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Mike Doiron

Human Factors, Risk Management, and Safety Management Systems Consultant

Mike Doiron graduated from the Transport Canada Air Services Training Centre in Ottawa in 1972 and was posted to Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Mr. Doiron acquired considerable operational experience in both the Marine and Aviation environment in Emergency Procedures, Search and Rescue activities, Meteorology, Flight Planning and Air Ground communications. 

In 1980 Mr. Doiron served as Manager of the Halifax Flight Information Center. He was responsible for a large operational staff providing Aviation services over a diverse geographic area.  In 1996 Mr. Doiron accepted a position with System Safety, Transport Canada. His duties included providing Safety Awareness training in Crew Resource Management, Pilot Decision Making, Human Performance in Aircraft Maintenance, Human Factors in ATC Operations, Company Aviation Safety Officer and Human Factors in Airport Operations.

Mr. Doiron conducted research and development of new Safety and Awareness Programs based on identified incident trends. Mr. Doiron recently retired as a Risk Management and Safety Management Systems facilitator for Transport Canada. He was responsible for maintaining the Occurrence reporting system for the Atlantic Region and served as the Minister’s Observer on a number of high profile aircraft accidents, most notable being the SWR111 MD11 accident September 2, 1998 and the MK B747 Cargo accident in October of 2004. Mike also completed a 14-month assignment as an Accident Investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. 

After retiring in 2005, Mike acquired considerable international experience in Safety Management Systems, Accident Investigation, Crew Resource Management, Weather Risk Management, Emergency Response training and accident prevention programs as an instructor with the United Nations (UN), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), IATA, Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), and the International Society for Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). He has also taken assignments as a Safety Manager for a number of other organisations.

Mr. Doiron completed the Certificate Program in Aviation Safety Management with the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI) in May 2001. He is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). Mr. Doiron has been a member of the Civil Air Search and Rescue for 20 years and a member of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. He was the delegated examiner for Industry Canada for issuing restricted radio licenses. In 1990 he was awarded the Transport Canada Certificate of Achievement.

Mike Doiron
Cirrus Aviation Safety Services

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ph: +1 (902) 229-0537

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