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On Monday May 15 2017, our association joined with eight other associations from across the country to speak with one voice in an open letter to the Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau on the subject of Fatigue Management. The associations have objected to proposed new Regulations on Fatigue Management on the basis that they will not improve safety, and that they do no recognize the unique requirements of diverse sectors of the commercial aviation community in Canada.
READ THE LETTER
We Know You are Busy [Finally] - but Don't Forget to Prepare for Our Ottawa Convention
October 2, 2017 - Yes, the fires are still burning…but don't forget to register for HAC's Convention in Ottawa November 9-11 2017. This year's program promises to be outstanding. Between our new Safety Forum on November 9, and Derek Seguin: Overtourqued (see below); and Canada's 150th Birthday; and the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge, this year's convention will be an event to remember! Our tradeshow overflow space is selling out, and our host hotel is overbooked (now in to our overflow hotel). Lot's to talk about after a busy operating season! Don't delay booking your accommodation any longer! For more details, see the articles, below!
October 2, 2017 - Those of you that follow Derek Seguin on Twitter will know that Derek "Freed the surly bonds of earth…" recently in an effort to tame a Jet Ranger. Well, Derek's video record of the experience, and his insight in to that wild ride will be sure to entertain us all at the HAC Convention at our Gala Dinner on November 11 at the HAC Convention in Ottawa during the period November 9-11 2017.
Don't miss Derek Seguin: Overtorqued at the Shaw Convention Centre in the evening of November 11!
A thank-you to HTSC who offered up their aircraft for Derek's experience!
October 2, 2017 - In the wake of the ORNGE accident, Transport Canada is consulting with industry on the use of Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (TAWS). In the ORNGE accident report, the TSB said:
"The Department of Transport require awareness and warning systems for commercial helicopters that operate at night or in instrument meteorological conditions."
Transport Canada is first attempting to determine how many helicopters are equipped with TAWS, and then to determine what their experience has been with this equipment. They would also like to find out what industry best practices are, and they are encouraging operators to share their Lessons Learned.
Operator-members using TAWS are encouraged to contact HAC at firstname.lastname@example.org with their views on this subject.
October 2, 2017 - Recently, HAC commented on the content of Bill C-49 to the Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities Committee (TRAN Committee). HAC commented on the applicability of the new Passenger Rights section, and elements relating to the increase in the foreign ownership limts. Read the submission here.
October 2, 2017 - Building on the resounding success of last year's Wires Course in Edmonton, HAC will be running a Wires Course at its Ottawa Convention, on November 8 2017. See our complete Professional development program, below.
October 2, 2017 - With the departure of CHC's Safety & Quality Summit to Texas, HAC is kicking up its safety offerings in 2017.
We are dedicating one day exclusively to topical safety issues in the helicopter community and we have partnered with Transport Canada to deliver an outstanding safety program, themed "Enhancing Safety in Challenging Economic Circumstances".
We have invited some high-profile international speakers, and we have taken steps to re-engage with Regional and Headquarters Inspectorate staff at HAC's Convention, and specifically with respect to their engagement with HAC's Committees."
CONFERENCE PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
October 2, 2017 - 2017 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
REGISTER TO ATTEND ON-LINE
Annual Dues must be paid in full for member rate.
October 2, 2017, 2017 - Our Host Hotel room block is now at capacity at The Westin Ottawa.
The hotel may have select rooms available and you are welcome to contact them directly to determine availability and best available rates.
Please be sure to advise that you are attending the HAC 2017 Conference. Call Direct 613 560 7000 – in house reservations.
Our overflow hotel, The Novotel Ottawa is now available for booking via the link on our accommodation page or see below. You are also welcome to contact the hotel directly quoting the following booking code: 192700 for HAC 2017 Conference
Call Direct 613 230 3033 – in house reservations.
CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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FOR MORE HOTEL INFORMATION CLICK HERE
October 2, 2017 - Due to high demand, additional trade show space has been made available
Check floor plan here
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This is a "living document" and will be updated constantly as new details are confirmed
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