Vol. # 2103-08/09-E
September 10, 2013
Les Aalders

ATAC Operations Committees Engaging Members on HOT Topics

Take full advantage of getting your regulatory concerns dealt with and sharing best practices by attending one of the upcoming monthly conference call meetings with your colleagues!  Flight Ops: September 17 (2 ET), Tech Ops: September 19 (2 ET), Cabin Ops: October 1 (2 ET)

ATAC Initiative @ Aviation Week's MRO Europe 2013

This year's event in London, UK is fast approaching. On September 25-26, in partnership with the Canadian High Commission, ATAC will host the Canadian MRO booth. If you are interested in taking advantage of this booth, at no charge, for brochure distribution or as a meeting point please let us know. 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.

Airline Engineering & Maintenance: North America

co-located with

 Aircraft and Engine Lease Management Americas 

Airline Engineering & Maintenance is co-located with Aircraft & Engine Lease Management Americas this October 15-17 in Montreal offering you 2 events in 1 maximizing the effect of your time out of the office.


Top speakers include:

Bill Collins - Vice President, Base Maintenance, American Airlines

Frank Stevens - Director of Engineering, Republic Airways Holdings

Dan Watson - Chief Commercial Officer, MTU Maintenance Canada

Fabrice Defrance - Senior Vice President, Commercial, Air France Industries and KLM E&M


To see all the speakers, panel discussions and networking sessions to take place download your free copy of the brochure.


Atlas Air, United Airlines, Air France, Air Transport Association of Canada, Airbus Americas, Boeing, MTU Maintenance Canada, ICF SH&E and Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited are just some of the companies who will be there.


Want to join them? Register online today. And remember, airlines attend for FREE*.


*Airline operators in non sales/business development/marketing roles are eligible for free airline delegate places.

Wayne Gouveia 
2013 Webster Memorial Trophy Competition

The Webster Memorial Trophy Competition is an annual country-wide competition to determine the top amateur pilot in Canada. There are nine Webster regions based primarily on aviation activity. The nine finalists are selected from flight test reports.


This year Winnipeg was the selected city and the competition was hosted by Harv's Air based at the St. Andrews Airport.


The winner of the 2013 Webster competition is Takashi Hirose. Takashi is the Eastern Ontario regional finalist currently enrolled in the Algonquin College Aviation program and flies with the Ottawa Flying Club. The runner-up is Stuart Loney. Stuart is the Central Ontario regional finalist and flies out of the Brampton Flight Centre. Meet the finalists in person at the ATAC AGM November 17-19, 2013 in Montreal.
DCAM Flight Instructor Safety Award

The David Charles Abramson Memorial (DCAM) Flight Instructor Safety Award represents a unique opportunity to recognize the important role flight training instructors play in making the business of flying safer. It is essential that we take the time to recognize exemplary flight instructors who demonstrate exceptional leadership in aviation safety and truly represent our industry's cornerstone.


Nominations for the prestigious DCAM Flight Instructor Safety Award should be submitted by September 14. For further information please visit www.dcamaward.com  or contact janeabramson@videotron.ca  


The award has brought a focus to excellence in flight instruction, as the names of Canada's exceptional flight instructors, (10) engraved on the prestigious trophy, attest.

Bill Boucher

CNS / ATM Service Changes

From coast-to-coast, NAV CANADA is developing and implementing a wide array of changes to the air navigation service. These projects are being designed to help customers reduce delays and fuel consumption while increasing the levels of safety and efficiency in air travel. This section showcases just some of the company's initiatives.


Service Projects announcements provide a description of current air navigation services at a site, the particulars of the study, and contact information for any persons wishing to receive further information on, and/or participate in the Aeronautical Study.


ATAC members are encouraged to respond directly to NC with a copy to ATAC. Please contact Bill Boucher bboucher@atac.ca if you wish to discuss any CNS/ATM issues.

& Tradeshow
November 17-19, 2013
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Registration is now available online.  Register early to save!
Early Bird deadline
October 11
For more informatioin, please visit our website
A special thanks to our exhibitors to date

Q Acorn Welding

Q Alsim Simulators

Q Apron Fuel Services

Q Aviall (Canada)

Q Avjet Holding

Q Avro Strategies

Q Bose

Q Cessna Aircraft Company

QCanadian Skies  

Q Crestwood Technology

Q Cryotech Deicing

Q D.H. Kay Sales

Q Discovery Air Technical

Q Environment Canada

Q Falko Regional Aircraft

Q FlightSafety International

Q Frasca International

Q IDS North America

Q Intelisys Aviation Systems Q Kelly Aviation Center

Q Labelmaster Canada

Q Latitude Technologies

Q Mechtronix


Q Plattsburgh International

Q Pratt & Whitney Canada

Q Primo Instrument

Q Rapiscan Systems

Q Sennheiser Canada

Q Skeye Aviation Systems

Q Skyservice

Q SkyTrac Systems

Q Talon Systems, LLC

Q Transport Canada

Q Tulmar Safety Systems

A special thanks to our sponsors to date

Q ATR North America

QBoeing Company (The)

Q Bombardier Commercial 

QEmond Harnden

Q FlightSafety International

Q Gowling Lafleur

Q InterVISTAS Consulting


Q Porter Airlines

Q Pratt & Whitney Canada

Q Seneca College

Q Wings Magazine

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