Volume # 2013-07-E 
July 9, 2013

ATAC Annual General Meeting and Tradeshow

Sunday, November 17 - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel

Montreal, QC


~ The premier national gathering for operators, suppliers to the industry and government stakeholders involved in commercial aviation and flight training in Canada ~


Exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities are available on our website. Book now for the best selection!

A preliminary program is now available on our website.  


Nominations Deadlines   

  • ATAC Honoree - due July 19 
  • ATAC Honour Roll - due July 19   
  • The Jim Glass Humanitarian Award - due July 31
For more information please visit our awards section or contact Debbie Simpson at tradeshow@atac.ca.


A special thanks to the following Exhibitors to date:

Acorn Welding  

Apron Fuel Services  

Aviall (Canada)

Avjet Holding


Cessna Aircraft Company 

Crestwood Technology Group

D.H. Kay Sales 

Discovery Air Technical Services   

Environment Canada  

Falko Regional Aircraft

FlightSafety International

Frasca International 
Labelmaster Canada  
Latitude Technologies

PetroValue Products Canada
Plattsburgh International Airport

Pratt & Whitney Canada

Skeye Aviation Systems


SkyTrac Systems

Talon Systems, LLC

Tulmar Safety Systems

EASA-FAA International Aviation Safety Conference

Last month, ATAC represented its members at this key annual regulatory info sharing and consultation event. Held in Paris this year, the event theme was "Global Cooperation in Aviation Safety: The Strategy for Success" and was attended by over 300 regulators and a cross-section of international industry representatives. Panels included speakers from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) who hosted the event, the US FAA, TCCA, other regulators, as well as industry representatives. Updates on specific items will be covered during upcoming Flight Ops and Technical Ops committees' conference calls.


Career Focus Wage Subsidy Opportunity  

As part of the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace's (CCAA) ongoing partnership with ATAC, CCAA invites you to apply for Career Focus.


Career Focus is a wage subsidy program, with funding provided by Human Resource and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), which encourages employers in aviation and aerospace industry that employ high-demand occupations to hire post-secondary students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to work in the sector. The program provides 50% of a new worker's salary up to a maximum of $17,000 or until March 31, 2014. Employers are required to provide each participant with a minimum of thirty (30) hours of work per week for a minimum of four (4) months. The candidate must be approved for the program by HRSDC before they start work or the program will not cover them. Further information regarding eligibility into the program please contact Tanya Brunet at telephone 613-727-8272 ext. 232 or by email at tbrunet@avaerocouncil.ca.


The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) has partnered with the ATAC to offer training and skills development opportunities to ATAC membership. The Career Focus program is one aspect of this partnership.


ATAC Initiative @ Aviation Week's MRO Europe 2013

MRO Europe will take place in London, UK on September 25-26. In partnership with the Canadian High Commission in London, ATAC has made arrangements for a Canadian MRO booth, and is now soliciting interest for any Canadian MRO company that may wish to take advantage of this booth. For those "walking" the trade show this booth may be used for brochure distribution and as a meeting point. ATAC will be manning the booth and is available to facilitate B2B meetings for those attending or to act as a contact on behalf of those unable to attend in person. We are also planning a Canadian MRO Networking Event and are now seeking sponsors. Please let us know if you plan to attend the trade show and if you wish to have brochures distributed using our booth, if you wish ATAC to make contacts for you and/or if you wish to take part in sponsoring the networking event.  


Les Aalders, Executive Vice President and VP, Atlantic Canada & British Columbia, laalders@atac.ca
NAV CANADA Proposes to Eliminate Exemption on Enroute Charges

NAV CANADA proposed recently to eliminate an exemption on flights to/between unregistered airports. The proposal is expected to raise an additional $4 Million in fees. The air carriers most impacted by the change will likely be those operating to remote mining/oil camps. The proposal does not impact the exemption for flights in the Far North. ATAC held a conference call on July 5 on this topic.


Michael Skrobica, Senior Vice President & CFO
and VP, Ontario,


A special thanks to our Sponsors to date 


2013 AGM Sponsors




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