Captain Timothy Simard started flying in 1993 and has flown for a major US airline since 2010. Prior to being hired at a major US airline he flew for seven years at a regional airline in the US. Captain Simard has over 14,000 flight hours, circling the globe, of which more than half are in the Boeing 737.
Based in Newark, New Jersey and Guam, in the Western Pacific, he has extensive knowledge of Class II Navigation, ETOPS procedures, augmented operations, long haul international and short haul domestic flying. He has type ratings in the Embraer 145 (First Officer and Captain), Boeing 737 (First Officer and Captain, Current) and Boeing 777 (First Officer).
With the implementation of FAR 117, Captain Simard worked as a Subject Matter Expert for the Airline Pilots Association International (ALPA) to identify issues within the crew scheduling system that needed to be addressed as a result of the changes. He was involved in the development, implementation and training of one of the first Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS), which allow operations of flights outside the allowable parameters of FAR 117. Because of this initial work he was tasked with the further development of FRMS’s at his carrier in order for them to fly beyond the limits of FAR 117 to destinations that would not otherwise be allowed under FAR 117.
Captain Simard continues to fly light general aviation aircraft and maintains a current flight instructor license. He is an Eagle Scout, who currently mentors boys in his local troop. Captain Simard graduated Magna Cum Laude from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ in 1998.