Goulet Aviation Services


Captain John S Goulet

Aviation Consulting Services

Captain John S Goulet’s accomplished and influential career has spanned over 45 years in the aviation industry. His diversified aviation experience includes roles as a pilot, flight instructor, chief pilot, logistics manager, aviation advisor, flight operations manager, managing director and CEO.

As a result, Captain John has operated in 18 countries overseeing, guiding, and facilitating operations in diverse industries, such as tourism, forestry, fishing, mining, oil & gas, marine search and rescue, cargo delivery, offshore helicopters, executive jet management, and FBO development.

Additionally, while specifically managing and operating seaplanes in Canada, Fiji, Nigeria, South Africa, Madagascar, Maldives, India, Indonesia, Tonga, Thailand, and the Philippines, Captain John has accumulated over 18,000 accident and incident free hours of seaplane flying.

With his extensive background, including an IATA Aviation Safety Management Diploma, John is fully capable of providing all essential business development services - including revenue-producing ideas, new route structures, fleet selection, personnel selection, pilot and engineer training, business planning, economic analysis, contract negotiations, project management, supply chain management, safety auditing, safety management and aviation operational oversight - for starting up new operations in remote locations under challenging conditions.

In providing these services John has been instrumental in providing critical guidance in purchasing, financing, insuring and managing aircraft and other key aviation assets as well as implementing the operational business plans and safety and security management systems for many ongoing, expanding, and unique flight operations.

John has personally negotiated multiple high net worth contracts with or on behalf of principles such as Chevron, Shell, Pan African Airlines, Bristow, CHC (AeroContractors), Newmont Mines, Nestoil, Addax, Dancopter, Blueway Offshore, Caverton Helicopters, World Fuel, MCM (Maintenance Center Munich Germany), Universal Weather, VistaJet, NetJets Europe, JetEx, Setouchi Holdings, Air Juan and many others.

In order to complete complex audits, assessments or operational startups, John has forged relationships with strategic aviation consulting partners throughout the different regions to ensure that a wide range of assignments can be completed by the right number of personnel who are properly qualified for the job.

Additionally, John has completed the IATA Aviation Safety Management Diploma, presented for the CHC Safety and Quality Summit, and has published a book through the University of Texas titled Helicopter Safety which is currently used as a text book for the Rotary Drilling Series for offshore workers. Moreover, John published one of the first ever aviation web sites on the internet and has written many aviation and safety related articles and stories to keep this site active till today.

Aviation Management and Start-Up Specialist for Cessna C208, C208B EX, Quest Kodiak 100 and DHC-6 Seaplane Services, Ferry Flight Services Worldwide.


Managing Consultant

"In my principal role as an aviation consultant, companies often see fit to appoint me as an accountable manager so that we can accomplish critical tasks in minimal time. I am driven by new challenges and excel as a start-up specialist.".

Captain John S Goulet

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