GAL Aerospace Corp., is a Montreal, Quebec, Canada based Aerospace Management Company providing corporate management services to its operating subsidiaries, in addition to direct activities in aircraft acquisitions, sales, and specialized asset management.Our group is comprised of 40 full time employees, thousands of contractual aviation professionals available through our GAL AeroStaff Ltd. subsidiary, and a state of the art 40 000 sq ft Aerospace Cabin Components Manufacturing facility.
GAL Aerospace is committed to the development of sustainable businesses through careful needs analysis, world-class customer service, and a commitment to excellence throughout the GAL Aerospace Group of Companies.
We strive to become a globally recognized brand known as a leader in the Aerospace industry.
GAL Aviation Inc. is a NADCAP and AS9100 Rev C Certified manufacturer of aircraft interior cabinets and components,
light aerostructures, and anti-corrosion surface treatments.
The company is a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO #27-12) with EASA 145 Certification and FAA
authority for maintenance, refurbishment, repairs and modifications of aircraft interior components for in-service
Transport Category Aircraft. The Manufacturing facility is located south of historic Quebec City in St-Joseph, Quebec,
with a Sales office in Montreal.
For more information visit us at www.galaviation.ca
GAL AeroStaff Ltd. is an Aerospace Staffing company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada specializing in the provision of temporary staffing and specialized technical services to the Aviation and Aerospace industry. Temporary staffing includes aircraft mechanics, avionics, airframe & cabin technicians, pilots, method agents, engineers, as well as other Aerospace professionals. Technical Services includes the provision of Maintenance Field Service and Customer Service Representatives; performance of Technical audits; entry-into-service, aircraft operations and aircraft delivery; complete operational start-up and specialized support for Flight Simulator installation, maintenance and relocation.
For more information visit us at www.galaerostaff.com
Glen Lynch, President & CEO, is responsible for the strategic and operational objectives of the GAL Aerospace Group of companies, in addition to the overall management of the company’s activities and investment strategies. Glen joined GAL Aviation in January of 2013 following a seven year term as President and CEO of Starlink Aviation where he successfully lead a corporate transformation creating an industry leader in Business Aviation. Services included Aircraft Asset Management of various categories of planes, from light jets to a Boeing 737; Fixed Based Operations (ground support for business aircraft); Maintenance Repair and Overhaul including light and heavy maintenance of business jets, Dash 8 Commuter Turboprops, and Regional Jet Aircraft; Avionics and Structural Repair, as well as the operation of a small commuter airline with domestic and international operations.
With a background of 30 years’ experience as a Management professional in the Aerospace industry, Glen has a deep understanding of the financial, organizational, and regulatory elements of the business.
Marc St-Hilaire, Vice President of Business Development, is a 27-year veteran of the aviation industry and one of the founders of the GAL Aerospace Group. After graduating from Quebec’s École Nationale d'Aérotechnique, Marc began his career at Marconi Electronics in Montreal as a Quality Control Inspector for Avionics before moving to Pratt & Whitney Canada in St-Hubert, where he served as a Technician performing turboprop engine overhaul and other specialized work. In 1992 he was contracted to Bombardier Aerospace as a mechanic and airframe technician for their Regional Jets division, before working throughout Bombardier’s Regional Aircraft and Aviation Services facilities located in Hartford, CT., Fort Lauderdale, FL., Denver, CO., Tucson, AZ., Indianapolis, IN., as well as their de Havilland subsidiary in Toronto. During this time, Marc gained leadership experience as a Supervisor and team leader in Maintenance, Modifications, Structural Repair, Production, Engineering Coordination, Work & Material Planning, Flight Tests and Completions. His work history spanned most of Bombardier’s Aerospace product family including Regional Jets, Q400s, Learjet series, Challenger series, CL-415 Water Bomber and the Global Express.
Marc developed a particular interest in the interior manufacturing and completions business during one of his contractual assignments in 1998 at the Bombardier Completion Center in Montreal. In 2002 his professional focus shifted to business development when Marc participated as Vice President of a startup maintenance firm providing Line and Heavy Maintenance Inspections, Structural Modifications, Avionics, Interior Design, new and custom Cabinetry, and complete interior refurbishment. From 2005 through 2010 Marc was President of a company providing Business Aircraft Completion Management services where he remained until co-founding GAL Aviation in 2011.
Marc is an energetic leader and effective team-builder with the versatility to combine business practices with in-depth technical knowledge to achieve dynamic results. In his role as Vice President of Business Development, Marc is responsible for the revenue growth of the group and the leadership of the Sales team.
Gary Grommet, CAM, Director of Flight Ops & Pilot Services, is an experienced aviation department leader and Chief Pilot. His vast aviation education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Missionary Aviation Technology from Moody Bible Institute; the University of Kansas Continuing Education, School of Engineering; the University of Arkansas, Sam Walton College of Business in Supervisory Leadership; National Business Aviation Association, Professional Development Program where he earned the distinction as a Certified Aviation Manager in 2006; Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Corporate Aviation Management Certificate; and University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Aviation Leadership Course. Gary holds a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant License in addition to an FAA Airline Transport Pilot License, with Type Ratings on the Beech 1900, King Air 300, Mitsubishi Diamond, Hawker 400, 800XP, 900XP, 1000 and Hawker 4000. Gary has been a serving member of the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee since 2007.
