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May 5, 2015
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NACC airlines congratulate Manitoba on aviation fuel tax rebate

The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC), the industry trade association representing Canada's largest passenger air carriers, welcomed last week's announcement by Manitoba premier Greg Selinger that the province will rebate its aviation fuel tax for international flights from Manitoba to destinations beyond North America. >> Read full article

Leadership gap looms

Only one in 10 employees aspire to the corner office, which may explain why one-third of global companies struggle to find senior leaders. >> Read full article

Deadline for Top 20 Under 40 submissions looming

Do you have young leaders under the age of 40 making great strides at your organization? We want to hear about it! Time is running out to nominate them for a Wings Top 20 Under 40 Award. Twenty lucky winners will be profiled in the July/August edition of Wings magazine, and all nominees have a chance to be on the cover. The deadline for nominations has been extended to May15. >> Read full article

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Bombardier's new CEO expected to turn around weak financials

Bombardier's new CEO is expected to be in the hot seat this week as he meets for the first time with shareholders who are clamouring for a turnaround plan after enduring a rough year by the struggling transportation giant. >> Learn More…

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CBAA urges members to contact their MPs on Flight Duty Time regulations

Despite numerous interventions by CBAA and its partner associations in the FDT Coalition, it appears that TC has done little, if anything, to adapt the proposed regulations to non-scheduled commercial operations. The coalition has determined the next course of action must be to make our MPs aware of the issue, so they can take action within Parliament on our behalf. Please click HERE for a copy of the email send to all members which outlines the issues – and key messages to communicate to MPs. If you are a 604 operator, you should be aware that while 604 is currently not included in the proposed regulations, there has been some discussion of its inclusions at a later point. This must be stopped before it progresses past the discussion phase. >>Learn More

 
 NEWS 
 

U.S. testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing powerful explosions and fires. >> Read full article

Air Canada offering easier boarding at U.S. airports

Air Canada customers travelling from the U.S. can now obtain electronic boarding passes at U.S. airports. >> Read full article

Rail link connecting Toronto Pearson to downtown opens June 6

Decades after it was first proposed, a rail link joining Toronto's busy Pearson international airport and the downtown core is just weeks from opening. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

EBACE

May 19-21, 2015
Location: Geneva, Sui >> More Info

DTI Basic Quality Assurance Workshop

May 20, 2015
Location: Winnipeg >> More Info

FlightSimCon

June 13-14 2015
Location: New England Air Museum >> More Info