Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR) Exemptions due to COVID-19

ATAC has represented Canada’s commercial air transport industry since 1934. We have approximately 190 members engaged in ommercial aviation operating in every region of Canada. Never in the history of the association and of the aviation industry have there been challenges associated with one global event as large as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major disruptor to the aviation industry and to all of Canada. ATAC has reached out to the Federal Government asking for immediate financial support for our companies and the aviation industry. Air operators are operating at drastically reduced capacity and in many cases well below 10% of their capacity or less. Some air operators have stopped operating altogether with the intention of retaining cash flow for a potential start-up date after the pandemic. This has threatened the existence of many ATAC companies.

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ATAC Seeking Aviation Fuel Excise Tax Relief

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on many industries, and arguably none more so than aviation. On behalf of our seventy Ontario-based members and industry partners, the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) is asking your government to help our industry in this difficult time by refunding the equivalent of four months excise tax on aviation fuel purchased in Ontario, back to the purchaser.

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Postponement of Spring Event

Dear ATAC Members and Stakeholder Friends, 

I wish to inform you that ATAC is postponing its Spring Event / Aviation Day-on-the-Hill until the Fall. Current circumstances make it very unlikely that social gatherings of any kind will be wise, or even legal, in early May. We should be able to send you information of a new Fall date by the end of May. 

Rest assured that ATAC is currently working relentlessly to help its Members in these very troubling times and lobbying the Government to table a significant and equitable financial aid program. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to be of service to you.


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