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"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 and Ontario members prepare to meet with government on HST

CBAA president & CEO Rudy Toering met with CBAA members and tax experts in Toronto last week to strategize and prepare for an upcoming meeting with the Director General, Excise and GST/HST, Danielle Laflèche, Canada Revenue Agency.  The meeting has been called to resolve the Toronto CRA office’s unilateral decision to assess private cross border charter flights (retroactively) as a transfer of personal property, and therefore subject to the full 13%.  Further, this action has been taken without the release of any guidance material and without notification.

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 

Sousa re aviation fuel tax
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Notice of Consultation - Alma and Poste Montagnais NDB Decommission

NAVCAN has posted Notices of Consultation on the decommissioning of the Alma and Poste Montagnais NDBs.  To access these notices and provide comments please log in to the CBAA Matters forum (cbaamatters) and then follow this link

CBAA Annual Golf Tournament Raises $25,000 for Hope Air

CBAA’s official charity, Hope Air, received a $25,000 donation, the proceeds of the CBAA Annual Golf Tournament held at CBAA 2014 in Edmonton.  Special thanks to the golf sponsors and golfers for their enthusiastic participation and support of this worthwhile cause.

Click here to see the cheque presentation

Lindsay Berndt Joins CBAA

We are pleased to inform you that Lindsay Berndt has joined the CBAA to manage membership and communications services.  For any membership enquiries, please contact her directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 613-236-5611 ext. 221.

YYC Runway 17L in the Honeywell EGPWS database

Runway 17L is available in the load version 470 of the EGPWS database. If operators do not update their database using YYC Runway 17L will result in an aural alert over cockpit speakers.

CBAA protests Ontario av fuel tax hike

In May, the CBAA contacted the Premier of Ontario asking to rescind the 150% increase on aviation fuel in the provincial budget.  Our interventions will be ramped up now that the same punitive tax is in the budget tabled under the new Liberal majority government.

Read our original letter to Premier Wynne

Aviation Fuel Tax
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.  Check out CBAA Matters for updates.

AVFUEL CYHU H-18 Services Named CBAA 2015 Diamond Sponsor and Convention Venue

Save the dates, June 16 – 18 for CBAA 2015.  The exhibit and static will be housed at AVFUEL CYHU H-18 Services’ facility within Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Plant 5 at the Montreal St-Hubert airport. For more information on the facility, visit their website, H-18 FBO.

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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