His operational experience in Aviation began in 1989 as a Pilot and Airframe & Powerplant Technician for the Mission Aviation Fellowship operating in Malaysia and Indonesia. In 1995 Gary joined Hawker Beechcraft Corporation in Wichita, KS & Little Rock, AR where he served two years as a Project Manager in Airline Refurbishment on the Beech 1900 aircraft, before transitioning to the position of Production Test Pilot. From 1997 to 2012 Gary’s career progressed at Hawker through key management positions such as: Chief Test Pilot and Department Manager, Hawker Completion Center; Chief Pilot and Department Manager, Hawker Sales Demonstration; Chief Pilot, Standards Manager; and finally, Chief Pilot, Special Projects Manager during the reorganization of the corporation. During this time, he oversaw two departments of as many as 17 pilots with a variable fleet for transportation, demonstration, international delivery, production and engineering flight test missions, and led daily tactical execution for global flight operations reaching 6,000 annual on-demand flight hours. In addition, he conducted operations analysis and inaugurated a Mexico factory shuttle service with a Hawker 1000; developed and implemented US Government Contract Flight Operations Procedures; created concepts to apply IS-BAO Standards for all OEM flight operations; developed implementation plans, fatigue risk awareness policies, hazardous materials policies, SMS, Risk Management Processes, Enterprise Operational Control and Personal Use policies; and led a 30 person team to accomplish IS-BAO registration.
In his role as Director of Flight Ops & Pilot Services for GAL Aerospace, Gary is responsible for the company’s Aircraft Asset Management Program, in addition to regulatory consulting and pilot services for the GAL AeroStaff subsidiary. He is considered a key member of our leadership team contributing critical skills in Quality & Safety Management, Strategic Change Management, Staff Development, and Continuous Improvement.
Michel Tourville, Director of Quality Assurance, began his aviation journey by learning to fly in 1986. In 1990 Michel began parallel studies at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he acquired an Associate of Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology with FAA Airframe and Power plant licenses and at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa Oklahoma where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in Aeronautics and Aerospace. In 1994 Michel joined TIMCO Aerospace in Greensboro, NC providing technical support for damage tolerance analysis and structural evaluation on Boeing 767-300, DC8 series, and Lockheed’s L-1011 heavy aircraft. In 1996 he moved to KC Aviation where he provided technical support for aircraft structural modification projects on Challenger and Hawker 125 series aircraft. Following Gulfstream Aerospace’s acquisition in 1999, Michel’s efforts were redirected towards Gulfstream’s completion program for the Gulfstream IV and IV-SP aircraft and finally to structural projects for what were at that time, future G-IV and G-450 aircraft. In 2001 Michel returned to his native Montreal where he joined Innotech-Aviation and obtained his Transport Canada (AME) Aviation Maintenance Engineer License. Over the next nine years he engaged in a variety of specialized projects including the re-certification of two retired Canadian Armed Forces Challenger aircraft for re-entry into corporate aviation; the complete reassembly and major modification of four military combat Dassault Alpha-Jets for use by a civilian company under a military contract; and the supervision of structural and avionics modifications of these aircraft with a team of six technicians in Atlanta, Georgia.
Michel joined GAL Aviation in 2011 as Director of Quality Assurance where he has since established GAL’s operational quality system; obtained Approved Maintenance Organization certification with Transport Canada, in addition to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) 145 certification for the maintenance, refurbishment, repairs and modifications of aircraft interior components on Transport Category Aircraft. Moreover, Michel is credited with GAL’s National Quality Assurance AS9100 aerospace accreditation; and NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractor Accreditation Program) certification for specialized Chemical Conversion Treatment, and application of paint and dry film coating. These certifications allow GAL Aviation to undertake major contractual agreements with international companies.
Michel is considered the technical leader of GAL Aviation in his relentless pursuit of manufactured perfection. In his role as Director of Quality Assurance, Michel is considered a key member of our leadership team.
Stéphanie Lapierre, CPA, CMA, Corporate Controller, brings 14 years of experience in Accounting and Financial Administration with companies such as Pratt & Whitney, Air Canada, and most recently, Air Transat Technical Maintenance.
Stephanie obtained her CMA certification (now CPA) in 2001 after completing her Bachelor’s degree at Concordia University with distinction in the Accountancy program. During her placement terms at Concordia University she gained experience as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu, in the banking industry both in Canada and abroad in Japan, and in the Strategic Marketing department of Pratt & Whitney. Upon graduation she joined the team that formed Air Canada Technical Services. Stephanie subsequently spent almost 10 years at Air Transat as a Financial Analyst/Branch Financial Officer mainly in Technical Maintenance and where she was involved in the strategic planning of all sectors of aircraft maintenance.
As Controller for the GAL Aerospace Group of Companies, Stephanie is responsible for the internal control process and manages the budget process, financial reporting and analysis. She is a trusted member of the leadership team working with all managers to better understand their cost control initiatives.