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IFR and Aircraft Type Rating

IMPORTANT NOTICE -  Please be advised, there will be a delay in service. No instrument rating renewals or type rating applications will be processed during the week of October 10th to 17th 2014. Normal service will resume October 20th 2014.


October’s Industry Partner of the Month

CBAA’s industry partner of the month for October is – AVIATION DATA SYSTEMS. Aviation Data Systems offers a quarterly (DVD or download) subscription service through a product called CARs Deluxe which is a comprehensive InfoBase containing hundreds of Transport Canada and other Canadian aviation related government publications in both French and English. Aviation Data Systems is pleased to offer CBAA members a 10% discount on initial and renewal subscriptions. Please enter Promo Code "PROMO10" (case sensitive) when ordering online at www.airregulations.com or contact Jon Dueck This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or toll free at 1- 877-948-4400.


Get ready for CBAA 2015

As you prepare your 2015 budgets please keep in mind the CBAA 2015 Convention & Exhibit in St-Hubert. Quebec takes place June 16 – 18.  CBAA’s annual event is an excellent way to promote your products and services to Canadian business aviation leaders who manage operations, flight departments, scheduling/dispatching, maintenance and more.  With an increase of 60% in operator attendance in 2014, and strong sales reported by exhibitors, we expect that 2015 will be an even stronger opportunity.  For more information, please contact Lise Hodgson, Event Coordinator, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (613) 854-4686, or Lindsay Berndt, Membership Sales and Communication Services Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (613) 236-5611 ext. 221.


Notice re HIAA apron advisory frequency

Thanks to the intervention of CBAA’s Atlantic Chapter and members, among others in the aviation community, effective October 1, 2014, the apron advisory frequency (122.125) at Halifax Stanfield International Airport will be eliminated. All communication on the apron will be via the ground frequency (121.9). A NOTAM will be issued to identify this change until aeronautical publications are updated.

Please communicate this change to the Flight Operation Divisions of your respective organizations, where applicable.


Windsor-Toronto-Montreal WTM Airspace and Service Review Meetings

As you are aware, on November 13th, 2014 the FAA and NAV CANADA will be implementing approximately 3500 coded changes to the airspace system. Associated with the publication changes there will be deletions of Jet and Victor airways, the addition of Q and T routes, the addition of RNAV SID and STAR procedures, and new preferential route filing requirements. We would like to invite you to attend a joint FAA & NAV CANADA Customer Forum on October 8th 2014. The purpose of the event is to provide a FAA and NAV CANADA presentation to discuss the upcoming changes with the individuals responsible for implementing the changes within your systems.

For those unable to attend, NAV CANADA will host a Customer Forum at Toronto ACC on October 16th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST to discuss the NAV CANADA portion of the November 13th, 2014 changes.

For more information on both events, as well as an agenda and Nav Canada contact information, please click here


CBAA action on proposed FTD regulations

On 15 September, after more than 18 months of silence, Transport Canada issued a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) to the Flight & Duty Times Regulations. All stakeholders have been given until October 3 2014, to comment – at which point the comments will be reviewed and the regulation will be slated for publication in Gazette I, signally the start of the formal comment period.  No association was given advance warning that these new proposals were looming, and there was NO dialogue with industry on the content of these regulations.  Thankfully, as a result of CBAA intervention, the NPA does not apply to Private Operators.  The new private operator CARs flight and duty time regulations will continue to apply.

The CBAA is working directly with CBAA commercial operator members to collect comments and examples to provide to the government. Furthermore, the Minister has been urged to reconvene a new Working Group under leadership that that would be prepared to work with us to develop more practical changes to the existing fatigue-related regulations that are better suited to business aviation and other segments of the commercial aviation community.   Between now and October 3rd, the allied associations will prepare a joint submission to the Minister, summarizing our objections and outlining the impact of the current proposals.

For more information and to participate in the providing comments on this NPA, please log in to CBAA Matters! and follow this link http://www.cbaamatters.com/?topic=flight-crew-fatigue-management-npa.

For an overview, click here


CBAA’s Sept/Oct News Brief now on line

Find out about Business Airports, CBAA’s latest advocacy, the status of our Partners in Safety program and much more in CBAA’s News Brief on line here and in the Sept/Oct edition of Wings magazine.


CBAA wins on HST

The CBAA has received a favourable response from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) concerning the application of the GST/HST to supplies of international charter flights to third parties under specific circumstances.   The application, if not clarified, had the potential of costing operators who supplied this service hundreds of thousands of dollars.  CBAA is grateful to the CRA for its quick action on this matter.

Learn more http://www.cbaa-acaa.ca/en/component/jdownloads/finish/4/208


CBAA launches new member benefit

CBAA now offers its members the opportunity to share company updates and announcements with the business aviation community. Simply provide us with a brief description of your news and we will include it in our weekly email news in the CBAA Business Aviation Bulletin.

For more information contact Lindsay Berndt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Proposed New Seaplane Operations Regulations Transport Canada (TC)

Transport Canada is proposing to enhance seaplane safety by mitigating the risk of drowning for occupants of seaplanes operated commercially for both air taxi and commuter operations. Proposed amendments to the regulations would require passengers and crew to wear a flotation device when boarding a seaplane or when operating on or over water and would require mandatory emergency underwater egress training for pilots of fixed wing commercial seaplanes.  At the same time, TC is taking the opportunity to introduce a definition of seaplanes, remove the outdated definition of personal flotation devices and update other relevant sections of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

Please log into CBAA Matters (http://www.cbaamatters.com) and follow this link (http://www.cbaamatters.com/?topic=carac-proposed-new-seaplane-operations-regulations )to provide comments or ask questions about this proposed regulatory change by  10 Sep 2014.


CBAA 2015 – Call for presentations

CBAA 2014 set a high bar for quality information in our education sessions – and we aim to make it even better for 2015.  Have you got an idea for a topic or speaker for CBAA 2015, June 16 – 18 in St. Hubert, Quebec? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or share your thoughts on the CBAA Matters! forum, CBAA 2015 Convention & Exhibit.  You must be logged in to access the forum.


"SMS Turnkey Solution” coming for CBAA members

As a result of feedback from the Gap Analysis Workshop at CBAA 2014, CBAA will offer a “turnkey SMS” to members. Available to members for a fee, this SMS would meet the new 604 requirements with very little customization required, and would be a means of compliance for SMS regulations that cannot readily be met by small operators.

Read the attached for further information

SMS Turnkey Solution
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CBAA asks Ontario Finance Minister for a moratorium on aviation fuel tax increase

CBAA President & CEO Rudy Toering has written to Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, asking a moratorium on the increase in aviation fuel taxes, pending consultation with stakeholders and a true analysis of the downstream impacts and unintended consequences of this increase.  The CBAA also opened the door to a meeting with Ontario officials to review the specific impacts of the fuel tax increase on Ontario businesses and business aviation.

Read the letter to the Hon. Charles Sousa 

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Accessing Forums on CBAA Matters!

CBAA is now posting many of its news and information items on CBAA Matters!, our new member forum. CBAA Matters! is the place to find new and updated operational, regulatory and other government affairs information. To be notified of changes as they happen, please use the "subscribe" function in the active topics and to the topics of interest.

To access the site, you will need to sign up for CBAA Matters, even if you are already a member of the CBAA. You will receive your temporary password in one to two business days. Click here to join.

Please note that you must be logged- in to CBAA Matters! to access any forum page directly. You can also use the search box to find and access forums and topics once you are logged in.

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