Vol. # 2014-03-E


March 25, 2014

ATAC Industry Symposium
and Spring Reception

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ottawa Marriott Hotel

100 Kent Street, Ottawa


SCHEDULE (subject to change)
  • Symposium - Panel Discussion Theme: "Passenger Rights - A Shared Responsibility"
  • Reception - Theme: "Women and Aviation"
  • Committee Meetings (May 29 & 30)


Please at http://atacspringevent2014.weebly.com/ by May 15, 2014.  There are no registration fees for these events.  



A limited block of rooms is on hold at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel at the rate of $178 per night. Cut-off date is April 30, 2014. Call 1-800-853-8463. Mention Group ID Code "ATAATAA" or book online.


For sponsorship opportunities - Please contact Debbie Simpson at 613-233-7727 ext. 312 or dsimpson@atac.ca. For general inquires - Please contact Danielle Lavoie at 613-233-7727 ext. 304 or dlavoie@atac.ca.


Les Aalders

Canadian MROs
@ MRO Americas 2014

The world's largest MRO show of 2014, MRO Americas, takes place on April 8-10 in Phoenix, AZ. 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 arranging B2B meetings and the always-successful Canadian MRO Business Development Networking Event. ATAC proudly continues to provide leadership and support for Canadian MRO companies in their international marketing and business development!

Annual Fuel Efficiency/Emissions Data Gathering  

We are seeking fuel efficiency data for the calendar year 2013 as part of the ATAC's annual input into the reporting for Canada's Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation. We encourage all CAR 704 and 705 operators to please provide your data by the end of March.
Wayne Gouveia

New Rules Aim to Strengthen Canada's Status as Destination
of Choice

Canada's reputation as the destination of choice for prospective international students will be strengthened by new Citizenship and Immigration Canada regulation that will take effect on June 1, 2014. The regulation will improve services to genuine students while protecting Canada's international reputation for high quality education and reduced fraud. For flight schools hosting international students, this will mean registering before June 1, 2014 with the provincial ministries of education to insure inclusion on the designated list of educational institutions to receive international students. For more information  see media notice.

ATAC DFATD Singapore/China Mission identifies General Aviation Training Opportunity  

Member companies supported by ATAC Vice President of Commercial General Aviation met with numerous General Aviation (GA) companies with the assistance of Trade commissioners in Singapore, Hong Kong and 3 cities in mainland China. The main topic of discussions centered on the opportunity for Canadian flight training companies to train professional pilots for the exploding Chinese GA market. Meeting with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Deputy Director General, Wang Jingling and his team have confirmed the regulatory construct to transfer the Canadian Licenses of Chinese pilots returning to China to fly GA aircraft. The CAAC confirmed that there will be a gradual release of airspace for general aviation aircraft in the next 1-5 years. ATAC's record of mission meetings and contacts will be available to members in the upcoming weeks.

ATAC SMS Toolkit - New Release  

The 3rd edition SMS Toolkit has been rewritten with new information supporting improved quality assurance, improved work flows and reference to the 96 Transport Canada Expectations identified for a compliant Safety Management System (SMS). The 2014 Toolkit incorporates suggestions, comments and improvements from the Transport Canada SMS team and the TC Directors from each region in Canada. This document was made possible by the tireless dedication of SMS expert Mike Doiron of Doiron Aviation Consulting. All ATAC member companies who have the current version will automatically be sent the new version. Any members who have not received the Toolkit can request a copy from Danielle Lavoie at dlavoie@atac.ca.   

ATAC 80th Annual General Meeting & Tradeshow 2014

Monday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 19

Westin Bayshore Hotel
Vancouver, BC

ATAC Welcomes a New Member
Vancouver Island Air
    Campbell River, BC

Air Transport Association of Canada
Association du transport aérien du Canada
700 - 255 rue Albert Street | Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6A9 | Canada                                atac.ca