Vol. # 2015-10-E

ATAC NEWS


October 21, 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 ~
 
Only 11 days left before the conference!
Registration ending soon!
 
Conference registration and program with committee topics are available on our website.


Sponsorship 
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsorship is an opportunity to present your company as an important supporter of Canadian commercial aviation. For further information please contact Debbie Simpson at tradeshow@atac.ca or check our website.
 
This year's tradeshow has record participation with over 60 exhibitors for you to visit.  
 
Watch for our weekly Conference emails for news and updates!
WIN THE JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO
SUITE UPGRADE! ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT! 

The Member company (Operator) with the largest delegation to the conference
registered by noon on October 23, will get the free upgrade to the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite.

This one-bedroom Executive suite was the site of the legendary 1969 "Bed-in for Peace", where the song "Give Peace a Chance" was composed and recorded. The living room and bedroom feature memorabilia composed of press articles, framed gold records and pictures of the famous couple. 
ATAC congratulates Prime Minister Designate Justin Trudeau for his overwhelming victory. The new Prime Minister will have a lot of aviation issues to delegate to the Transport Minister. We're hoping that on November 4th he will appoint someone with a solid grasp of aviation issues in Canada. We also wish that the next Transport Minister not be burdened by Infrastructure and Communities and can then focus entirely on Transport and truly act as a real champion in the promotion air transportation. Perhaps then our industry can finally be recognized and supported as an economic driver rather than as an industry constantly drained by an ever growing government appetite for crippling revenue streams. 
 
ATAC is eager to cooperate with whomever the Prime Minister assigns to this important portfolio and we look forward to collectively supporting a safe, world-leading and sustainable Canadian air transport industry.
Micahel Skrobica
INDUSTRY MONETARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (IMAC) PICKERING LANDS DECISION
On Wednesday November 4th, the IMAC will be discussing the Pickering Lands project. Nathalie Bossé will represent Tansport Canada.
Les Aalders
Annual Conference program includes many operations highlight
Key speakers will be addressing our Flight Operations, Regional Operations, Technical Operations, Cabin Operations, MRO and Safety committees from Transport Canada Civil Aviation, Transportation Safety Board, NAV CANADA, IATA, and ICAO as well as several key industry subject matter experts. The conference program has been developed to address the many hot topics that arise during our committee meetings throughout the year such as Level of Service, Regulatory Issues, Operational Efficiency and Safety Issues as well as newly emerging issues on the technology and international fronts. This is a great opportunity to not only find out what is going on but also to share best practices and otherwise voice your input.

ATAC is very fortunate to welcome back Hal Chrisman, ICF International, as a keynote speaker during the MRO committee meeting on November 2nd. Hal is renowned for his MRO Outlook and Market Forecasts.
ATAC MRO Success AT MRO Europe 2015 in London, UK
MRO Europe held in London, October 13-15, was once again a great success for the many ATAC MRO Industry Partners that attended. AJW Technique, Aeropol, Avianor, Av-Reps, AvTec Aero Maintenance/Can-Rep, Bombardier, Global Aerospace, KF Aerospace, and Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions show-cased their unique capabilities at the MRO Europe 2015 trade show held at London's ExCel Centre.

Still seeking interest in MRO Latin America in Lima, Peru, January 20-22, 2016. Financial support is available on a first come, first served basis so please contact ATAC ASAP if you are interested in taking part and haven't already done so.
Wayne Gouveia
ATAC FLIGHT TRAINING AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS KEY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS AND OPERATORS IN CANADA
The Fixed Wing, Air Taxi and Flight Training program at the National Aviation Conference and Tradeshow promises to deliver informative, educational sessions with the number one opportunity to share information with colleagues in the aviation community.

The program begins with a pre-conference workshop focused on "what you need to know about the Canada Labour Code" before an inspector comes knocking. Presented by lawyers Steve Williams and Amanda Sarginson - Emond Harnden LLP.

