Vol. # 2015-05-E

ATAC NEWS


May 28, 2015

ATAC INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
AND ANNUAL SPRING RECEPTION

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ottawa Marriott Hotel

100 Kent Street, Ottawa

 

Each year ATAC holds its Industry Symposium and Spring Reception. The event provides an opportunity for ATAC members, government experts and other stakeholders to explore issues relevant to the aviation industry.

 

This year's event was a workshop entitled "Flight Crew FatigueWhat the Regulator is Proposing, and Industry's Response and Action Plan" followed by our Reception entitled "Women and Aviation". Approximately 120 delegates gathered for our very successful event on May 20 in Ottawa.

 

A special thank you to our Event Sponsors, NAV CANADA, Porter Airlines, and Temple Scott Associates; and to Sennheiser for donating the door prizes.

ATAC OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Nominations are now open for the ATAC Outstanding Achievement Award.  
The submission deadline is June 30, 2015.
Wayne Gouveia
INSTRUCTOR GUIDE FOR COMMERCIAL PILOTS (IGCP)  

The cost structure for the IGCP was released by the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace to the ATAC membership at the May Flight Training Committee meeting last week in Ottawa. The IGCP guide is the result of industry consultation and provides the architecture for the development of a master teaching plan. This link will bring you to the proposal.

ATAC FLIGHT TRAINING DESIGNATE JOINS THE CANADIAN PERFORMANCE-BASED AVIATION ACTION TEAM (CPAAT)

ATAC Flight Training Committee member Kyle Green, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, has been selected to join CPAAT consultation group to bring inputs about Performance Based Navigation education from the flight school venue. Next meeting will be in Ottawa June 17-18, 2015.

Les Aalders

Flight Crew Fatigue Management - Flight & Duty TimE NPA   

TCCA provided the long-awaited briefing on what regulatory change proposal they plan to go forward with to Canada Gazette Part 1 (CG1) in late June or early July to ATAC and other associations, including unions, on the morning immediately prior to the ATAC Workshop dedicated to this subject on May 20th. Although much later than originally expected the confidential briefing was helpful in preparing for the workshop even with the confidentiality restrictions. It appears now that only a limited amount of content from the original Notice of Proposed Amendment as well as a limited applicability will be included at this initial stage. ATAC will be watching carefully for the publishing in CG1 and will facilitate comment gathering and submission within the expected 60 day comment period. Please be assured that ATAC will not rest easy until this issue results in a satisfactory resolution. 

ATAC MRO 

ATAC and its MRO industry partners are in the midst of planning for the upcoming MRO Europe this year to be held in London, UK on October 13-15, 2015 at the Excel Centre. ATAC is working closely with our partners in the London High Commission to maximize the benefits for Canadian MRO participation. This entails a much larger tradeshow booth than in prior years with a meeting area and a banner and brochure display area. There is no cost to ATAC MROs that wish to display pull-up banners and brochures that they provide. In addition, another great ATAC MRO Networking event is in the initial stages of planning. ATAC is very pleased to advise that we were successful once again in securing government travel funding for one person from each of up to 8 MRO companies. This is available on a first come first served basis so please contact ATAC ASAP if you are interested. 

Micahel Skrobica
PROVINCIAL BUDGETS PRODUCE VARYING RESULTS FOR AIR OPERATORS

Springtime is the usual time for governments in Canada to release their budgets. The budget cycle this year saw two provincial governments take two different approaches with the aviation world.

  • Newfoundland & Labrador - The province imposed a $40/landing fee at provincially owned airstrips in Labrador effective September 1, 2015
  • Manitoba - The province announced it would rebate its aviation fuel tax for international flights from Manitoba to destinations beyond North America.
NEW ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (ETA) DETAILS RELEASED

Details on the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) were released recently.

 

A fee of $7 will be charged on issuance of an eTA. The eTA is valid for the lesser of five years or the renewal of the passport. Exemptions will include U.S. citizens along with a small number of others (e.g. diplomats, aviation personnel etc.)

 

While the system will go live on August 1, 2015, it will not be mandatory until March 15, 2016.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!  

 

ATAC's National Aviation Conference
& Tradeshow 2015


Book your Booth Now!
Exhibitors package is available on our
website

 

Our Exhibitors to date

- Acorn Welding

- Alsim 

- Applied Informatics &
   Research

- Apron Fuel Services

- Avjet Holding  

- Cryotech Deicing
   Technology

- Discovery Air Technical
  Services

- FlightSafety International

- Frasca International

- Global Aerospace
  Corporation

- KF Aerospace 

- Labelmaster Canada

- Latitude Technologies
   Corporation

- NAV CANADA

- Navtech 

- Pratt & Whitney Canada

- Precision Heliparts-Canada

- Sennheiser Canada

- Sprung Structures

- Talon Systems, LLC 

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors to date

- Emond Harnden

- FlightSafety International

- Gowling Lafleur Henderson 

- NAV CANADA

- Porter Airlines

- Pratt & Whitney Canada

- Seneca College

- The Boeing Company

Contact Debbie Simpson, dsimpson@atac.ca
for information.



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