ATAC's Annual Spring Meetings and Reception

May 15-17, 2017
(including its 2nd Aviation Day on the Hill - May 16)

Ottawa Marriott Hotel - 100 Kent Street, Ottawa

There are no fees for this event, however, you still need to register by May 5


13:00 - 17:00 - Flight Training Committee (Committee members only)
08:00 - 13:00 - Aviation Day on the Hill (Priority given to ATAC Directors)
09:00 - 17:00 - Dangerous Goods Committee (Committee members only)
14:00 - 16:30 - Symposium on Pilot Recruitment (Open to all ATAC members and invited guests) 
The ever-increasing demand for pilots is putting growing pressure on the smaller operators' ability to supply these pilots at a pace that is not detrimental to their own operations. What is the expected demand for pilots in the decade to come? How could larger operators better share their recruitment objectives with the smaller operators so the latter could better plan accordingly?

Panelists: Brian Shury - Air Line Pilots Association, Jason Friesen - Bearskin Airlines, Mike Doiron - Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace, Steven Linthwaite - Jazz Aviation, Julie Beverstein - Porter Airlines, Sam Gagliardi - Sunwing Airlines, Heather McGonigal - Transwest Air and Bob Connors - Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre. Moderator: Dan Glass- Mitchinson Flight Centre 
17:00 - 19:00 - Annual Spring Reception (Open to all ATAC members and invited guests)
08:00 - 13:00 - ATAC Board of Directors' Meeting
13:30 - 17:00 - Joint Flight & Technical Operations Committee (Committee members only)
Please visit our event registration site to register for the Spring Reception and/or Committee Meetings by May 5, 2017. There are no registration fees for this event.

The cut-off date at the Marriott Hotel is past and the ATAC Block rate is no longer available.  You may try calling the hotel at 1-800-853-8463 for availability at this time.  They are close to being sold out.
The Alt Hotel on Slater Street has availability for the nights of May 14 and 15 only. Please see their website for more information. Alternatively, we suggest you try hotels in Gatineau.

ATAC Meets With TRAN Committee

ATAC President, John Mckenna, will be meeting with the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (TRAN). On the agenda are Aviation Security issues. ATAC’s statement will focus primarily on Fatigue Risk Management, Safety Management Systems, Fitness to fly and TC level of service.

Read ATAC President statement to TRAN.

Passenger Demand Growth Hits Five-Year Peak in January

Air Passenger Market Analysis - January 2017

IATA- Released 7th March 2017

Key points from our report on air passenger markets in January:

  • Industry-wide passenger traffic grew by 9.6% year-on-year in Jan - its fastest pace in more than five years
  • The seasonally-adjusted (SA) trend accelerated coming into 2017, reflecting a combination of stimulus from lower airfares and stronger economic conditions, posing upside risks to our forecast for the year as a whole.
  • India and China continue to lead the way on the domestic front, alongside a tentative recovery in Brazil.
  • The industry-wide passenger load factor remains elevated close to its record SA high.

To read the full report click here



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