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11/07/2019 - NextGen MIMO SDAR Project receives NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Funding
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13/03/2019 - Tilahun Melkamu Getu passed his Ph.D. oral defence with the highest ETS distinction and excellence!
Congratulations to Tilahun Melkamu Getu who has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Advanced RFI Detection, RFI Excision and... (+ de détail)
11/03/2019 - Mohamed Lajmi Cherif passed his master oral exam successfully!
Congratulations to Mohamed Lajmi Cherif who successfully completed his Master oral defense titled “Linear multi-sensor integrated navigation... (+ de détail)
18/12/2018 - Abdessamad Amrhar passed his master oral exam successfully!
Congratulations to Abdessamad Amrhar who successfully completed his Master oral defense titled “RECONFIGURABLE FPGA IMPLEMENTATION FOR AVIONIC... (+ de détail)
06/12/2018 - Eric Zhang passed his master oral exam successfully!
Congratulations to Eric Zhang who successfully completed his Master oral defense titled “Design and Implementation of a Wideband Radio for... (+ de détail)
12/10/2018 - Golrokh Araghi passed her master oral exam successfully!
Congratulations to Golrokh Araghi who successfully completed her Master oral defense entitled “Development of a temperature dependent model for... (+ de détail)
04/10/2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Maherizo Andrianarison
Congratulations to Dr. Maherizo Andrianarison who successfully completed his PhD defense on October 2, 2018. The title of his thesis is “New... (+ de détail)
03/10/2018 - The AVIO-505 Project won the Best of Session (CNS-C: Communications Technologies) Award at 37th DASC
Congratulations to the AVIO-505 team! The paper “In-Flight Performance Analysis of a Wideband Radio Using SDR for Avionic Applications” won the... (+ de détail)
29/08/2018 - Anh-Quang Nguyen passed his master oral exam successfully with the degree of excellence!
Congratulations to Anh-Quang Nguyen who passed his master oral defense entitled “Direct RF Sampling Architecture for VHF Avionics” with the... (+ de détail)
26/02/2018 - The AVIO-505 8th and last Scientific Meeting was successfully held!
The 8th and last Scientific Meeting of the AVIO-505 project was successfully held on February 19, 2018, at the Department of Electrical... (+ de détail)
24/01/2018 - Congratulations to Dr Neda Navidi
Congratulations to Dr. Neda Navidi who successfully completed her PhD defense on January 19, 2018. Her thesis "Driving Behavior Assessment... (+ de détail)
19/10/2017 - Dave Côté passed successfully his master oral exam!
Congratulations to Dave Côté who passed his master oral defense on October 4, 2017. His thesis title is "Détermination de l'angle de lacet et... (+ de détail)
22/09/2017 - LASSENA AVIO-505 won the Best of Session (IMA-4) Award at DASC’17
Congratulation to AVIO-505 team! The paper "Direct RF Sampling Transceiver Architecture Applied to VHF Radio, ACARS, and ELTs" won the Best of... (+ de détail)
22/09/2017 - Congratulations,Neda Navidi! Best Paper Award in ICCSTE 2017.
Congratulations to Mme. Neda Navidi who was presented the Best Paper Award in ICCSTE 2017 (Vancouve,Canada,August 7-8,2017). Mme. Neda Navidi is... (+ de détail)
22/09/2017 - Congratulations! Best Student Paper Award in ICNS 2017
Congratulations to Mr. Abdessamad Amrhar who was presented the Best Student Paper Award in ICNS 2017( Herdon, VA,USA, April 18-20, 2017). We also... (+ de détail)
26/09/2015 - Adrien Mixte passed successfully his master oral exam !
Congratulations to Adrien Mixed which received honors for his defense on August 28, 2015. His project, ibNav, focused on the development of a... (+ de détail)
26/09/2015 - Mr. Marc-Antoine Fortin made his PhD oral exam successfully and distinction « Excellence »
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26/09/2015 - Mrs.Neda Navidi gets the Best Poster Award attributed by the UAV-g 2015
Congratulations to Mrs. Neda Navidi who gets the Best Poster Award during the UAV-g 2015 conference, in Toronto, Canada, the September 2nd 2015.... (+ de détail)
22/05/2015 - LASSENA’s work awarded at 2015 ICNS
The work entitled "Integrated Direct RF Sampling Front-end for VHF Avionics Systems" has been recognized as the Best Future Communications Paper... (+ de détail)
20/10/2014 - LASSENA’s work awarded at 33rd DASC
The work entitled "DME/DME Navigation using a Single Low-Cost SDR and Sequential Operation" has been recognized as the Best Paper of the Session... (+ de détail)
09/10/2014 - New research project awarded by NSERC in the field of protection against satellite interference: AVIO-601
Recently, Professor René Jr. Landry from the Department of Electrical Engineering of ÉTS has obtained a Collaborative Research and Development... (+ de détail)
24/09/2014 - Stéphane Ehouman has obtained the second prize at ReSMiQ Innovation Day
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27/08/2014 - Mohammad Honarparvar passed successfully his Ph.D. oral exam (DGA-1033)
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27/06/2014 - AMOOS Conferences
The LASSENA is pleased to invite you to international conferences about AMOOS project, Autonomous Mission for On-Orbit Servicing, of the 2014 ISU... (+ de détail)
20/06/2013 - Performance improvements of a navigation algorithm INS / GPS low cost used in urban areas
To provide a solution robust and accurate navigation , GPS receivers must operate in optimal conditions , that is to say have a direct line of... (+ de détail)
08/04/2013 - Marinvent and ETS successfully develop a wireless prototyping process for Marinvent’s APM through Engage project
Montreal, Quebec, Monday, April 8, 2013 – Marinvent announces today the successful completion of its Airfoil Performance Monitor (APM)-Engage... (+ de détail)
13/03/2013 - LASSENA’s participation at the 8th day of discoveries in 2013
Wednesday, March 13th was held the 8th edition of the discoveries day. On this day held a poster contest on research projects students master's... (+ de détail)
06/06/2012 - Philippe Lavoie made his defense viva(master’s degree) successfully and distinction "excellence"
Congratulations to Philippe Lavoie who made his viva (master's degree) successfully. The works of mister Lavoie's master's degree, subject the title... (+ de détail)
23/11/2011 - Software radios for highly integrated system architecture
The project aims at establishing new methods and techniques of processing of the digital signals for universal effective and strong plans of... (+ de détail)
22/11/2011 - The collaboration AÉROÉTS - Marinvent Corporation
The collaboration AÉROÉTS - Marinvent Corporation is a unique initiative establishing a consortium offering services of university and industrial... (+ de détail)
30/09/2011 - Embarked systems for the aerospace industry, a key specialization for the industry
The Department of electric engineering is proud to announce the creation of the new concentration embarked Systems for the aerospace industry of... (+ de détail)
03/05/2010 - Mister Kaveh Mollaiyan takes successfully his doctoral written examination
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23/04/2010 - Mister Ramdane Ait-Aoudia pursues his works in the GRN of the LACIME within the framework of a training course S3
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Several students are interested in becoming an aircraft pilot, whether it is for private use or to practice a professional activity. Even if the training is very expensive, becoming a pilot is an incredible asset to students who wish to work in aeronautics.

