke, Executive Director of the NACC.

“The air transportation sector in Canada plays a vital role in the country’s economic growth and prosperity and the NACC is proud to be doing its part to support a well-trained workforce for the future,” O’Rourke added.

The program awards two $1,500 scholarships to qualifying individuals whose studies relate to airline operations or management – including commercial pilot training – and avionics or aircraft maintenance.

The application deadline for this year’s NACC Scholarship Program is Monday, December 1st at 5 pm EST. Award recipients will be announced at the NACC’s annual summit in February 2015.

 For further information and eligibility requirements, please visit our website.

 About the National Airlines Council of Canada

The National Airlines Council of Canada is the trade association representing Canada’s largest national and international passenger air carriers: Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet. We promote safe, sustainable and competitive air travel through the development of policies, regulations and legislation that foster a world-class transportation system. Collectively, our member airlines carry over 50 million passengers annually, directly employ 46,000 people and create over 260,000 jobs.


For further information, please contact:

Marc-André O’Rourke, Executive Director
National Airlines Council of Canada
Tel.: 613-231-7223  [email protected]