Vol. # 2014-07-E


July 16, 2014

ATAC 80th annual general meeting
and tradeshow

Monday, November 17 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Westin Bayshore Hotel

Vancouver, BC


"Celebrating 80 years!" 


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


Exhibitor package and sponsorship opportunities are available on our website. Book early for best selection!


For further information please contact Debbie Simpson at tradeshow@atac.ca.


A preliminary program is now available on our website. 


Les Aalders

TCCA issues CASA - use of SMS to Mitigate Hazards and Risks associated with Unstable Approaches  

ATAC supports the use of SMS to mitigate safety issues related to Unstable Approaches. TCCA very recently issued Civil Aviation Safety Advisory (CASA) 2014-3 that encourages the use of SMS in the mitigation of hazards and risks of Unstable Approaches. Operators are encouraged to review this document and incorporate this practice as soon as possible unless of course you have already done so.

ATAC encourages TCCA to allow
the use of Tablets as Electronic flight bags

In support of our members wishing to fully take advantage of the great advances in portable electronic technology, ATAC is encouraging TCCA to adopt the same perspective as the FAA in allowing tablets such as iPads to be used as Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) and to allow them to be temporarily mounted by adequate means without the necessity of formal installation approvals.

Micahel Skrobica

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

On April 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a change to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Fees. While per passenger fee was lowered from $5.00(USD) to $4.00(USD), the per plane fee increased to a whopping $225(USD) versus the previous $70.75(USD). ATAC will strenuously object. 

U.S. Passenger Rights Phase 3

On May 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed Consumer Rule III. The intent is to provide passengers complete information on fares and certain core ancillary fees (e.g. baggage fees) through either direct (web) or indirect (online and brick & mortar agent) channels. ATAC is obtaining feedback from members preparatory to filing a submission.

Airport Development Consultations

Transport Canada is undertaking a review on "Greenfield" Airport Development Consultation. The issue was prompted by uncoordinated airport developments which may pose an air navigation hazard. ATAC is participating in the focus group.


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80 YEARS! 

A special thanks to our sponsors to date

-  ATR Americas

-  Boeing Company (The)

-  Emond Harnden

-  FlightSafety International

-  Global Aerospace

-  Gowling Lafleur
    Henderson LLP

-  Porter Airlines

-  Pratt & Whitney Canada

-  Seneca College

-  WINGS Magazine


A special thanks to our exhibitors to date

-  Acorn Welding 

-  Apron Fuel Services

-  Aviall (Canada) 

-  Aviation Accreditation
    Board International

-  Canadian Aviator

-  CQFA Chicoutimi College

-  Cryotech Deicing

-  Discovery Air Technical

-  Environment Canada

-  Falko Regional Aircraft

-  FlightSafety International

-  Frasca International

-  Intelisys Aviation Systems

-  Kelly Western Jet Centre,
    Epic Aviation

-  Labelmaster Canada

-  Latitude Technologies


-  Prairie Aircraft Sales

-  Pratt & Whitney Canada

-  Pulselite Canada

-  Seneca College

-  Skeye Aviation Systems

-  Skies Magazine

-  SkyTrac Systems

-  Sprung Structures

-  WINGS Magazine



  September 23-25, 2014
Calgary, AB

October 21-23, 2014
Toronto, ON


November 16, 2014
Vancouver, BC

See our website for registration and information

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