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Charette elected Ontario Aerospace Council board chair

June 22, 2022  By Helicopters Staff

Dwayne Charette was appointed president of Airbus Helicopters Canada on August 1, 2019. (Photo: Airbus, Ontario Aerospace Council)

Dwayne Charette, president and chief operating officer of Airbus Helicopters Canada, has been elected board chair of the Ontario Aerospace Council. He assumed the role on May 27, succeeding Todd Young, currently president of Young Aerospace Group Ltd.

The Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC) explains Charette’s responsibilities as its chair include overseeing executive committee and board of directors’ meetings, providing oversight of organizational operations, and advocating for Ontario’s aerospace industry.

“I am honoured to be elected Ontario Aerospace Council board chair at such a pivotal time for our members,” said Charette. “My past experience on the board, coupled with a senior leadership role within a multi-national, offers a new and unique perspective that will help achieve our goals.”

Charette was appointed president of Airbus Helicopters Canada on August 1, 2019, adding to his previous role of chief operating officer. He is also a member of Airbus Helicopters’ North American Executive Committee. Charette began his career with Airbus Helicopters in 2003 and has been a member of the OAC board since 2016, including chair of the scholarship committee since 2017.


“OAC members have benefitted significantly from Dwayne Charette’s contributions since he joined the board six years ago and I look forward to his leadership as our new board chair,” said Moira Harvey, OAC’s chief executive officer. “At the same time, I pay tribute to Todd Young, who served as our chair and a board member for the past 16 years.”


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