MONTREAL, November 2, 2023 — Nolinor, the largest charter airline company in Canada, is proud to announce its partnership with Mila – Quebec AI Institute. This collaboration aims not only to strengthen Nolinor’s position as an innovation-driven company in the aviation sector but also to develop solutions which integrate artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize its safety management systems.
“This alliance with Mila allows us to continue innovating and deepening our understanding of AI while optimizing our processes and the safety of our operations,” says Marco Prud’Homme, President of Nolinor Aviation.
The company is making significant investments in research and development to ensure that its aircraft, crucial for missions in the Great North, remain the most versatile and reliable in the market. Since its inception, Nolinor has consistently sought to push boundaries. Last June, Nolinor Aviation became the first airline in Canada to integrate AI into a Safety Management System (SMS) for incident reporting, in collaboration with the web agency P3F (see announcement). Today, as a leader in charter services in the North, the partnership with Mila marks the beginning of a new phase of innovation for the company.
“AI has great potential to optimize safety and efficiency within many industries, including aviation. This partnership with Nolinor will aim to provide beneficial safety improvements and optimizations thanks to the development and deployment of new, innovative AI technologies,” said Stéphane Létourneau, Executive Vice-President of Mila.
Founded in 1992, Nolinor Aviation is the largest charter airline company specializing in charter flights in Canada. Nolinor provides transportation services to all regions of Quebec, other Canadian provinces, the United States, and worldwide, including gravel and ice runways in remote regions. For more information, visit nolinor.com.
Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio of the University of Montreal, Mila is a research institute in artificial intelligence that now brings together over 1,200 specialized researchers in machine learning. Based in Montreal, Mila’s mission is to be a global center for scientific advancements that inspire innovation and the growth of AI for the benefit of all. Mila is a globally recognized non-profit organization for its significant contributions to deep learning, especially in the fields of language modeling, automatic translation, object recognition, and generative models. For more information, visit mila.quebec.