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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
What the Liberty Helicopters Accident can Teach us about Emergency Egress
May 17, 2018 - I think we all understand the importance of the safety briefing, but sometimes even, properly-briefed passengers can have difficulty exiting the helicopters owing to circumstances beyond their control. In the fog of an emergency, accessing a restraint strap with an attachment point on one’s back, could be beyond the ability the occupants of the aircraft. Recently, the NTSB released their preliminary report on the accident and they came down hard on the restraint system used with the aircraft, doors-off.
May 17, 2018 - Do you want to know more about the aviation industry and cannabis?
With Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, and Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, currently before the Senate for approval, concerns are rising about the potential impact of legal recreational cannabis on the Canadian workplace . For employers in the aviation industry, the safety-sensitive nature of the workplace, coupled with recent incidents involving intoxicated crew members, is driving the need to respond before recreational cannabis becomes a real concern.
May17, 2018 - This week, in BC, HAC’s President & CEO spoke on a panel of National Association senior executives, on the subject of “Current and Emerging Issues”. Some of the issues under discussion included the diminishing service levels from Transport Canada; the future of SMS; Flight & Duty Time Regulations; the decline of the CARAC process, and Flight Time versus Air Time, to name only a few.
May17, 2018 - The trade show floor has only been open for sales for about two weeks, but it is already 50% sold out! If you are thinking about exhibiting in Vancouver this year, don’t delay any further! Our floor is selling, fast. Check out the floor plan here
May 17, 2018 - In 2014, fourteen aviation associations delivered a letter to the Minister on the subject on the use of lasers against aircraft [Read the letter]. The Minister recently issued a DRAFT interim order on this subject, that proposes to prohibit lasers greater than 1 milliwatt from public places within a yet-to-be-determined distance from certified aerodromes (airports and heliports). Certain legitimate uses, such as construction work and education, will be permitted within these areas.
Canadian Air Parts Ltd.
WSP Canada Inc.
St. Hubert, QC
Bajo Reef Helicopters Ltd.
Pitt Meadows, BC
Churchill Falls Labrador Corporation Limited
Churchill Falls, NL
Heli Dynamics Ltd.
Monasashee Helicopters Ltd.
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