PAL Aerospace is a proud partner of Airbus Defence & Space for the Government of Canada’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) aircraft replacement program. Through AirPro Search And Rescue Services (a joint venture between Airbus DS and PAL), the AirPro team will be responsible for fleet management tasks including Integrated Logistics Support, Logistics Support Analysis, and Obsolescence Management. In addition, PAL Aerospace will be responsible for large elements of the In-Service Support covering many aspects of the maintenance work not undertaken by Royal Canadian Air Force technicians. It will include high value work such as repairs, 2nd and 3rd level maintenance, future modification work and depot level maintenance of the aircraft. 

This significant and exciting project will pave the way for innovation and opportunity within PAL Aerospace, while growing our operations. In an effort to expand our current team, PAL Aerospace is currently looking for a Logistics Support Analysis and Obsolescence Manager to join the AirPro team in Ottawa, ON.

The Logistics Support Analysis and Obsolescence Manager will be accountable to the ILS Manager for all in-service LSA and obsolescence issues related to CC295.  The ideal candidate will be multi-skilled and practised in LSA, LCMM and all aspects of long-term support of an aircraft and its associated systems.  In addition, experience working with DND will be considered an asset.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work with OEM and Customer to shape and define company LSA responsibilities on the FWSAR Contract

  • Learn and gain competency on OEM LSA database

  • Provide subject matter input to key deliverables

  • Lead the development of AirPro LSA related processes and procedures

  • Develop training and skills development for remainder of LSA team at AirPro

  • Update LSA database in support of Design Change activity

  • Coordinate flow of LSA Data through Electronic Tech Pubs and Customer Recording System (including materiel usage, obsolescence, configuration, etc.)

  • Identify and report LSA deficiencies in Technical Publications Management System and coordinate related investigations as necessary

  • Assist Senior Design Engineer and ILS team in conducting analysis of Canadian fleet usage data

  • Participate in Engineering Review Meetings

  • Managing all known obsolescence projects

  • Preparing and presenting progress reports to the Airworthiness Review Board

  • Liaising directly with the OEM on obsolescence issues

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 5 years working with LSA standards (Mil-Std-1388, DEF-STAN 00-60 and/or S3000L)

  • A strong level of operational IT knowledge is essential including experience maintaining an ILS/LSA database

  • Ability to review the design, development, manufacture, installation and testing of engineering changes and modifications to understand how support structures are impacted

  • Experience in preparation of life-cycle cost estimates

  • Good working knowledge of Obsolescence Management

  • Excellent communication skills to liaise and build relationships with stakeholders in Government and Industry

  • Logical approach to complex problem solving

  • Provide support to the maintenance of data load requirements and procedures for loading data from OEM to Customer/User database

  • The ability to be flexible in travelling internationally for training and meetings would be essential at the onset of this role

  • Experience performing LORA (Level of Repair Analysis) and Spares modelling is desirable as is ability to prepare and/or support cost option analysis for systems and equipment

  • Experience working with DND will be considered an asset


PAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.