Let’s see how to become airline pilot in Canada. We are going to give you the steps for that. Then we will see a detailed example through Professor Landry’s flight experience.
To be able to flight an airplane in Canada, you have to own either a pilot permits or one of the three required pilot licence.
The Recreational Pilot Permit [1] (RPP) allows you to fly only for a personal use and within the Canadian borders and limited to a 50nm range from departure airport. The owner of the Recreational Pilot Permit cannot fly during night, and carry more than one passenger on board. The RPP is only available for single engine aircrafts, with a 4-seater maximum airplane.
The Private Pilot Licence  [2] (PPL) is comparable to the RPP except that the private pilot licence allows you to fly everywhere in the world for private use. It allows to carry several passengers, and offers the opportunity to get ratings like Night VFR, Instrument Rating, or Multiengine.
The Commercial Pilot Licence [3] allows you to fly in a commercial context and throughout the world either. The Commercial Pilot Licence allows to get a salary for executing a mission such as Air Taxi, parachute dropping or airborne banner towing. The CPL is also needed to become a Flight Instructor.
The Airline Transport Pilot Licence [4] (ATPL) allows to become captain and fly airliners. Once the ATPL passed, a Qualification Type is required to fly, depending on the aircraft.

It is indeed important to keep in mind that all of these licences are obtained following theoretical and practical exams.

To get a pilot licence or a pilot permit you have to select properly your flying school.
A training price can go from a few thousand dollars for a pilot permit to tens of thousands dollars for an airline transport pilot licence.
According to the frequency of courses, it can take a year to get a pilot permit or a commercial pilot licence and two more years to get an airline transport pilot licence.

You will find in the below chart a summary of a concrete example in professor Landry’s case.

Training type



Number of hours


Obtaining date

Private pilot licence

10/02/1999 to 22/03/2001

25.4 months




Commercial pilot licence, multi and IFR

12/02/2001 to 22/07/2002

17.3 months







10/02/1999 to 22/07/2002

42.7 months





To sum up, he got his Private Pilot Licence in around two years by taking lessons in two schools (Aérotaxi and Air Richelieu) for a total cost of 7,203.93 $.

Concerning his Commercial Pilot Licence, he has IFR and Multi-engine ratings. He attended lessons in many schools (Aérotaxi, Cargair, Aéroclub de Longueuil, Aéroclub de Montréal, Pro-aviation and Laurentide Aviation) also during two years , for a total cost of 25,766.82 $.

In the below chart you can find a summary of his flying hours to get all the Commercial Pilot Ratings.






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D [9]

PIC [10]























You can access to his Pilot Logbook for more information concerning attended lessons hours, to his licence delivered by Transport Canada (former version and new version [11]), and to a synthesis of all the invoices paid for the complete training.

The below chart synthesizes the costs according to schools and received training.

Training school



Number of hours



18/06/2000 to 13/12/2001

17.8 months




08/09/2001 to 16/09/2002

12.2 months



Air Richelieu

20/08/1999 to 12/12/1999

3.7 months



Aéroclub de Longueuil

8/12/2001 to 22/08/2003

10.4 months



Aéroclub de Montréal

9/11/2001 to 06/09/2002

9.9 months




12/12/2001 to 19/05/2002

5.2 months



Laurentide Aviation

20/08/2002 to 16/09/2002

0.8 months




20/08/1999 to 22/08/2003

48 months



See the PDF document


[5Instrument Meteorological Conditions

[6Flight Simulator



[9Double commande

[10Pilot In Command

[11The new version of the Canadian pilot licence has a passport form

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