ATAC testified before the Standing Committee on International Trade today

ATAC President John Mckenna with Les Aalders, Executive Vice-President, and Wayne Gouveia, VP Commercial General Aviation, testified in front of the Standing Committee on International Trade today.

Read the full testimony here.


Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. Sells Billy Bishop Passenger Terminal

Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. (PAHI) has completed the sale of its passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) to Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP (Nieuport Aviation), a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure equity investors.

Full press release here.

NRC Unleaded AVGAS Research Project

“US industry and FAA have initiated a Piston Aviation Fuels initiative (PAFI) to develop an unleaded (UL) AVGAS replacement; 4 fuels are now in phase 1 testing , at least 2 are expected to progress to phase 2 testing in full scale engines and aircraft.”

The Goal:

-       Achieve (near) fleet-wide certification of engines and aircraft using the new fuel(s) by 2018 to replace 100LL in existing supply chain by 2025.

The Ask:

The NRC requires financial support from industry support for the project to facilitate testing at the NRC altitude research facility to test engines and flight research lab to test aircraft. Direct funding or other forms of support can be considered including lease/loan/donation of an aircraft for flight testing and/or engines for ground testing.

ATAC has agreed to provide “direct funding” to support the NRC research by soliciting its members for financial donations which will be matched dollar for dollar by the association up to a predetermined cap.

If you are interested in supporting this important research please make cheques payable to ATAC or contact our office for credit card donations.

For more information, click here.

If you have any questions about the research, contact Malcolm Imray NRC at 613-990-4484; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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