Chorus Aviation subsidiary Jazz recognized for fostering psychologically healthy workplace - Jul 18, 2017

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Chorus Aviation subsidiary Jazz recognized for fostering psychologically healthy workplace

Jul 18, 2017

HALIFAX, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) announced today that subsidiary Jazz Aviation ('Jazz') has been recognized as an outstanding organization at the sixth Nova Scotia Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. Jazz was one of only four organizations honoured at the awards reception last evening in Halifax.

"Jazz employees are the lifeblood of our organization and we're committed to supporting their health and well-being," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "This award is a testament to the important work being done by our employee relations teams. With strong programs and policies in place, we will continue to attract Canada's best and brightest by offering the resources that allow employees to grow and succeed."

Nominee organizations participated in an extensive, multi-phased process. The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards committee reviewed programs and policies; interviewed management, committees, and employees; surveyed employees; and conducted workplace site visits. Organizations were judged on:

  • how they promote the physical and psychological health, safety, and wellness of employees;
  • whether they are supportive and inclusive, and help employees balance their work and nonwork demands;
  • how they involve employees in decision-making, and encourage employee growth and development, and
  • how they recognize employee accomplishments and initiatives.

"I congratulate Jazz on receiving this honour," said Joe Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chorus. "Jazz is an award-winning workplace and being honoured for fostering a psychologically healthy workplace further demonstrates that."

These awards are part of the American Psychological Association's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, which is offered in more than 49 states and provinces. The Nova Scotian program is sponsored by American Psychological Association, the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, Saint Mary's University, and the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

About Chorus

Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus was incorporated on September 27, 2010. Chorus' vision is to deliver regional aviation to the world. Chorus owns Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Aviation – companies that have long histories of safe and solid operations that deliver excellent customer service in the areas of contract flying operations, engineering, fleet management, and maintenance, repair and overhaul. Chorus has been leasing its owned regional aircraft into Jazz's Air Canada Express operation since 2009, and recently established Chorus Aviation Capital to become a leading, global provider of regional aircraft leases and support services. Chorus Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol 'CHR'. For more information about Chorus and its subsidiaries, see www.chorusaviation.ca.

About Jazz

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4,400 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are three divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express, Jazz Technical Services and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America, with a fleet of 117 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz Technical Services: Established in May 2016 as a separate division, Jazz Technical Services ('JTS') is dedicated to heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Bombardier aircraft. JTS provides MRO services to third parties while maintaining the dedication and commitment to its primary customer, Air Canada.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

 

SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.

For further information: Teri Udle, (902) 873-5047, Halifax, NS, tudle@chorusaviation.ca; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, ON, dwilliams@chorusaviation.ca


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