ATAC News
February 2016
DON'T MISS ATAC'S DAY ON THE HILL
& ANNUAL SPRING RECEPTION

May 17, 2016
Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent Street
 

Tentative Agenda

(Times subject to change)

MAY 17
08:00 - 17:00 Dangerous Goods Committee (Members only)
08:00 - 17:00 ATAC Day on the Hill
17:00 - 19:00 Annual Spring Reception
 
MAY 18 
08:00 - 13:00 Board of Directors' Meeting
12:00 - 16:00 Flight Training Committee
(Members only)
 
Accommodation
Rooms are available at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel at the special rate of $178/night (Single/Double traditional room). Cut off date is April 16. Book early as the block may sell out prior to this date.
 
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CANADA TRANSPORTATION ACT REVIEW REPORT
"On February 25, 2016, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, tabled the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) Review Report in Parliament. The Review undertook a broad examination of the national transportation system and identified potential actions to enhance the system's ability to support Canada's international competitiveness, trade, and prosperity.

The Report, entitled Pathways: Connecting Canada's Transportation System to the World, represents 18 months of analysis including: over 340 stakeholder consultations across Canada and international travel to research and analyze models and best practices; over 200 stakeholder submissions; and over 30 Review Secretariat commissioned studies."

The Report, in its entirety, is now available on Transport Canada's website at:
www.tc.gc.ca/ctareview2014.

Source : Transport Canada 
SOME EUROPEAN AMOs/MROs NOT COMPLETING DOCUMENTATION CORRECTLY 
ATAC has recently been supporting its members that have been seriously affected, including grounding of their applicable aircraft, due to incorrect documentation issued by certain EASA Part 145 Repair Stations. The airworthiness agreement between Canada and Europe requires that the European AMOs have in place a TCCA approved supplement to their EASA approval and in addition that the TCCA approval number must be shown in Block 12 of all EASA Form 1 documents issued for parts and engines to be installed on Canadian registered aircraft. ATAC recommends that operators sourcing or having parts and/or engines maintained in Europe reinforce this requirement with their vendors and carefully review EASA Form 1 documents prior to installing such items.
ATAC AT ICAO COMMITTEE ON AVIATION ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 
ATAC represented its members during the 10th CAEP triennial meeting at ICAO in early February. ATAC actively supported the Canadian delegation as an advisor and ensured that aspects under consideration for adoption by ICAO were either mitigated or were otherwise in line with the requirements of our operators. Very good headway was made to incorporate Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Non-volatile Particulate Matter (nvPM) emission improvements through adoption of the latest technology for in-production and new aircraft types without allowing any type of phase out of existing types of aircraft. With the lead up to the triennial ICAO Assembly in the fall of 2016 these meetings are key to developing practical solutions that clearly show that ICAO is showing leadership and making progress with regards to reducing aviation emissions so that regional jurisdictions do not implement their own penalizing schemes.
ATAC @ MRO LATIN AMERICA 2016 AND MRO AMERICAS 2016 PLANS 
ATAC and several of its MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) Industry Partners participated in the Aviation Week MRO Latin America 2016 Showcase and Conference, January 20-22, held for the first time in Lima, Peru. ATAC facilitated a successful networking and information sharing event at the Canadian Embassy the day before the conference and hosted a Canadian MRO showcase table alongside Industry Partners AJW Technique, Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions and Mxi Technologies. The next major MRO events facilitated by ATAC will be MRO Americas 2016 in Dallas on April 4-6 and MRO Europe October 18-20 in Amsterdam both of which will include the always successful Canadian MRO Networking events. Contact ATAC if you wish to be part of this world-reaching Canadian MRO team!
ONE STOP SECURITY
Effective February 29, 2016 Canada and EU governments (except UK) will implement One Stop Security on those passengers connecting onto flights from their respective jurisdictions meaning passengers will only be screened once.
 
Canada also announced that passengers from the US would not have to be screened onto connecting Canadian flights.
US NOTAM RESCINDED
On December 14, 2015 the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a NOTAM that restricted "General Aviation" Canada to Canada overflights. Subsequently ATAC contacted TSA and a retraction NOTAM was issued January 16, 2016.
US REQUIRES CHIP ENABLED PASSPORTS FROM VISA WAIVER
COUNTRIES
Effective April 1, 2016 all visa waiver country citizens travelling to the US will have to have a chip enabled passport in order to enter the US. Canadian citizens will not require a chip enabled passport because Canada is a visa exempt country. 
CANADIAN FLIGHT TRAINING MISSIONS PROPOSED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016/17 
At this time of year Global Affairs Canada opens the application period for proposals supporting Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) funding. GOA provides financial support for international outreach missions for Canadian flight schools who are ATAC members. The 2016-2017 fiscal year proposals were submitted on behalf of ATAC members to attend two targeted events. The first event is in Shenzhen, China, from October 14-16, 2016, and includes two important aviation conferences at one venue. The first event is the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Biennial Summit hosted by the regulator and is a must attend event for companies. Participants will be updated on new rules and regulations to help companies wanting to train pilots in Canada, returning to China for employment.

The second event at the Shenzhen venue will be the 4th AOPA Flight Training Exhibition, which is focused on training providers in the general aviation sector of China aviation. The second flight training mission targeted in the proposal for 2016-2017 is the Pilot Careers Live Exhibition in London, England, on November 5, 2016. This is the largest pilot training exhibition in Europe and five ATAC companies are planning to man the FlyCanada booth at the venue.
ASSOCIATION COALITION OUTREACH TO THE TRANSPORT MINISTER 
In December 2015, ATAC organized a coalition of 13 aviation associations who shared their concerns with Minister Garneau about the safe and efficient operation of UAVs and model aircraft in Canadian airspace. Record sales and use of UAVs have been recorded, as well as a sharp increase in the CADORS (Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System) of sightings and near misses with commercial aircraft.
Minister Garneau has responded this month that the industry concerns have been received and understood. TC will address the concerns and respond to the rapid growth of the sector. "Transport Canada has accelerated its regulatory development to amend the Canadian Aviation Regulations, which will facilitate the safe integration of UAVs into Canadian airspace". In a response to the coalition letter sent to Transport Minister, Marc Garneau, TC has agreed to provide for a multifaceted approach to raise awareness of the safety impacts and consequences of interfering with manned aircraft operations; provide for a robust regulatory framework; improve the monitoring of UAVs around airports and in commercial airspace; continue to run public awareness campaigns; and increase enforcement action.
The coalition has requested a meeting with the Transport Minister to discuss our common issues in support of our shared mandate to keep Canada's airspace users and Canadians safe.
ATAC UPCOMING EVENT!
NATIONAL AVIATION CONFERENCE
& TRADESHOW

November 15-17, 2016
Westin Bayshore Hotel
Vancouver, BC
Exhibitor Package coming soon!!
ATAC WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS!
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