We are very pleased to announce JD Richard as the new General Manager for SkyAlyne.

JD joins us with over 35 years of experience within the aerospace and defence industries, including holding executive-level positions leading business development, engineering, and product sustainment across complex domestic and international acquisition and sustainment programs at L3Harris WESCAM Inc., General Dynamics Mission Systems Canada, and IMP Aerospace.

JD’s previous role was as Vice President, Customer Support Group for L3Harris WESCAM Inc. While there, he led and grew the company’s customer service business while meeting and exceeding customer product sustainment requirements throughout their worldwide customer base. This included 12 service centers in Canada, the US, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

JD is also a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, previously serving as a Commissioned Officer in the Armoured Corps. He is a long-standing member of the Canadian Association of Professional Engineers.

Ready for the Future

At, SkyAlyne, our mission is to provide the absolute best, most innovative training solution for the Royal Canadian Air Force, with the lowest transition risk and optimal benefits to Canada’s economic and strategic goals. With the official release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) on the horizon, we’ve added someone of considerable experience and expertise to an already strong leadership team.

With JD’s strategic vision and track record of execution, SkyAlyne is ready to not only win the competition for FAcT, but to deliver an excellent program solution for Canada and the RCAF, immediately.


Learn more about JD and our leadership team.

Questions, comments or just want to send JD a welcome? Contact us.