ATAC appoints Bernard Champagne as Vice President, Commercial General Aviation

Ottawa, September 30, 2016.  John McKenna, President and CEO, of the Air Transport Association of Canada is pleased to announce that Mr. Bernard Champagne has been appointed to the position of Vice President – Commercial General Aviation.

Bernard has extensive flight training and management experience acquired from the Canadian Armed Forces where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has been Commandant of the Air Cadet Flying Training Center in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu since 2009 after having risen through the ranks since 1988. Bernard has been a Transport Canada accredited Glider Instructor since 1989.

In addition to his career as a CAF Reserve Officer, Bernard has worked in banking and law. He practised law in the province of Quebec before going into banking where his last position was that of Branch Manager at the Scotia Bank.

Bernard holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal and he is a member of the Quebec Bar. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

“Bernard brings a unique set of skills and the necessary member service oriented attitude to the job. I am convinced that he will be a great addition to the ATAC Team. We are very pleased that he is coming aboard”, commented Mr. McKenna.

Bernard will join ATAC just on time for the National Aviation Conference this November in Vancouver.