Vice President, Safety and Quality
As Vice President, Safety and Quality Mr. Lachance is
responsible for the NAV CANADA safety management program which provides
internal safety oversight of the management of operational risk as required by
the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
His responsibilities include establishing safety policy,
assessing the effectiveness of risk management policies, practices and
procedures and collecting and analyzing risk-related data.
In addition, Mr. Lachance reports on safety
performance to the Board of Directors Safety Committee and co-chairs the
joint NAV CANADA / Transport Canada Safety Oversight Committee.
Mr. Lachance began his career as a VFR Air Traffic
Controller with Transport Canada in 1977. After qualifying as an IFR Controller
in 1980, he became a supervisor in 1983 and a Standards Officer in 1988. He continued
to assume progressively more senior positions, including Unit Chief of the
Quebec Tower and Terminal Control Unit (TCU) and Operations Manager of the
Since transferring to NAV CANADA in 1996, he has served in
numerous senior operational positions including General Manager, Montreal
Flight Information Region (FIR), Director, Safety and System Performance, Assistant
Vice President, Operational Support, and most recently Vice President,