Vol. # 2015-02-E


February 26, 2015

ATAC's Industry Symposium and Annual Spring Reception


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ottawa Marriott Hotel

100 Kent Street, Ottawa


Tentative Agenda

  • Committee Meetings (May 20 & 21)
  • Symposium
  • Reception

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Wayne Gouveia
New private training Act from BC government announced

The government of BC announced  Bill 7, the Private Training Act, which will transfer the authority from the defunct Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) to the Ministry of Advanced Education. The act will streamline administrative and approval processes and improve public confidence in the private career training sector both domestically and internationally. The legislation will use a risk based approach that will protect student tuition and strengthen quality assurance in private career training institutions. (Flight schools in the aviation context)

Les Aalders

ATAC flight crew fatigue management/flight & duty time  

Since the week-long meeting with TC in January ATAC continues to work with its members, other aviation associations, and TCCA to find reasonable and appropriate solutions to address this hot subject. TCCA plans to hold a briefing session, likely within the next month, after reviewing and taking into account the input from industry and formulating their plan to go forward to Canada Gazette Part 1 (CG 1). Their current plan is to go to CG 1 in early summer this year. This would likely mean it would go to CG 2 and be promulgated as a new regulation in early summer 2016.
We have made many substantial suggestions for change, thanks to our members' input, to the NPA proposal. Key amongst these is our request that in addition to incorporating a more reasonable and sustainable regulation change on this issue, they must have a more practical implementation schedule. Our proposal has been a minimum of 3 years after CG 2 for CAR 705 operators and a minimum of a further 2 years after that for operators within CAR 702, 703, and 704. This minimum timeframe is required for implementing associated computer and software changes for crew scheduling systems amongst others, as well as trying to deal with the dire shortage of pilots. As soon as a briefing is scheduled ATAC will let you know.


ATAC and its MRO industry partners are in the planning stages for MRO Americas in Miami Beach, April 14-16. We will continue this high-level international marketing engagement following our long successful history at this event, the largest of its kind in the world. We will combine several trade show booths and a Canadian MRO Alliance networking reception to grow our exposure in this ever growing market that our companies are keen to enter and have superb capabilities to offer to potential customers.


Industry Symposium
& Annual Spring Reception


ATAC's National Aviation Conference
& Tradeshow 2015

ATAC welcomes
new members:

Pacific Sky Aviation

North Saanich, BC


Mxi Technologies
Ottawa, ON 


Global Aerospace Corporation

Mississauga, ON 

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