Bombardier Business Aircraft
Étienne Côté is a Customer Liaison Pilot with Bombardier Business Aircraft.
Étienne has been involved with the industry at multiple levels. He started his career in aviation as a Flight Attendant for a major carrier at the age of 18. He soon after completed his pilot licenses and aviation degree to eventually start flying in the business and corporate world. Besides his pilot duties, he has acquired very diverse experience by holding positions such as Line and Ground Operation, Airport Manager, Training Captain, Training Consultant and Manager of Training.
Having started with Bombardier in 2007 as an Instructor/Pilot, Etienne has been a Customer Liaison Pilot for the past 5 years. He has always been an advocate for a better understanding of Human Factors related to cockpit operation and procedure design. As such, for the last 5 years he has been leading Bombardier’s checklist initiative in an effort to align the procedure design with the challenges and realities faced by business aircraft pilots in live operations.
More recently, he has completed the Aircraft Accident Investigator training with the NTSB and now also supports the Bombardier Air Safety Investigation Office as an Auxiliary Investigator.