Kamloops Airport to receive $2.6 Million from BC Air Access Program 

Funding to rehabilitate section of airport's apron to ensure safe and efficient operations.

The Government of B.C. is providing $2.6 million in B.C. Air Access Program funding to support improvements at Kamloops Airport, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

“A thriving, vibrant airport is a critical engine of growth for any community. The Kamloops Airport has seen an increase of over 25% in passenger volumes in the past five years, helping to drive growth in many sectors so important to Kamloops such as mining and tourism, as well as at Thompson Rivers University,” said Stone. “These infrastructure safety improvements will go a long way to ensuring the Kamloops Airport is able to continue to drive growth and jobs in Kamloops, the Thompson Valleys and British Columbia.”

With the support of B.C. Air Access funds, the Kamloops Airport will rehabilitate a section of the airport apron, or the area where aircraft park to load, unload and refuel. The apron can get congested, which has the potential to delay the movement of aircraft during peak periods. This project will ensure the safe and efficient manoeuvring of all air traffic, as well as vehicles and personnel servicing aircraft. In addition, a new dedicated vehicle access route to the apron will be built. The airport will provide the remaining funds needed to complete this $3.4-million improvement to the airport.



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Events Listing

July 5-7, 2016
CBAA Convention & Exhibition
Calgary, AB

July 11-17, 2016

Farnborough Airshow
Farnborough, UK

July 11-13, 2016
ACI-NA Boeing Airline Planning Workshop for Airport Decision Makers
Seattle, WA

July 23, 2016
Boundary Bay Airshow
Delta, BC

August 12-14, 2016
Abbotsford Airshow
Abbotsford, BC

August 13, 2016

Vanderhoof International Airshow
Vanderhoof, BC

September 19-22, 2016

Minneapolis-St. Paul

September 25-28, 2016
ACI-NA World Conference & Exhibition
Montreal, QC

October 26, 2016
BCAC Silver Wings Awards
Vancouver, BC

November 1-3, 2016

NBAA Convention and Exhibition
Orlando, FL

November 11-13, 2016

Helicopter Assn of Canada (HAC)
21st Annual Conference & Trade Show
Edmonton, AB

November 15-16, 2016

Canadian Aerospace Summit
Ottawa, ON

November 15-17, 2016

ATAC Aviation Conference & Tradeshow
Vancouver, BC

June 21-24, 2017
Canadian Women in Aviation Conference
Calgary, AB

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BCAC Scholarship Funds Raised at YVR's Annual Koffee Klutch 

The BC Aviation Council was once again invited to attend YVR's Annual Koffee Klutch golf tournament on June 28 at Greenacres Golf Course in Richmond to raise funds for BCAC scholarships. A big thank you to the Vancouver Airport Authority for hosting the event and thanks to generous donations and 50/50 ticket sales BCAC was able to raise over $2200! 

Photo: BCIT Student Volunteers (Travis, Bryan, Ashley and Dylan) tallying the scores 

Replica biplanes unveiled to mark 100th anniversary of Vimy Battle 

Photo and Story by The Canadian Press 

When air cadet Richard Knopp was helping build a replica World War One biplane with other volunteers, he imagined what it was like to sit in the pilot's seat 100 years ago.

Knopp learned to fly a modern aircraft last summer and the 18-year-old realized his 
predecessor's cockpit was much more narrow and lacked a glass shield, leaving the pilots with nothing but goggles for protection.

"It's hard to imagine doing that. You stick your head out the window of the car and you feel that (air), then imagine going twice as fast and 3,000 feet up. How's the wind up there going to feel?" he reflected while gazing at the biplane inside a Langley, B.C. airplane hangar."

"It was like seeing history come alive."

Read the full story here.

Video: Crews recover crashed plane from Pemberton Glacier 


Blue Skies Ahead: A New BCAC Blog 

BCAC's Youth Engagement Committee Launches New Blog

The BC Aviation Council's Youth Engagement Committee has developed a new blog where different careers in aviation will be featured alongside youth specific industry news, advice for students and guest blog posts. Check out the blog, Blue Skies Ahead, and read the latest posts including a feature on Kal Manna who is the Airport Manager at Masset Municipal Airport. 
News from the Community

Air Canada finalizes order to buy 45 Bombardier C Series jets
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Bombardier announces a definitive agreement for the sale of its Amphibious Aircraft Program to Viking Air Limited 
read story here

Howard Eng appointed Chair of Canadian Airport's Council, Kelowna Airport's Sam Samaddar elected as Vice Chair
read story here

Learn to fly a Martin Mars Water Bomber
read story here

Pilot makes perfect emergency landing on glacier
read story here

Sky's the limit for students in a classroom with wings
read story here

The Comox Valley Airport reports outstanding growth 
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Trail gets almost $1.2 Million to expand from BC Air Access Program
read story here

Versatile Firebosses to enhance firefighting fleet
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Williams Lake Airport receives funding for fuel tank storage 
read story here

YVR thrilled to see Visa requirements lifted for Mexican Citizens 
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BCAC Website: Job Postings and Profile Updates 

Free Job Postings and Membership Profiles Available on BCAC Website for Members 

The BC Aviation Council developed a new website in 2015 with an exciting, user friendly area for job postings and membership profiles. Certain members can post their own jobs or update their profile directly from the site. For your convenience, we have listed the instructions below for both features. If you are not a BCAC member and wish to post job postings on our BCAC website, please visit our website here for membership rates and benefits. 

Instructions to post a job on the BCAC website: 
1. Ensure your membership level includes free job postings
2. Login and go to your member area
3. Click 'Post a Job' 
4. Fill in Information
5. Preview and Submit

Instructions to update your profile: 
2. Login and go to your member area
3. Click 'Your Profile'
4. Select edit profile
5. Update information on what sector you are part of, how many employees you have, business description, logo and more (varies depending on membership type)


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