Fatigue management is of the utmost importance to all ATAC members. This is why ATAC has been fully involved in the regulatory change process over the past seven years. We are keen to see this issue thoroughly evaluated and that the resulting proposals be truly effective and yet at the same time sustainable and pragmatic.
On July 1, 2017, draft amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) regarding pilot hours of work and rest periods were published. And according to Transport Canada (TC), the rationale for the new regulations is to ensure that they are based on the latest science regarding fatigue, to comply with ICAO standards, which require that regulations be based on scientific principles, and to bring Canada in line with the United States and Europe.
Canada boasts one of the safest regulatory operating environments in the world but there is plenty of room for improvement – and changes are necessary to ensure it remains safe and secure in the months and years ahead.
Having concluded my first full calendar year as a lawyer within the aviation industry, one point stands vividly clear: the technical competency regulator of Canada’s aviation industry lacks the efficiency and responsiveness warranted by our country’s advanced state of civil aviation.
In the March/April issue of Wings, Transportation Safety Board chair Kathy Fox painted a compelling argument for the importance of recorders of all forms – voice, video and data – in accident investigation.
With more reports of reckless drone use around airports and aircraft, the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) today commended minister of transport Marc Garneau on the immediate introduction of new interim drone rules.
Minister Garneau announced today an Interim Order which provides safety rules for recreational drone use.
As Canadian air transport continues to grow, Transport Canada (TC) has been plotting an opposite course. Budget cuts and attrition has left the regulator struggling to do more with less.
Three years after Transport Minister John Baird announced that certification and oversight of (aircraft) operators are the core responsibilities of Transport Canada (TC) and should not be conducted by the private sector
The Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) AGM in Vancouver last Nov. 13-15 was built on the theme, “The Need for a New National Aviation Policy”
In early July, Transport Canada (TC) issued the long expected and final amendments to the CARs (Canadian Aviation Regulations) requiring the installation of TAWS (Terrain Awareness Warning Systems).
Many travellers are all too familiar with the inconvenience experienced when a flight attendant asks passengers to turn off cellphones and other electronic devices while on an airplane.
Was 2011 a bad year for Canadian aviation and is the level of aviation safety in this country stagnating?
In a recent article on the CBC website, Transport Canada (TC) is seemingly taken to task for its new safety approach of having airlines regulate themselves
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