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ATAC Congratulates Air North for Being Named Best Airline in Canada by Tripadvisor

Air North, Yukon’s Airline Named Best Airline in Canada by Tripadvisor

WHITEHORSE, YT - 28 July 2020 Tripadvisor has named Air North, Yukon’s Airline the Travellers’ Choice Best Airline in Canada 2020, as well as the Travellers’ Choice Specialty Airline in North America 2020.

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Letter to NAV CANADA - Notice of Revised Service Charges

Dear Mr. Struthers,

First of all, thank you to you and your team for taking the time to meet with ATAC and some of its Board members on Monday, June 29th, 2020. The insight you provided with regards to the background leading up to the issuance of the subject Notice was much appreciated. However, as you can appreciate the extremely large overall fee increase proposed is of great concern to our industry. This would be the case at any time but during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the unprecedented adverse impact it is having on our Canadian commercial aviation industry, this is truly a situation that requires a much different approach than that proposed.

We understand that you have taken advantage of the Government of Canada (GoC) financial assistance through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program. You have also advised that the GoC is unwilling to provide further necessary financial support beyond CEWS to help NAV CANADA weather this extreme situation. Given the essential infrastructure that NAV CANADA provides to Canada and indeed a large portion of the world, we find this totally unacceptable. This dire situation is made even worse when it is realized that not all users of NAV CANADA services are paying their fair share or in fact anything towards the costs of providing this essential service. This is particularly galling when it is realized that state and military aircraft are included within this group that is not financially supporting or paying their costs to the Canadian Air Navigation System.

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Cancellation of ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference & Tradeshow 2020

Dear ATAC Members, Industry Partners and Aviation Industry Stakeholders,

Please be advised that ATAC has decided to cancel the 2020 Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow which was to be held on November 17-19, 2020 in Vancouver.

The recent announcement by the Premier outlining BC’s Restart Plan, banning large gatherings for the foreseeable future, created too much uncertainty about the possibility of holding our Conference in November for us to engage the significant resources required at this time in preparation for the Conference. We also certainly do not want our exhibitors and participants to commit time and resources in preparing for our conference in this climate of uncertainty.

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