Day 1 will be launched by opening remarks from ATAC's President and CEO, John McKenna, as well as the Chair of the Flight Training Committee Joanie Williams. Updates will be provided on the ATAC International Outreach Program. Followed by key discussions with member companies on industry issues that will be further discussed in a closed session with Dave White, Transport Canada Acting Director Commercial Flight Standards. NAV CANADA will be on hand to provide updates on phraseology projects for VFR, IFR and Ground Handlers. Seneca College and PABC will provide project updates. For those interested in the world Unmanned Aerial Vehicles there will be a panel discussion with TC, NAV CANADA and Gowlings.

A popular session will be "Celebrate Success" with two ATAC companies Calgary Flight Training and Victoria Flying Club sharing information about successful projects underway in their companies. Foreign companies are finding Canadian Flight Training Organizations attractive investments. We have invited lawyer Alex Sami from Gowlings LLP to speak about foreign ownership rules. Day 2 will wrap up with a session to explain what Key Performance Indicators are and how they are used and how to track them.

The final day will have updates from NRC on the Unleaded Avgas Project, presentations from TSB Board Member John Hincke, followed by a presentation entitled ''Human Resource Law, The Year in Review''. The agenda will wrap up with an update from the Webster Award (top amateur pilot) followed by a riveting presentation by one of Canada's most accomplished researchers and speakers on managing a changing workforce, Dr. Linda Duxbury, entitled "Attracting the New Generation to Aviation". 
"MAKING YOUR SMS WORK"

PRE CONFERENCE WORSKHOP 
 
Don't miss this important  one-day Pre Conference Workshop developed for operators who already have an SMS in place and would like to improve it, is scheduled for Sunday November 1. This session is not included with the conference registration fees. Please see program for more details.
Exhibitors up to date!

- Acorn Welding 
- Adacel
- AeroCourse
- Aerotec Engines Limited 
- Aeropol Aviation Services 
- Alsim 
- Applied Informatics &
   Research
- Apron Fuel Services
- Aviall (Canada)
- Avianor
-
Avation Accreditation
  Board
International 
- Avjet Holding
- Av-Reps, Component
   R & O
- Avro Strategies 
- AvTec Aero Maintenance  
- Blue Sky Booking
- Canadian Aviator Magazine
- CQFA Chicoutimi College 
- Cryotech Deicing
   Technology
- D.H. Kay Sales
- Diamond Aircraft Industries  
- Discovery Air Technical
  Services 
- Ez Creeper Company
- Falko Regional Aircraft 
- Flightcraft Maintenance
  Services
- FlightSafety International 
- Frasca International
- Global Aerospace
  Corporation
- Goulet Aircraft Supply
- Hope Aero 
- Hope Air 
- Intelisys Aviation Systems 
- International Air Transport
  Association
 
- KF Aerospace 
- Labelmaster Canada
- Latitude Technologies
   Corporation
- Leggat Aviation 
- Lockheed Martin
  Commercial Engine
  Solutions
- M1 Composite
- Nacora Insurance Brokers
- NAV CANADA
- Navtech 
- Nordic Aviation Capital A/S 
- Plattsburgh International
  Airport
- Prairie Aircraft Sales 
- Pratt & Whitney Canada
- Precision Accessories &
  Instruments - Canada

- Premier Aviation Overhaul 
- Pulselite Canada
- RUBB Building Systems
- Seneca College 
- Sennheiser Canada
- Skies Magazine
- SkyQuest International
- Skyservice Business
  Aviation
 
- Sprung Structures
- Talon Systems, LLC
- Viking Air
- Webster Trophy
  Competition
 
- Wings Magazine
- Yardstick, Testing & 
  Training Experts
 
ATAC Welcomes New Member!

- Aztec Group

  Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC
- Forum Risk and Insurance
  Montreal, QC
- Spectrum Airways
  Burlington, ON
 

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