HAC Communication

Helicopter Association of Canada

President's Message

As you know, the Minister has declared that he intends to publish the draft Flight & Duty Time Regulations in Canada Gazette II at the end of June – in fact, he recently suggested that he intends to publish even earlier - in mid-June.  HAC and its eight Coalition partners have been keeping the pressure on, and we know that there are many operators that have raised concerns with him directly, or through their Members of Parliament.

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Comme vous le savez, le ministre des Transports a déclaré qu’il entend publier le projet de réglementation sur les temps de vol et de service en vol dans la Partie II de la Gazette du Canada à la fin de juin. En fait, il a récemment suggéré qu’il prévoit même le publier plus tôt, soit à la mi-juin.  L’ACH et ses huit partenaires de la Coalition ont continué à presser le ministre, et nous savons que plusieurs membres exploitants ont communiqué directement avec lui ou avec des membres du Parlement pour leur faire part de leurs préoccupations.

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Its been three years since we have been in Vancouver, and this year’s Vancouver program is bigger and better.

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Il y a déjà trois ans que nous avons tenu notre congrès à Vancouver. Cette année, le congrès de Vancouver sera encore plus grand et encore amélioré

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You may recall from a previous HAC Newsletter, that Transport Canada recently imposed a new definition for “Flight Time” and “Air Time” for helicopters. Apparently, Flight Time and Air Time are now the same. This has caused some grief for the helicopter flight training community, and we know that Transport Canada is in the process of revisiting this new interpretation, so we suggest that you connect with your POI before making any precipitous changes one way or the other.

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Vous vous souviendrez peut-être que dans un numéro récent de ce bulletin, nous avons indiqué que Transports Canada avait récemment imposé une nouvelle définition des « temps de vol » et des « temps dans les airs » pour les hélicoptères. Apparemment, les temps de vol et les temps dans les airs sont maintenant la même chose. Cette annonce a été mal accueillie par les écoles de pilotage. Sachant que Transports Canada a entrepris de réviser cette nouvelle interprétation, nous vous suggérons de communiquer avec votre IPE (inspecteur principal de l’exploitation de Transports Canada) avant de faire tout changement à vos opérations.

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