I think there are a number of factors (as is usually the case). Work ethic is seriously lacking from generation to generation, making many new pilots effectively unemployable. Pilots with work ethic are competing with a giant pool of other pilots for stagnant wages, worsening rotations and suspect maintenance practices. After a few years working for low wages and only for a portion of the year, it's easy to see why many elect to move on to driving logging trucks, pushing paper, or whatever job they worked to save up for the much coveted CPLH. Besides, who wants to be applying for a new job every winter?
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Former and current pilots at Air Georgian, which annually handles 62,000 Air Canada Express-branded flights, allege it has a troubling approach to safety and maintenance, but the airline said it is one of the country’s most audited airlines, and the results of those evaluations put it in “the top tier” of Canadian operators.
In "Skies Mag " in the news section, an article posted by the Financial Post "Cabin Pressure" shows the problem that Transport Canada is having with their monetary system "SMS". It reflects the same thing that is going on in the Helicopter Industry.
If they do not wish to carry out their Mandate, why don't they close up shop?????
ISO 9000 can do a better job.