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

ATAC's 
Aviation Day on the Hill 
Parliament Hill
 May 17, 2016

Committee Meetings and Spring Reception are being held at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel.

Tentative Agenda (times subject to change)


MAY 17
08:00 - 15:00 - Aviation Day on the Hill
An email was sent on March 7 to ATAC Operators with details on this event. 
Responses to be sent directly to dsimpson@atac.ca no later than April 8, 2016.
Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

ATAC Committee Meetings
(Committee Members Only) 
09:00 - 17:00 - Dangerous Goods Committee
13:00 - 17:00 - Flight Training Committee 

Annual Spring Reception (Open to all ATAC Members and Invited Guests)
17:00 - 19:00 - The theme is: "Celebrating Innovation in Canadian Aviation" 

MAY 18
ATAC Committee Meetings (Committee Members only)
08:00 - 13:00 - Board of Directors' Meeting 
13:30 - 17:00 - Joint Flight Ops/Tech Ops Committee Session with TCCA
 
Accommodation at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel - 100 Kent Street
A limited block of rooms is on hold at the rate of $178 per night.
May is a very busy month in Ottawa and the block is selling fast. 
You can book your room by calling 1-800-853-8463 (reference ATAC group)
or reserve online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ATACMay2016.

Any company calling you purporting to assist with your hotel booking is NOT affiliated with ATAC or the Ottawa Marriott Hotel in any way.   Please do not deal with any third party companies.  Your hotel reservations should be made directly with the Ottawa Marriott Hotel only using the contact information provided.  In some cases where people have dealt with outside companies they have had no recourse if something went wrong.

Visit registration site to register for the reception and/or committee meetings.
There are no registration fees for these events. 

The Paul Mulrooney Memorial Award of Excellence

ATAC is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 5th Paul Mulrooney Memorial Award of Excellence. This award, named in honour of past Director Paul Mulrooney of Air Georgian who passed away in 2009, will be given to an employee of a Member company (Operator) who has demonstrated excellence in a progressive and continued advancement to and within management positions. For application criteria please visit the Awards page on the ATAC website. Deadline date is May 13, 2016. 
GLOBAL AFFAIRS MISSION TO DUBLIN IRELAND FEBRUARY 24-27
The final mission for fiscal year 2015 was recently successfully completed with participation of 4 flight schools: Calgary Flying Club, Ottawa Aviation Services, Super T Aviation and Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre. The mission focused on highlights establishing Canada-Ireland training partnerships with Canadian flight schools and Irish Approved Training Organizations (ATOs), Irish air operators and Irish student pilots who could potentially gain from these alliances. Highlights of the mission included site visits at the Atlantic Flight Training Academy in Cork, National Flight Centre at Weston Airport and face to face meetings with Aer Lingus and the Irish Aviation Authority.
Aviation training is an important export for Canada as we have decades of experience training international students. Many of them want to convert their licenses to the EASA license or to the IAA EASA license, whether they are European Union students, or they are returning to other countries that rely on the EASA standards for hiring their airline pilots.
In the final days of the mission the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Kevin Vickers, hosted a business dinner for the delegation and invited Irish companies at the official residence. The final day of the mission was focused on the Careers Live Exhibition where mission participants manned the FlyCanada booth promoting Canadian flight training opportunities to over 500 Irish students and their parents.
SOME EUROPEAN AMO'S/MRO'S NOT COMPLETING DOCUMENTATION CORRECTLY
ATAC continues to support its members regarding incorrect documentation issued by certain EASA Part 145 Repair Stations. Please take note that the airworthiness agreement between Canada and Europe requires that the European AMO 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 COLLECTING ANNUAL FUEL & EMISSIONS DATA GATHERING INPUT
In support of Canada's Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation, ATAC is now collecting 2015 operating data from ATAC operators. Last year 14 of our members participated, the largest number ever. We look to surpassing that number this year so please forward the requested data as soon as possible. All data will be strictly protected and only be used to develop an aggregate set of numbers for ATAC members. This is key evidence used to prove the proactive climate change actions our industry is taking!
ATAC @ MRO AMERICAS 2016 IN DALLAS & MRO EUROPE PLANS FOR AMSTERDAM
ATAC and many of its MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) industry partners will be at MRO Americas 2016, the largest show of its kind, in Dallas, TX from April 5-7, 2016. ATAC is organizing our always successful annual networking and information sharing event on the Wednesday evening. In addition to assisting companies with their own booths ATAC is manning the Canada booth along with our colleagues from the Canadian consulate in Dallas. The next major MRO event facilitated by ATAC will be MRO Europe from October 18-20 in Amsterdam. Contact ATAC if you wish to be part of this world-reaching Canadian MRO team!
EMERSON REPORT ON THE CANADA TRANSPORTATION ACT RELEASE
The Minister of Transport recently released the Emerson Report on the review of the Canada Transportation Act. The Air Transport Association of Canada had prepared a detailed submission with many recommendations. In our initial review we were pleased to note that some of our recommendations were included. However, there are some recommendations included in the report that may prove problematic. ATAC is preparing a formal response that will include commentary from its members.
ATAC UPCOMING EVENT!
NATIONAL AVIATION CONFERENCE
& TRADESHOW

November 15-17, 2016
Westin Bayshore Hotel
Vancouver, BC
                    Booth Sales are now open!
ATAC WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS!
Ladysmith, BC
Jean Mongeau 
Oxford, QC



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