Credit Card Knives are Illegal

Credit card-size utility knives are becoming increasingly popular.  They are thin, can easily fit in a wallet and quickly transform into a sharp knife that a lot of people find useful and convenient. 

Unfortunately, this item is a concealed knife and, as such, is illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada. Recently, CATSA has seen a marked increase in the number of credit card knives being intercepted across security checkpoints.

When a screening officer finds a credit card knife at the screening checkpoint, the police must be notified. This causes delays at the checkpoint for all passengers and could lead to charges and prosecution against the person carrying the item.

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ATAC Congratulates Mitchinson Flight Center for its 70 Years of Operation

ATAC congratulates Mitchinson Flight Center for celebrating 70 years in business. Mitchinson Flight Center (Mitchinson Flying School, renamed Mitchinson Flying Services) was established in the spring of 1946 by Harold (Mitch) Mitchinson. Since 1946, Mitchinson Flight Centre has been the premiere destination for pilot training in Saskatchewan.

ATAC Puts Aviation on the Forefront in Ottawa


ATAC tabled key issues during meetings with leading Ottawa political and regulatory stakeholders during May meetings.

ATAC held a good first meeting Michael Keenan, newly appointed Deputy Minister for Transport Canada, which led up to a very constructive meeting with Minister Marc Garneau.

On Aviation Day on the Hill, held May 17, ATAC Directors and Officers discussed key issues with members of the House Committees on Transport, Finance, and Public Safety & National Security.

ATAC also met with Transport Canada Officials for a formal consultation on the Canadian Transportation Act Review.


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