Vol. # 2103-010-E
October 15, 2013
Les Aalders

ATAC Congratulates Kelly Aviation Center Montreal

ATAC attended the grand opening ceremony of the totally refurbished engine overhaul center on September 12th. The facility now mirrors the great condition and efficiency of the engines they are returning to customers! The staff rightfully reflected their pride in a world-class engine overhaul facility!

 MRO Europe 2013 a Great Success

ATAC hosted the Canadian MRO booth at MRO Europe 2013 in the vast ExCel centre in London, UK on September 25-26. In addition meetings between members, trade commissioners, and customers, including a networking event were facilitated by ATAC.

ATAC Operations Committees Engaging Members on HOT Topics 

 2013 AGM Operations
Committees Topics

Preparations are well underway to develop an interesting and helpful series of sessions with topics and speakers you won't want to miss during the AGM for the Flight Ops, Technical Ops, Cabin Ops, Safety Advisory and MRO committees! Please let us know as soon as possible If you have particular issues you wish to have included in the agendas.

Wayne Gouveia 
Ontario Flight Schools Working Group Meeting

Ontario Flight schools met at Brampton Flying Club to discuss the issues proposed for the 7 year review of the Private Career Colleges Act, (2005). Attending flight schools were led by ATAC board members who were able to focus the meeting and define the agenda topics which were addressed at the PCC consultation for Flight Schools on October 4th in Toronto. The ATAC board has approved financial support for this initiative

Air Cadet Power Pilot Scholarship Program 2014

The process is open for expressions of interest for ATAC schools interested in delivering private pilot license training to Air Cadets in the summer of 2014. In collaboration with the expressions of interest ATAC is asking for a $100 donation with each request to raise money for an ATAC Air Cadet Power Familiarization scholarship, allowing PPL students to gain 30 hours of PIC and eligibility to pilot familiarization flights for the league. Twenty two scholarships are awarded across Canada funded by industry donations.

Bill Boucher

Clear and Concise Radio Communications is Vital to Safe
Air Navigation

The purpose of all radio communications is that they should convey information or instructions unambiguously to a specific recipient or recipients. Use of standard format and content is essential to achieve this objective. Superfluous or non standard message format and/or content may result in undesirable outcomes, especially in remote and/or uncontrolled airspace.


Aviators are obligated by law to conform to specific requirements for various situations. ATAC urges all aviators to ensure they remain knowledgeable of applicable regulations and standards.

Micahel Skrobica 

Transport Canada Develops New Policy on "Wet Leasing"

On August, 30, 2013, Transport Canada issued a new policy on limits to "Wet Leasing". Wet Leasing is the industry term for the rental of both an aircraft and its crew. The policy focuses particularly on off-shore wet leases. It specifies a cap of 20% of a Canadian carriers' fleet being wet leased from a foreign company. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) will administer the new policy. ATAC has met with both Transport Canada and CTA to clarify issues with the policy on behalf of members.

& Tradeshow
November 17-19, 2013
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Visit our website for more details
A special thanks to our exhibitors to date

- Acorn Welding

- Algonquin College
  Corporate Training

- Alsim Simulators

- Aon Hewitt / Sun Life

- Apron Fuel Services

- Aviall (Canada)

- Aviation Unlimited

- Avjet Holding

- Avro Strategies

- Bose

- Cessna Aircraft Company

- Canadian Skies


- Crestwood Technology

- Cryotech Deicing

- D.H. Kay Sales

- Discovery Air Technical

- Environment Canada

- Falko Regional Aircraft

- Fast Air Executive Aviation

- FlightSafety International

- Frasca International

- Hope Air

- IDS North America

- Intelisys Aviation Systems

- Kelly Aviation Center

- Labelmaster Canada

- Latitude Technologies

- M1 Composites

- Mechtronix


- Nordic Aviation Capital

- Ottawa Aviation Services

- Plattsburgh International

- Pratt & Whitney Canada

- Premier Aviation Aviation

- Primo Instrument

- Seneca College

- Sennheiser Canada

- Skeye Aviation Systems

- Skyservice

- SkyTrac Systems

- Talon Systems, LLC

- Transport Canada

- Tulmar Safety Systems

- Wi-Flight

- Wings Magazine

A special thanks to our sponsors to date

- ATR North America

- Boeing Company (The)

- Bombardier Commercial

- Emond Harnden
- FlightSafety International

- Gowling Lafleur

- Hamilton Watches

- InterVISTAS Consulting


- Porter Airlines

- Pratt & Whitney Canada

- Rapiscan Systems

- Seneca College

- Sunwing Airlines

- Transports Québec

- Wings Magazine

ATAC Welcomes
New Members
- Sec & Co
  London, ON
- Avro Strategies
  Calgary, AB
- M1 Composites Technology
  Laval, Quebec

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