Part-Time Members

Francis Hane

Murillo, Ontario
» Appointed to a part-time term of four years on May 1, 2018.

Dr. Hane is currently employed as a Boeing 737 pilot at WestJet Airlines. As an active airline pilot, he has also served on several committees for both the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and the WestJet Pilots Association (WJPA). Prior to his position with West Jet, his flying activities included flight instructor, bush flying in Canada's Arctic and flying air ambulance operations in the Mitsubishi MU-2. Dr. Hane was awarded a PhD in biophysics from the University of Waterloo and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in chemistry (medical imaging) at Lakehead University. His research focused on the biophysics of Alzheimer's disease, and he has made other scholarly contributions in the fields of applied physics, physical chemistry, pharmacology, medical imaging, and law. In addition to his aviation career, Dr. Hane still actively conducts biomedical research.