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The View from Here - Rough Ride Ahead
September 12, 2019 - You may recall that in the Spring of this year, HAC held a teleconference of operators Recent months have made it clear that this government is less consultative and less responsive to the needs of the industry. Combine this with a number of new individuals occupying key senior management roles inside Transport Canada, and industry is faced with having to push - sometimes hard - to obtain concessions to limit the economic and regulatory burden on our industry segment. Other industry segments have expressed similar concerns. As examples of this phenomena, in what is normally a quiet period running up to a Federal election, this government has pushed through amendments to the Labour Code that will be costly for our industry, and in some ways conflict with new Fatigue Management Regulations; ambiguous and difficult new requirements for CRM training; a new interpretation of Flight Time that will make Canadian Flight Schools less competitive; Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS), that build on Safety Management Systems (SMS) that don’t exist (and may never exist) as a regulatory requirement for our industry segment - and let’s not forget the New Flight & Duty Time regulations still-to-come. Read More
September 12, 2019 - Recently, a number of members have brought to my attention the operation of a couple of US Ex-Military aircraft in Canada – ostensibly, under the terms of NAFTA’s Specialty Air Service (SAS) provisions. Oddly, the FAA first approves NAFTA operations in Canada by US operators, and a superficial review of the application takes place by Canadian authorities before their approval is provided.
September 12, 2019 - Please find below the latest info from CARAC regarding the new Canada Labour Code changes that came into effect on September 1st, 2019. Take particular note of the statement directing you to IPG 11 (802-1-IPG-101) that provides information on classes of employees that will be exempt from the application of certain provisions (noted by an “X” in the matrix in the Scope of Application references. Schedule at the link below) within the aviation sector positions. In the matrix at the link below, a blank space indicates that the item IS applicable
September 12, 2019 - HAC 24th Annual Convention & Helicopter Safety Forum in Vancouver November 14-16 2019
For Full Details and Rates visit the HAC Conference Page
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September 12, 2019 - Showcase Your Products and Services at the Largest Gathering of the Canadian Helicopter Industry.
Includes 2 Conference Registrations
Vancouver Convention Centre – West
Nov. 14 – 16, 2019
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September 12, 2019 - Recently, the Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau circulated a letter on the carriage of Naloxone on Canadian aircraft.
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