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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