Unprecedented Show of Solidarity

Nine Associations including the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), Association québécoise du transport aérien (AQTA), Aviation Alberta (AA), British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC), Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), Manitoba Aviation Council (MAC), Northern Air Transport Association (NATA), and the Saskatchewan Aviation Council (SAC), and the Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC), joined forces to reject the Recommendations contained in the Fatigue Risk Management Working Group Report submitted to the CARAC Technical Committee on November 6, 2012.

In an unprecedented show of solidarity, the vast majority of the national and regional associations in Canada representing the interests of Commercial and Business Aviation joined forces in opposition to the Recommendations contained in the Fatigue Risk Management Working Group Report

ATAC's President & CEO, John McKenna said, "ATAC and the vast majority of Canada's National and Regional Aviation Associations, have come together with one voice to reject the one-size-fits-all recommendations contained in the report. If the recommendations were to proceed to implementation, they would seriously harm most, and in some cases, devastate segments of the Commercial and Business aviation operators in Canada.  ATAC looks forward to working with Transport Canada and the rest of the Canadian aviation industry to find reasonable solutions that will be practical to implement and yet achieve any possible safety gains."