Jazz Aviation’s Capt Nick Seemel honoured with ALPA Air Safety Award

Jazz Aviation Press Release | July 18, 2019

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Jazz Aviation LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., announced that the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) presented Capt Nick Seemel with its prestigious Air Safety Award for his outstanding leadership in aviation safety. Seemel was honoured with this award at ALPA’s 65th Air Safety Forum held July 18 in Washington, D.C.

A Jazz Aviation pilot for more than 30 years, Seemel is a leader whose work to enhance safety in Canadian aviation has earned him the respect of his fellow pilots and airline management.

“Capt Seemel has devoted his career to improving aviation safety and his hard work has made Jazz a better place for all employees,” said Capt Steve Linthwaite, vice-president, Flight Operations at Jazz. “We thank him for his unwavering commitment to safety and congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.”

In his role as the air safety coordinator for ALPA Canada, he leads a team of pilot volunteers whose focus is to ensure the highest standards of aviation safety. A strong advocate for safety reporting programs, he assisted in instructing ALPA pilots on the implementation of safety management systems, the non-punitive safety reporting process that has contributed to greatly advance aviation safety in North America.

“Capt Seemel is a dedicated Jazz employee who demonstrates collaboration, teamwork and the pursuit of safety excellence which has benefited us all and will continue to drive our safety culture for years to come,” said Capt Bob Palmer, vice-president – Safety, Quality and Environment at Jazz. “It is an honour to work closely with such a committed safety representative.”

Seemel is a line training captain at Jazz Aviation. He continues to share his world-leading expertise on safety management systems as a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Safety Management Panel, which is currently reviewing and amending international standards.

The ALPA Air Safety Award is presented yearly to recognize outstanding contributions by ALPA members in the field of air safety. ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing more than 62,000 pilots at 35 airlines in Canada and the United States.

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