Vol. # 2014-02-E


February 21, 2014

ATAC Industry Symposium
and Spring Reception

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ottawa Marriott Hotel

100 Kent Street, Ottawa


Tentative Agenda

  • Committee Meetings (May 29 & 30)
  • Industry Symposium
  • Reception


Visit our website at www.atac.ca/web/en/events/spring-event.html for updates. 


Les Aalders

ATAC Representation on NAV CANADA Advisory Committee (NCAC)  

Les Aalders is the new ATAC representative on the NCAC. ATAC thanks Bill Boucher for his excellent support over the three year term that he has just completed. You are encouraged to contact Les regarding any NC issues that he can bring to the NCAC table for resolution.

Canadian MROs
@ MRO Americas 2014

ATAC continues to provide leadership and support for Canadian Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) companies in their international business development and marketing. This year's key event, MRO Americas 2014, will take place in Phoenix, AZ on April 8-10. In addition to facilitating trade show booths for key ATAC industry partners Discovery Air Technical Services, Kelowna Flightcraft and Premier Aviation Overhaul Center, ATAC will also be facilitating B2B meetings and the always-successful Canadian MRO Business Development Networking Event. Please contact Les regarding sponsorship opportunities or other information.

Wayne Gouveia

International Outreach Mission to Singapore/China

Along with Wayne Gouveia, four ATAC member companies participated in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) trade mission to Singapore and China. In the first leg of the mission Super T Aviation, Medicine Hat College and STR-SpeechTech met with Asian Trade Commissioners and attended the Singapore Air Show. Two days at the Air Show resulted in numerous successful B2B meetings with potential partners in the Asian market. The final evening in Singapore culminated with a reception hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner Heather Grant at her official residence. The mission travelled on to Hong Kong and has met with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department and the Hong Kong International Airport. The final leg of the mission will include travel to mainland China where they will be joined by a Moncton Flight College representative. Preliminary meetings have provided much information about numerous business opportunities in the Asian region.
Micahel Skrobica

ATAC Participates in Discussions on FAA's Overflight Fee  

ATAC, IATA and a number of airlines met with FAA officials in Washington to discuss the U.S. Overflight Fee. The fee pertains to air carriers who overfly U.S airspace but do not land in the U.S (both En Route and Oceanic). Following a successful lawsuit in 2003 that ATAC launched against the FAA concerning the Overflight Fee, part of the settlement established a Joint FAA/Airline Committee to hence forth determine changes to the FAA Overflight Fee. FAA approached airlines in 2013 to adjust the fee as the fee to be charged in 2015 is based upon the 2008 U.S. costs. The Committee recommended phasing in the 2013 rates over five years beginning in 2016.
ATAC 80th Annual General Meeting & Tradeshow 2014

Monday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 19

Westin Bayshore Hotel
Vancouver, BC

ATAC Welcomes New Members
- AJW Technique
   Montreal, QC
- Aviation Ground Fueling
   Cambridge, ON
- Medicine Hat College
   Medicine Hat, AB
- Nacora Insurance
   Mississauga, ON
- STR-SpeechTech
   Victoria, BC

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