Human Factors, Risk Management, and Safety Management Systems Consultant

Mike Doiron graduated from the Transport Canada Air Services Training Centre in Ottawa in 1972 and was posted to Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Mr. Doiron acquired considerable operational experience in both the Marine and Aviation environment in Emergency Procedures, Search and Rescue activities, Meteorology, Flight Planning and Air Ground communications.

In 1980 Mr. Doiron served as Manager of the Halifax Flight Information Center. He was responsible for a large operational staff providing Aviation services over a diverse geographic area.  In 1996 Mr. Doiron accepted a position with System Safety, Transport Canada. His duties included providing Safety Awareness training in Crew Resource Management, Pilot Decision Making, Human Performance in Aircraft Maintenance, Human Factors in ATC Operations, Company Aviation Safety Officer and Human Factors in Airport Operations.

Mr. Doiron conducted
research and development of new Safety and Awareness Programs based on identified incident trends. Mr. Doiron recently retired as a Risk Management and Safety Management Systems facilitator for Transport Canada. He was responsible for maintaining the Occurrence reporting system for the Atlantic Region and served as the Minister’s Observer on a number of high profile aircraft accidents, most notable being the SWR111 MD11 accident September 2, 1998 and the MK B747 Cargo accident in October of 2004. Mike also completed a 14-month assignment as an Accident Investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

Mr. Doiron completed the Certificate Program in Aviation Safety Management with
the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI) in May 2001. He is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). Mr. Doiron has been a member of the Civil Air Search and Rescue for 20 years and a member of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. He was the delegated examiner for Industry Canada for issuing restricted radio licenses. In 1990 he was awarded the Transport Canada Certificate of Achievement.

Mr. Doiron has taught with John Dutcher on several projects including the Human Factors to Improve Forecasting workshop delivered for the South African Weather Service (SAWS) in Pretoria and occurrence investigators of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SA CAA) in Johannesburg, South Africa in May 2006.


In addition to being a regular consultant with Dutcher Safety & Meteorology Services, he is also a regular instructor for the SCSI.

Mike is also President of Cirrus Aviation Safety Services based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  In addition to worked with Dutcher Safety & Meteorology Services, recent projects Mike has worked on include conducting aviation accident prevention training for the Department of the Interior in Alaska in February 2006 and for international aircrews in Prague in April 2006. Providing an aviation accident programme with ISASI in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in November 2006 and Aviation Safety Management Systems courses in Los Angeles and Vancouver in January 2007.


Mike Doiron

Cirrus Aviation Safety Services

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mobile: +1 902 233 9196

[email protected]



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