Sunwing First Officer Jessalyn Teed named a Top 20 Under 40 for 2019

Sunwing Airlines First Officer Jessalyn Teed, has been named one of Wings Top 20 Under 40 for 2019.

Wings is the official publication partner of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. The award recognizes inspiring young leaders under the age of 40 who are influencing the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry.

First Officer Jessalyn Teed, 24, was one of the first graduates hired by the airline as part of its ongoing partnership with the University of Waterloo, a direct entry program for aviation cadets. In addition to her role at Sunwing, Teed continues to work closely with the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre on developing future initiatives including a course focused on multi-crew environments that will benefit future pilots.

Teed has also been instrumental in the implementation of the soon-to-launch Sunwing Mentorship Program, which will partner experienced Sunwing pilots with new graduates and be launched in the fall of 2019.

Since 2016, Sunwing has hired 24 pilots through its direct entry programs in partnership with the University of Waterloo and Seneca College.

Last year, the airline announced a new partnership with Mount Royal University in Calgary.

Aspiring pilots can find out more about opportunities at Sunwing by visiting