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Interview, BNN Business News

Outlook for the Bombardier C-Series

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Radio-Canada Interview

Inverview – Radio-Canada

Faut pas croire tout ce qu’on dit (Radio-Canada)

Sécurité aérienne : où allons-nous?

Montreal, April 4th 2015  >>

> Link to the interview

Pierre Jeanniot appeared on Radio Canada (above) and the Business News Network to discuss recent problems with the Boeing 787


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Pierre Jeanniot - Biographie - Aux commandes du ciel

Pierre Jeanniot – Aux Commandes du Ciel – Biographie

Pierre Jeanniot – Aux Commandes du Ciel
Biography by Jacqueline Cardinal and Laurent Lapierre
Press release
Montreal, October 27, 2009  >>

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Pierre Jeanniot: Aux Commandes du Ciel (biography)

Pierre Jeanniot - Biographie - Aux commandes du ciel

Aspiring leaders of international aviation in need of a role model could turn to Pierre Jeanniot, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada and Director General Emeritus of the International Air Transport Association – who early in his career invented the black box “out of necessity, to save my job”.

In a biography recently published by the Presses de l’Université du Québec, Jacqueline Cardinal and Laurent Lapierre retrace the life of Pierre Jeanniot, a boy from a tiny Jura mountain village in France who grew to develop the leadership qualities which led him to become known as “the ambassador of international civil aviation”. This exciting and inspiring biography explores:

  • How he learned to survive – and thrive –in occupied France and the bombardment of Rome
  • His struggle to achieve higher education for himself and others, which led him to play a major role in the founding of the Université of Québec
  • How, under his direction, Air Canada chose Airbus to renew its fleet
  • How he successfully privatized Air Canada despite numerous obstacles
  • How his IATA address in Amman set the 21st century priorities for international civil aviation: accident prevention, safeguarding the environment, and using advanced technologies
  • The importance of diplomacy in overcoming political obstacles in countries such as Iran, Libya, North Korea and the Middle East
  • Re-starting the air system in the aftermath of September 11
  • Life after IATA – and the need to continue to re-invent oneself

For further information contact:

Diep Truong
GGA Communications, Media Relations
Tel. +1 (514) 524 7348
E-mail: diep@exergue.ca



Pierre Jeanniot – Aux Commandes du Ciel
Biographie par Jacqueline Cardinal et Laurent Lapierre
Communiqué de presse
Montréal, 27 Octobre, 2009

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Pierre Jeanniot: Aux Commandes du Ciel (biography)

Pierre Jeanniot - Biographie - Aux commandes du ciel

Ceux qui aspirent à un rôle de leader dans le domaine de l’aviation internationale et qui se cherchent un modèle pourraient se tourner vers Pierre Jeanniot, ancien PDG d’Air Canada et ancien Directeur général émérite de l’IATA (International Air Transport Association) – qui, plus tôt dans sa carrière, inventa la boîte noire parce qu’il en avait besoin pour sauver son emploi.

Dans une biographie publiée récemment par les Presses de l’Université du Québec, Jacqueline Cardinal et Laurent Lapierre retracent la vie de Pierre Jeanniot, originaire d’un petit village des montagnes du Jura, en France, qui grandit en développant des qualités de leadership qui l’amenèrent à être reconnu comme “l’Ambassadeur de l’aviation civile internationale’’. Cette excitante et inspirante biographie nous dévoile:

  • Comment il apprend à survivre et à se débrouiller dans la France occupée et pendant le bombardement de Rome
  • Sa lutte pour accéder à des études supérieures pour lui-même et pour les autres, ce qui l’amènera à jouer un rôle important dans la fondation de l’Université du Québec
  • Comment, sous sa direction, Air Canada a choisi Airbus pour renouveler sa flotte
  • Comment il privatisa avec succès Air Canada, en dépit de nombreux d’obstacles
  • Comment son discours au nom de l’IATA à Amman, établit les grandes priorités du 21e siècle pour l’aviation civile : la prévention d’accidents, la protection de l’environnement et l’utilisation des toutes dernières technologies
  • L’importance de la diplomatie dans la résolution des problèmes politiques avec des pays tels que l’Iran, la Lybie, la Corée du Nord et des régions comme le Moyen-Orient
  • Le redémarrage du système de transport aérien après le 11 Septembre
  • La vie après l’IATA et le besoin de continuer à se réinventer

Pour plus d’information contactez:

Diep Truong
GGA Communications, Media Relations
Tel. +1 (514) 524 7348
E-mail: diep@exergue.ca

Pandemics: Travel and Tourism Should Join the Fight

Pandemics: Travel and Tourism Should Join the Fight
Press release
Ajaccio, Corsica, October 5, 2009  >>

After a long and distinguished career in the airline industry, Pierre J. Jeanniot, former CEO of Air Canada and former Director General of IATA, has a new vocation: raising funds to fight pandemic diseases. As such, he has agreed to become the Founding Chairman of the Foundation on Antivirals (FAV).

“Almost every country in the world now enjoys international airline service. Any point in the world can be reached in less than a day – and this vast network can allow pandemic infections to circle the globe in a matter of hours. The travel and tourism industry has already suffered a great deal from virus-caused pandemics, and has much to gain from the development of successful, affordable antiviral therapies.”

Pierre Jeanniot was addressing an international symposium of some 100 leading scientists and researchers from around the world meeting in Ajaccio, Corsica. They are members of the International Consortium on Anti-Virals (ICAV), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of new therapies for infectious diseases and to making them available to all “regardless of national boundaries, geopolitical and economic constraints”.

“Developing new antiviral therapies is a very expensive proposition.”

“The first stage in the development of a therapy – discovering new and promising antivirals – is largely supported by ICAV-affiliated researchers. The latter stages – when commercialization is anticipated – can be supported by pharmaceutical companies. But, the critical stages of pre-clinical and clinical trials receive little public or industry support.”

“To fill this funding gap, the Foundation on Antivirals (FAV) has entered into a partnership with the International Consortium on Anti-Virals (ICAV) to seek the support not only of the travel and tourism industry, but also of major international corporations which could be the most affected by the propagation of viruses … given their globe-spanning activities”, said Jeanniot.

“The SARS epidemic of 2003 was a wake-up call. It caused global damage estimated at $300 billion and drove the travel and tourism industry into a financial crisis.”

“Modern science may have reduced the impact of infectious diseases on local populations – in the developed world at least – but modern travel has extended their range and the speed with which they spread, particularly in developing regions. Much remains to be done.”

FAV and ICAV’s objective is to facilitate and accelerate research into new, efficient and less costly antiviral medicines for the benefit of mankind. “It’s an objective that is worthy of the support of the industries that have helped to create the global village”, concluded Jeanniot.

For further information contact:

Pierre J. Jeanniot O.C., C.Q., FRAeS
Tel. +1 (514) 861 1188
E-mail: jeanniotp@jinmag.com