Vol. # 2015-03-E


March 26, 2015



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ottawa Marriott Hotel

100 Kent Street, Ottawa


Tentative Agenda

  • Committee Meetings (May 20 & 21)
  • Industry Workshop
  • Spring Reception


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ATAC's National AVIATION Conference & Tradeshow 2015

(New name for the AGM & Tradeshow)


Booth Sales are now open!
Exhibitor package available
on our website.


Jim Glass Humanitarian Award 

Nominations are now open for the Jim Glass Humanitarian Award. The submission deadline is May 25, 2015

Micahel Skrobica
Transport Canada Planning to Withdraw Third Party War Risk Indemnification

ATAC has learnt that Transport Canada is planning to withdraw the Third Party War Risk Indemnification. Third Party War Risk is that insurance which covers airlines for damage to third parties (eg. building, etc...) struck by aircraft in a "war" scenario. As a result of the 911 attacks, insurers withdrew the insurance altogether on September 15, 2001. The Canadian Government stepped in to extend an indemnification to air carriers. Recently the market for third party war risk insurance has re-established reasonable rates which will allow carriers to obtain coverage through normal channels.

Transport Canada Announces New Non-Passenger (Staff) Screening and Vehicle Screening Plans

In order to comply with changes to ICAO security requirements, Transport Canada is in the process of announcing new measures for non-passenger screening and vehicle screening. The focus will be on international and transborder flights from larger airports.

Transport Canada Issues an Objectionable NPA on Airport Consultations
On February 26, 2015, Transport Canada  issued a Notice of Proposed Amendment concerning requirements that airports will have to undertake in order to proceed with development or construction. ATAC will strongly oppose this NPA as it will, in ATAC's view, impede development of Canadian airports.
Wayne Gouveia
ATAC International GOA Mission to Dublin/London

ATAC companies Calgary Flying Club, Essential Helicopters, Super T Aviation Academy and Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre participated in the Professional Flight Training Exhibition in Dublin Ireland (PFTE). The mission to Dublin was supported by Trade Commissioner Gerry Mongey. Members of the delegation met with Irish Aviation Authority, Aer Lingus and the National Flight Centre, and the Atlantic Flight Training Academy. The group was given a tour of the CityJet Airlines simulation centre and discussed future cadet programs. ATAC is working towards the signing of an MOU with an Irish ATO to facilitate the transfer of student licenses from Canadian to Irish. Canadian Ambassador Kevin Vickers met the group at the Fly Canada booth at the PFTE and offered his support to the mission. The mission then travelled to London to attend meetings at Canada House with Trade Commissioner Halleh Koleyni and Nathan Stower - Chief Executive, British Air Transport Association, to discuss collaboration between associations.

Les Aalders

ATAC flight crew fatigue management/flight & duty time  

ATAC continues to work this very important file, both with members and TCCA to find reasonable and appropriate solutions to address this issue. TCCA still plans to hold a "briefing session", but the date is as yet unknown, although it is expected well ahead of the regulatory change proceeding to Canada Gazette (CG) Part 1. The current TCCA plan is for the regulatory change to go to CG 1 in June of this year. This would likely mean that if it proceeds without too many changes after CG 1 it would go to CG 2 and be promulgated as a new regulation in June or early summer 2016. Key amongst our many substantial suggested changes to the proposal, they must include a much more reasonable implementation timeline. The ATAC proposal is for a minimum of 3 years after CG 2 for CAR 705 operators and a minimum of a further 2 years after that for CAR 702, 703, and 704 operators. As soon as a briefing is scheduled ATAC will let you know.


ATAC and its Canadian MRO Alliance partners are in the final planning stages for the trade show and networking event during MRO Americas in Miami Beach, April 14-16, 2015. The annual ATAC Canadian MRO Networking event will take place on the evening of Wednesday, April 15 in the Miami Beach Convention Center with introductory remarks provided by the newly appointed Canadian Consular General for Miami, Roxanne Dubé. We welcome any Canadian companies to participate as sponsors or guests.



ATAC's National Aviation Conference
& Tradeshow 2015

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