Hawkshaw - Aircraft Inspector - Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Michael Hawkshaw

Barrie, Ontario, Canada


I have forty years of experience as structure technician which also includes inspection and supervising. One of my most important objectives was fostering a high-quality workmanship. I enjoy providing support to others, and tackling challenges! I am also well known for developing innovative solutions to problems. I maintain the highest standards of professionalism and pocket a wealth of core values – most importantly, integrity.
My years of customer service experience have helped me hone my support skills. My years of service have taught me to be a skilled communicator with all levels of management. Additionally, with a good knowledge of Cars and Maintenance processes. I welcome the chance to bring my knowledge, experience, and skills to your company.


Aircraft Inspector

Work History


June 2014 - June 2014

contract to Cascade

Premier Aviation

May 2014 - June 2014

contract to Premier Aviation

Central Aero

March 2014 - May 2014

contract to Central Aero

Bombardier on Q

January 2014 - March 2014

quality control and assisting

Central Aero

August 2013 - December 2013

in setting up AMO

LJ85 in Mexico

January 2013 - July 2013

to oversee the composite parts being fabricated, preparing FAI paper work for FAA

Central Aero

November 2012 - January 2013

contract to Central Aero carrying out structural repairs

Mexico, Quality Coach

January 2012 - September 2012

PAL Aviation ACA

April 2011 - December 2011

contracted to PAL Aviation ACA inspection of installs on search and rescue aircraft and parts to conform IAW engineering and company processes on Dash 8 300 series

Bombardier Mobile Repair Team

February 2010 - April 2011

Self employed

January 2009 - February 2010

contracting to Canadian Flight Academy inspection of repairs and fabrication for parts with paper to conform IAW company processes.

Structural inspector

Flying Colours Corp

April 2008 - December 2008

responsible for all parts for inspection and all structural installs on CRJ's IAW company processes.(Quality Control)

Hawkshaw Aerospace Inc

December 2003 - April 2008

. owner
• Fabricate S/B parts for Bomdardier Dash 8 and CRJ's. Carried out First Article Inspection on parts fabricated and paper work IAW Transport Canada's regulations. Carried out numerious reparts on the Dash 8 series of aircraft.


Skycharter Aviation

September 2003 - December 2003

Responsible for all structural and composite repairs, inspection of all repairs carried out IAW company processes. Completed RAA (Advanced Composite Repairs Course )

Vanguard Aviation Structural Supervisor and inspection

Transport Canada

October 2002 - September 2003

Responsible for structural repairs, modifications and sign off IAW company processes. Submit paper work for Transport Canada


May 1999 - October 2002

- employed
• Fabricating structural parts for the Global Express to convert test flight aircraft for sale, supervise completion of the interior. Over see modifications on Dash 8-400 doors. Carry out paper work IAW Bomdardier processes.

Supervisor of all Aviation Ltd

Innotech Aviation Ltd

July 1996 - May 1999

Responsible to overhaul executive jets, refurbishing and interior finishing on Challenger, BAE 125, Citation, carry out paper work IAW company processes prepare for QC for sign off.

Innotech Aviation Ltd

November 1994 - July 1996

- Self- employed
. Contracted with Innotech Aviation Ltd; worked on all interior installations, in their service department, including all special structural projects. Carried out one off installs on Bell helicopters and repairs


December 1993 - November 1994

Contracted with Avtec Aviation; re-built crashed Beaver from the cockpit forward, total re-skinning of fuselage and fabricate wings. Prepare paper work for Transport Canada for the aircraft sign off to return to service.


August 1992 - December 1993

- employed
. Contract to Mirabel Air Services at Canadair on the C.R.J. mod program at plant 3 B Responsible for paper work sign off for work completed.

President and Owner

Hawkshaw Sheet Metal Ltd

September 1982 - August 1992

Built the company for the ground up. Employed 25 sheet metal technicians under Transport Canada approved aircraft maintenance organization ( AMO ). Responsible for inspection, all paper work, sign off for all work carried out, control of all company functions.

Sheet Metal Technician

BeaumIer Quality Sheet Metal Ltd

August 1977 - September 1982

Operated shear, hand brake and power brake, shrinker, stretcher, hand forming of parts from form blocks, riveting, and custom fabrication of parts for survey aircraft plus installation. New interior installations and out of town repairs from start to finish.

Qualifications & Certifications

Brampton Centennial Secondary School

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