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December 1, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: AVIATION TV: Increased airline baggage loss in December/January
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Captain Kirk catches the WAVE: NBAA2015

NBAA2015 was a resounding success and editor Matt Nicholls was in Las Vegas to check it all out. Here are some things that caught his eye. Look for the 2016 Jan/Feb issue of Wings for the complete story! >> Read full article

Internal mobility aids retention

Having a strong internal mobility program, whereby employees are encouraged to apply for new roles within an organization, can help with attraction and retention efforts. >> Read full article

AirBaltic eyes more Bombardier C Series jets

AirBaltic is looking to expand its order of 13 C Series jets its chief executive said last week. >> Read full article

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ATAC Board of Directors Renewal for 2016

Board elections were held during the 2016 National Aviation Conference and Tradeshow. The ATAC Board of Directors is a voluntary Board, and is represented and elected by its members. The Board is ultimately responsible for orienting the Association in setting and monitoring the goals and activities.

Heather McGonigal, who was unanimously appointed as the new ATAC Chair will head the 2016 Board of Directors. Heather is Transwest Air’s Director of Flight Operations, Safety Manager, and Training Captain. At 38 years old, Heather is only the third woman to be appointed ATAC Chair and the second youngest Chair in ATAC’s 81 years. >> Learn More

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Aviation This Week

AVIATION TV: Increased airline baggage loss in December/January

In the latest episode of Aviation This Week, Niche TV host Tamar Atik brings you the news on a report warning of increased airline baggage loss in December and January; the 2015 AIAC conference; and Robinson Helicopter’s R44 Cadet debut.

PLUS: Some highlights from the NBAA2015 from editor Matt Nicholls. >> Learn More…

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Business aviation operations translates into big economic gains for Canadians

CBAA’s updated Economic Impact Study shows not only the total economic impact of business aviation, but also shows how the operation of ONE business aircraft in Canada makes a huge impact on the economy, contributing to a total of 12.4 person-years of employment, $820,000 in wages, $1.4 million in GDP and $2.9 million in economic outputs, per aircraft, per annum!

For more about the economic impact of business aviation, including a provincial and territorial breakout, read the updated study here. >> Learn More


Federal Liberals will not back down on Toronto Island decision

New federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau said last week that his government will not back down on its decision to prevent jet aircraft from utilizing Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport. >> Read full article

World Aviation Forum highlighted climate, terrorism

ICAO's World Aviation Forum in Montreal tackled some major issues, including terrorism and climate change. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

UK Drone Show 2015

December 5-6, 2015
Location: NEC Arena, Birmingham, U.K. >> More Info

CHC Safety & Quality Summit

April 2-6, 2016
Location: Westin Bayshore Resort Vancouver, B.C. >> More Info