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Rudy Kellar

Executive Vice President, Service Delivery

As Executive Vice President, Service Delivery at NAV CANADA, Rudy Kellar provides leadership and direction for Operations, Technical Operations and Engineering, ensuring effective alignment of these key functions in the provision of safe, efficient and cost effective air traffic services.
Mr. Kellar began his career in aviation in 1982, with Bradley Air Services (now known as First Air) working as a Dispatcher in Resolute Bay. He subsequently held various positions within management, where he played a role in the business development and growth of the airline into new cargo, passenger, and charter services.

From 2001-2005, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Air Contractors, a transport airline based in Dublin, Ireland, leading a successful repositioning of the company into new market segments. He was responsible for implementing the integration of overnight transport for national postal operations in the United Kingdom and France, as well as express carriers such as DHL and FEDEX. These efforts allowed the company to expand its customer base and profitability, while mitigating the effects of the industry downturn following 9/11. In addition to his duties at Air Contractors, he also served as the Vice Chairman of the Federation of Aerospace Enterprises, Ireland.

Mr. Kellar joined NAV CANADA in October 2005 as General Manager, Edmonton Flight Information Region. In 2007, he was appointed Vice President, Operations, and in 2012 was named Executive Vice President, Service Delivery. In these two executive positions, he has led enterprise-wide technology and service enhancements such as the introduction of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), modernised Domestic and Oceanic Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems, Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and Aeronautical Information Management (AIM). Under his continued leadership, and together with customers and industry partners, NAV CANADA is making significant progress in the application of new technologies for improving the safety and efficiency of the ANS in Canada and around the globe, with a special focus on collaborative initiatives to reduce customer fuel burn and GHG emissions.

Mr. Kellar is on the executive committee of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), and is on the Board of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA).