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PROFILE: MOE VYAS , President, AEROVIA Consultants

Moe Vyas is an aviation professional with senior management experience in the government and industry in Canada at a strategic level focused on several aspects of aviation including definition and development of air navigation systems plans, implementation, aviation services and aviation training. International business development focused primarily on infrastructure development in the transportation sector.

Currently, Moe provides his technical and management services in aviation as a Consultant in the development of ground based air navigation systems and in aviation training to several companies and education institutes in Canada and India.

Previously, with Intelcan Technosystems Inc and Raytheon International Canada, Moe occupied several senior management positions. Raytheon and Intelcan are both involved in providing high technology air navigation systems across the world for the enhancement of safety, security and efficiency of civil aviation. With Raytheon and later with Intelcan (as VP, Director and then a Consultant), he played pivotal roles in the definition and development of National Strategic Plans for the Modernization of Air Navigation (AN) Systems in several countries in Asia, Central America, Europe and Africa these include India, China, Iran, several Caribbean countries (Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Brazil, Suriname), Bulgaria and West Africa (Roberts FIR). In Bulgaria, played a lead role in the early definition of military AN systems in order for Bulgaria to achieve interoperability with NATO and ICAO requirements. He has given papers on AN systems at major international conferences.

Initially, with the government of Canada as an Air Traffic Controller at Toronto Area Control Center (ACC), he progressed through the organization to become the Regional Director for Air Traffic Services (ATS) Ontario, with a staff of 600+ and with about 30 ATS facilities across Ontario. Played a major strategic role in the definition and launch of Canada’s largest single air traffic management systems modernization project – the $800M RAMP Modernization Program, the primary justification for the project being the enhancement of safety and security in aviation in Canada. Chaired the Union-Management committee for the introduction of automation in ATC operations in Canada and commissioned Montreal ACC with new systems. Moe was one of the pioneers in the introduction of automation in Canadian air traffic management environment. Moe also conducted simulation studies in the safe implementation of area navigation (R-NAV) routes between Ottawa and Montreal in the early 80s.

He was also the founding member and subsequently Chairman on the Advisory Committee for the Canadian Aviation Institute, Georgian College, Ontario, Canada. With his guidance and assistance, Georgian College conceptualized and commenced Canada’s first Aviation Management program which has been running successfully now for almost two decades. Moe served as a founding Board Member for Ontario Government’s Ontario Exports Inc then called Ontario International Trade Company which was involved in marketing Ontario-based companies worldwide.

With India’s leading aviation training and services company, Moe is currently consulting and advising in the conduct of ICAO-standard training for pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers and aviation managers.

Moe holds Canadian Air Traffic Controller and Pilot licenses, studied computer science and management accounting at University of Toronto, York University and the Algonquin College, Ottawa. He speaks English and French as well as several Indian languages – Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi. He was designated bilingual (English/French) by the Public Service Canada.

Moe Vyas,

Citizenship : Canadian
e-mail : moevyas@gmail.com
Tel : +1 647 546 1944