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Wilson J. Boynton

CET, CCT-l, President

Wilson J. Boynton

Wilson J. Boynton is the principal instructor for Advanced Composites Training. His experience as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, innovator and trainer in the Advanced Composites industry is extensive.

Wilson graduated from the AMT – Aircraft Maintenance Technician Program at Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario Canada in the Class of 1978.

Initially trained and employed in the helicopter industry, Wilson then transferred to the airline industry. Employed by Great Lakes Airlines and trained on the Convair 580 turboprop, Great Lakes became “Air Ontario” and operated the Dash 8 100/300 series aircraft.


Wilson holds a number of licenses and certificates including:

  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer M1/M2 (Transport Canada)
  • Certified Composites Technician – Instructor (ACMA, American Composites Manufacturers Association)
  • Certified Engineering Technician (OACETT – Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists)
  • Certified Aircraft Structural Repair Technician (CCAA – Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace)

Wilson is the President of Renaissance Aeronautics Associates Inc. and it’s composites technologies training division, ACT – Advanced Composites Training. ACT began its training operations with full regulatory aviation maintenance approvals and accreditations in 1996.

In 1997, Wilson was presented with the prestigious “George Burwash-Langford Technology Award” by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. He was awarded this honour in recognition of his achievements in establishing the first private company to be both accredited by the CCAA and approved by Transport Canada, for the instruction of aircraft composite structural repair.

Wilson J. Boynton CET Seal NumberWilson has been awarded with the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council’s “Outstanding Individual Award” and the “Gordon B. Rayner Award” in recognition of his outstanding career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, a Teacher, and a Public Servant.

Wilson is a contributing writer for several aviation maintenance publications and has received an Editorial Award for his contributions.