McCarthy: A New Partnership with the CBAA
By Stacy Bradshaw
In this, the first issue of 2007, WINGS magazine is proud to announce
its new publishing partnership with the Canadian Business Aviation
with this issue, the CBAA newsletter, News Brief, will now be included
in every issue of WINGS magazine and sent to all of our subscribers
across the country. And, of course, all members of the CBAA will
automatically receive a subscription to WINGS.
unfamiliar with the CBAA, the association is “the collective voice” of
the business aviation community in Canada. Since 1962, the CBAA has
represented and promoted Canadian business aviation both at home and
In recent years, CBAA has assumed an important
leadership role in advocacy and regulatory stewardship for Canadian
business aviation interests.
Most notably, since 2005 the CBAA
has been the management authority for private operators certificates
(POCs) in Canada under Canadian Aviation Regulations part VI subpart 4
The relationship between WINGS and the CBAA is a
long-standing one, based on decades of mutual respect and support. We
are, after all, natural allies. We share the same goal of fostering and
advancing Canadian businesses that use aircraft as the key component of
their business models.
We believe that our readers and CBAA
members will benefit from having the most comprehensive and relevant
sources of Canadian aviation information delivered to them in one
Our relationship also allows us to collaborate on
editorial coverage to prevent the duplication that we sometimes saw in
the past. This will obviously allow us to jointly offer you even more
This year promises to be a prosperous one
for Canadian aviation, but success seldom comes without challenges.
Security and user fees remain as important issues, along with airport
and airspace access concerns.
Open skies considerations and the
need for regulatory harmonization at both the national and
international level likewise remain of fundamental importance.
the issue of global warming is just getting untracked. It promises to
be one of the biggest issues that aviation has ever faced. Concerns
about noise and airline and airport waste management round out the list
of environmental concerns.
Each of these challenges will require
informed and realistic solutions. Our goal is to ensure that the
Canadian industry is kept abreast of these and other issues over the
coming months and years. Our role is to give voice to the expert
opinion and commentary needed to find solutions.
We intend to
live up to our commitment as Canada’s National Aviation Magazine. It is
encouraging to know that our relationship with the CBAA will further
this goal. That is why we so look forward to our newly formed
partnership and our shared commitment to the Canadian aviation