As outlined in an earlier bulletin – CBAA Ops Bulletin 09-23, the CBAA and the GTAA have reached an agreement in principle to restore some access for CYYZ-based business aircraft at Toronto Pearson Airport during the late night hours of operation. The following information pertains to the operational procedures on how to register for slots with the GTAA.
The Government of Canada Gazette II site has pasted its latest provision to the Aeronautics Act covering security for the Winter Games (SOR/2009- 298).
The National Air Transportation Association's (NATA) Safety 1st program is now offering a free update of its online module. A new module is in the works for the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
2010 Air Charter Safety Symposium to Address Critical Safety Issues Affecting the Part 135 Community
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) will hold its annual Air Charter Safety Symposium March 2-3, 2010, at the Marriott Westfields in Chantilly, Va.
The CBAA 2010 Sponsorship Opportunities are now available on www.cbaa.ca. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to increase visibility at Canada’s premiere business aviation event in Calgary, July 7-8, 2010.
Challenge Air for Kids & Friends just recently postponed our annual gala fundraiser from November 21, 2009 and has been confirmed with a new date. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 27, 2010.
EVO Jets has teamed up with AC-U-KWIK to provide FBOs and handlers with an opportunity to showcase their facilities through online virtual tours. EVO Jets is a private jet charter company specializing in travel expense hedging, jet pairing and corporate consolidation, but its talents don’t stop there. EVO Jets also has the technology to put together 360-degree virtual tours.
Entering its home stretch, 2009 certainly has been a forgettable year for general aviation. The losses in value for most owners of corporate aircraft have been significant and, at times, have even been heartbreaking. However, something is happening out there. While economists predict an economic recovery will be achingly slow, some aircraft values are moving up. The change is barely perceptible and does not apply to every market segment. But inventories are finally contracting instead of expanding, and dealers are again becoming cautiously optimistic.
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) vice president of government and industry affairs Eric R. Byer testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation on Nov. 17 to discuss emergency measures that Congress can take to assist the struggling aviation industry. NATA advocated for positive reinforcement for public-use airports, general aviation businesses, aircraft and pilots.