HPA in a nutshell


Our philosophy: quality, experience, commitment and support.

HPA Consultants is a Canadian, Ontario based, partnership, dedicated to increasing safety within the aviation community.

We are committed to providing high value training to all clients, and to deliver support after the service has been delivered.

Sue Yost, the founder of the company, has been involved with aviation all of her life.  She came from an RAF family,  was a flight attendant with Great Lakes during the 70's, and a private pilot for over 30 years. She has been teaching Human Factors courses for maintenance, and pilots, for the last 18 years, and has conducted courses in SMS and QA for ten +. 

For many years David O'Brien has been teaching CARs and audit courses for HPA, and in 2013 we welcomed him as a full partner.  Dave has been a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) for over 35 years, and brings more than 20 years experience as a QA Manager and Lead Auditor to the table.  He teaches all CARs courses, and handles the auditing, manual creation and revamping, and has taken over the SMS and QA training.

Training can be classroom based, or, in some cases, is available on line as Computer Based Training, Both include evaluations and surveys after the course is completed, so that we can practice continual improvement, and offer updated and pertinent material that will increase safety, efficiency, and help you to streamline your operation