Vol. # 2015-06-E

ATAC NEWS


June 25, 2015

NATIONAL AVIATION CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW 2015

 

November 2 - 4, 2015

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel

Montreal, QC

 

~ The national gathering for operators, suppliers to the industry and government stakeholders involved in commercial aviation and flight training in Canada for over 80 years ~

 

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

 

Sponsorship is an opportunity to present your company as an important supporter of Canadian commercial aviation. For further information please contract Debbie Simpson at tradeshow@atac.ca

 

Conference registration is coming soon! Watch for our announcement in July!

 

ATAC OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Nominations are still being accepted for the ATAC Outstanding Achievement Award. The submission deadline is June 30, 2015.
NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION / APPOINTMENT TO ATAC'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

This is advance notice to Members that ATAC's Nominating Committee will soon be seeking nominations for election to the ATAC Board of Directors.  There will be vacancies to fill in each of the Categories of Members - Large Carriers, Regional Carriers and Training Organizations.   In addition, the Nominating Committee will be seeking nominations from Industry Partners.

 

Complete details along with a nomination form will be emailed to the Official Representatives of ATAC Members and Industry Partners respectively in the July/August timeframe.

 

In the meantime, if you require further information please contact Debbie Simpson, Corporate Secretary dsimpson@atac.ca 

Micahel Skrobica
CBSA TURNS ITS ATTENTION TO SMALL VOLUME OPERATORS

ATAC and CBSA will set up a consultation on alternate Interactive Advance Passenger Information (IAPI) reporting for small volume operators. While final rules on higher volume systems have been released, Canada Border Services Agency is now turning its attention to the lower volume international air carriers. A CBSA representative met with the ATAC Fixed Wing, Air Taxi and Flight Training Committee recently.

TRANSPORT CANADA PROPOSED NORTHERN AND REMOTE AIR CARGO SECURITY STRATEGY

Transport Canada Aviation Security presented new proposals on northern and remote communities' air cargo strategy. The proposals aim to match screening requirements with the level of risk. ATAC has commented on this proposal.

Wayne Gouveia
AIRCRAFT PARTS DISCUSSION FORUM  

At the May 20th Flight Training meeting in Ottawa it was decided that ATAC host a discussion forum where member companies can share information about aircraft parts inventory available for sale or trade with member companies.

 

FTUs interested in participating in this forum, contact Danielle Lavoie at dlavoie@atac.ca for information on the required format and log in information.

 

The official project launch is planned for late summer with the implementation of a new database at ATAC head office. For inquiries, please contact dlavoie@atac.ca.

AIR CADET 2015 POWER PILOT SCHOLARSHIP (PPS) PROGRAM

The Air Cadet 2015 PPS is now ramping up with 250 cadets selected for the program Canada-wide with 17 ATAC schools delivering training to 212 cadets. The remaining 38 cadets are in Quebec under the AQTA provincial association. The intense program will provide the opportunity for cadets to obtain private pilots licenses within a 7 week period. Please welcome these new aviators to our industry at an airport in your region.

ATAC DANGEROUS GOODS COMMITTEE AT WORK

The ATAC Dangerous Goods Committee has reviewed the ICAO DGP-WG/15 - WP/30 relating to Competency Based Training for DG personnel and state employees in detail. The committee has collectively provided comments to the Transport Canada TDG representative, Micheline Paquette, to be incorporated in the next ICAO panel discussion. The DG Committee supports the concept of competency based training but has concerns about the implementation strategy proposed and the lack of guidance available from the regulator.

Les Aalders

Flight ATTENDANT RATIO REGULATORY CHANGE PUBLISHED    

After many years of discussions and justification by ATAC and its members, TC has published new regulations governing the number of flight attendants required for Canadian operators. The new rules were published in Canada Gazette Part 2 on June 18th and have an in-force date of August 1, 2015. As advocated for by ATAC, they provide for the operator having the option of using the current requirements (1:40 Passengers) or opting for the requirements being used by the US and other jurisdictions around the world (1:50 Passenger Seats). This change provides for additional operational flexibility and efficiencies while maintaining an equivalent level of safety and allows for a level playing field with foreign airlines operating into Canada with regards to flight attendant staffing. ATAC congratulates TC on making this important move forward to, in many cases, advance the competitive abilities of our operators.

ATAC MRO REMINDER

ATAC and its MRO industry partners continue to plan for the upcoming MRO Europe 2015 in London, UK on October 13-15, 2015 at the Excel Centre. ATAC is working closely with our colleagues 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 in taking part in the booth and/or travel support.

Our Exhibitors to date

- Acorn Welding

- Alsim 

- Applied Informatics &
   Research

- Apron Fuel Services

- Aviall (Canada) 

- Avjet Holding  

- Cryotech Deicing
   Technology

- Discovery Air Technical
  Services

- FlightSafety International

- Falko Regional Aircraft 

- Frasca International

- Global Aerospace
  Corporation

- KF Aerospace 

- Labelmaster Canada

- Latitude Technologies
   Corporation  

- Lockheed Martin
  Commercial Engine Solution 

- NAV CANADA

- Navtech   

- Nordic Aviation Capital A/S 

- Pratt & Whitney Canada

- Precision Heliparts-Canada

- Pulselite Canada 

- Sennheiser Canada

- Skyservice Business
  Aviation
 

- 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


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