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Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations - Flight Crew Member Hours of Work and Rest Periods

On July 1st the Government of Canada published their latest proposal for new Flight Crew Fatigue regulations in Canada Gazette Part 1 for comment. Some changes that ATAC had been seeking during our prolonged advocacy have been incorporated in this latest proposal however overall ATAC is not pleased with this latest proposal. Many of the specific new requirements penalize our industry that already has one of the best safety records in the world. The Government’s ”one size fits all” approach isn’t justifiable nor practical! ATAC will continue to work closely with our members, and our other industry colleagues, over the 90 day comment period to ensure the Government understands our concerns and hopefully listens to us prior to proceeding to Canada Gazette Part 2 in 2018.

Please refer to the following link for copies of the gazette proposed regulations and associated documents: http://www.canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2017/2017-07-01/html/reg2-eng.php.

Please refer to the following link for the associated draft proposed standards http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/npa-apm/actr.aspx?id=13&aType=1&lang=eng.

ATAC Job Search - Director of Flight Training

Please be advised that ATAC Vice President Bernard Champagne has given us notice that he will be leaving ATAC at the end of August.  Bernard will continue with all of his current responsibilities until the end of summer, or until a replacement is found, and can be reached at his current email and phone numbers.

ATAC has hired the recruiting firm Odgers Berndtson to conduct a national search for a Director of Flight Training.  For more information see attached job posting.

Safer skies for all: An open letter to the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport

See the ATAC and coalition partners' rebuttal to the pilot unions' biased campaign on fatigue.

Open letter to Minister Garneau

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