New ATAC Chair

In light of Steve Hankirk’s recent retirement from Canadian North and subsequent resignation as ATAC’s Chair, we are pleased to announce that Eric Edmondson of Air Georgian will act as Chair until the Board appoints a new Executive Committee following ATAC’s 85th Annual Meeting on November 19, 2019 in Montreal.

The ATAC Board of Directors and Staff sincerely thanks Steve Hankirk for his devotion, vision and leadership throughout his mandate as ATAC Chair and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Go to the following link on the ATAC website to see our full list of our current Board of Directors.

ATAC Appeared Before TRAN Committee to Comment on Bill-C-47

ATAC’S President and CEO, John McKenna, appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications on Tuesday, June 4, to comment Bill-C-97 which allows the creation of a new Designated Screening Authority for airport security to replace CATSA. ATAC supports the replacement or transformation of CATSA if the new entity is given the necessary tools to maximize efficiencies in the short term and be able to keep pace with the growth of our industry, that travelers not incur an increase in costs, and that all concerned parties take the time required to develop a strong, efficient, autonomous, transparent and well governed model.

ATAC Comments on Bill-C-47

ATAC Members Inducted in Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame

ATAC was proud to attend the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame 46th Annual Induction Dinner held on Thursday, May 16 in Montreal where Barrry Lapointe, Chairman and CEO of KF Aerospace, and James McGregor “Greg” McDougall, CEO of Harbour Air, were both inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. CONGRATULATIONS TO BARRY AND GREG!.


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