In a recent decision, the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the Bombardier Aerospace Training Centre (“BATC”) had discriminated against a pilot by denying him services on the basis of his racial origins. Bombardier (a Canadian aircraft manufacturer) operates BATC, which is certified to offer pilots ground school and simulator training for Canadian, U.S. and European ratings on various types of Bombardier aircraft.
Mr. Javed Latif (the pilot) is a dual citizen of Canada and Pakistan. He has 25 years of experience flying business jets, including the Bombardier Challenger 601 and 604 aircraft on which he received his initial type rating from BATC. Mr. Latif obtained his U.S. pilot’s license in 1991 and his Canadian pilot’s license in 2003.…Keep reading