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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
Minister Garneau Makes his Intentions Known with respect to the regulation of Cannabis in Aviation
October 18, 2018 - “Well, that was unexpected…,” has generally been the response to Minister of Transport Marc Garneau’s letter on the subject of cannabis use by Canadian flight crews, released late last week. A number of associations have responded with surprise that the minister is not acting more decisively to the legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018. In essence, it appears that the minister does not intend to promulgate any new regulations with respect to limitations on use the use of cannabis by flight crews, post-October 17. The declaration fails to address the issue of random testing, or the lingering effect of THC stored in the fatty cells of habitual users – two issues that have been extensively discussed with the aviation community. The declaration seems to suggest that the existing regulations relating to impairment are enough, without recognizing that there will likely be a spike in the use of marijuana with legalization. Furthermore, it is well known in the aviation medical community that THC stored in fat can enter the bloodstream during periods of stress, weeks after the most recent use of cannabis – notably, during an emergency in flight, for example. Admittedly, this is a thorny issue, but the minister’s letter seems to place responsibility for avoiding flying while impaired – in the absence of a defined alcohol-like prohibition period – at the feet of the flight crew member, without so much as a promotional campaign to warn flight crew members about the lingering effects of cannabis use.
READ MORE HERE
Steve Williams of Emond Harnden LLP will be delivering a presentation at our upcoming convention that will help guide operators as they develop a cannabis-use policy of their own in the wake of the minister’s letter.
October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018 - Step Out and Shove Off
Laval’s lifestyle is a reminder that we all should “Dream Big”, but also a reminder that risk needs to managed in prudent and responsible way.
Visit his website HERE.
See the CTV interview on his Confront Cancer Ocean Row HERE.
October 18, 2018 - There are a very few exhibitor booths remaining to be sold in in Vancouver, but if you would like to join us an exhibitor, please contact email@example.com.
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October 18, 2018 - If you are looking for some enhanced visibility at the upcoming convention, HAC has sponsorship opportunities to suit every budget. We very much appreciate your support. Please take a look at our Sponsorship Opportunities Document.
October 18, 2018 - The following courses are still open for registration in Vancouver, but don’t procrastinate any longer – we have limited registration spots.
Long Line Boot Camp - more information HERE.
CRM for Helicopter Pilots and Air Crew - more information HERE.
October 18, 2018 - HAC’s board met late last week to discuss a number of important issues facing the industry and the association.
Aurora Aerotech Inc.
Avio Design Group
Dangerous Goods Management Service Inc. (DGMS)
Eye in the Sky
Flight Dynamics Aviation Consulting
Salmon Arm, BC
Mineral Well, MN
Huey Helicopters Inc.
Integrated Team Solutions Ltd.
RBC Wealth Management
WSP Canada Inc.
Bajo Reef Helicopters Ltd.
Pitt Meadows, BC
Monashee Helicopters Ltd.
Pitt Meadows, BC
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