BCAC Airport's Conference a Great Success! 

Ninety delegates and speakers attended the annual BC Aviation Council's Airports Conference, held this year in Nanaimo, April 25-27

A great networking event, started with a 9 hole golf tourny on Monday, April 25th with 30 players hitting the links, this followed by an 'ice breaker reception' at the hotel. One and a half days of sessions got down to the business of airport issues with a diverse range of speakers presenting on various topics. A great industry social on Tuesday evening, held at the Port of Nanaimo, Helijet facility, was again well attended and showcased a number of Nanaimo eateries and beverage providers.

The BC Aviation Council's AGM was held during this conference and its new Board of Directors elected. 


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Events Listing

June 5-8, 2016
IAAE FOAM Conference
Quebec City

June 13-15, 2016
Smart Airports & Regions
Richmond, BC

June 25, 2016
Prince George Airport Authority Charity Golf Tournament

June 28, 2016
YVR Koffee Klutch Golf Tourny

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

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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Corporate Members
Bella Bella Airport Authority

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Pacific Flying Club

Pacific Flying Club (PFC) is recognized as an industry leader in flight training. The club has the largest fleet in B.C. consisting of 27 aircraft and 3 simulators. Established in 1965 as the Canadian Pacific Airlines Employees Flying Club, the club celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2015. 

The Club is a not-for-profit organization and all revenues go towards club expenses, maintaining fleet, and unlike other schools, the club does not charge for pilot seminars. The school was the first flight training centre in the Lower Mainland to be accredited by PPSEC and is recognized as an industry leader. The school was also one of only a few flight training centres to hold the Education Quality Assurance designation from the Province of BC. 

PFC has graduated thousands of pilots who are flying with major airlines, corporate cargo in Canada and throughout the world. PFC offers a familiarization flight for those interested in starting their pilots license whether it's a full Private Pilot License, Recreational Pilot Permit or if you're planning a career as a pilot. 

Pacific Flying club recently doubled its available space for students with added briefing rooms, groundschool rooms and lounges. A visit to PFC's website at will give you a wealth of information on the Club's history, staff, fleet and flight training. 


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 Trevin Muscat who is the Team Lead Technical Operations at Kisik Aerial Survey. 

News from the Community

2 Millionth passenger milestone achieved at Nanaimo Airport 
read more here

Airbus aborts landing at YVR and attracts interest around the world  
read more here

Air Canada to launch Silicon Valley-Vancouver Service 
read more here

Alchemy at the Airport, Comox Valley Airport
read more here

Ascent Helicopters expands fleet with new H125  
read more here

Drones reportedly spotted near two large B.C. wildfires
read more here

Kamloops Airport traveler numbers steady
read more here

Kamloops Airport donates runway sweeper to South Cariboo Regional Airport
read more here

Lumby Plane crash
read more here

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group celebrates a decade in Canada
read more here

Minister expects WestJet's YVR-London service to Boost B.C. Economy
read more here

Ottawa proposes that commercial floatplane passengers and crew wear life vests
read more here

Owner looking for new home for Martin Mars water bomber
read more here

Pitt Meadows Regional Airport board changes announced
read more here

Smithers airport modernization timeline released
read more here

Vancouver International Airport testing automated self-serve bag drop
read more here

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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. Any registered Corporate or Individual member 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. 

Did you know that do far in 2016 BCAC has posted almost 120 member job postings? 

Instructions to post a job on the BCAC website: 
1. Ensure you are a Corporate, Sustaining, or Individual Member of BCAC
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)


The Week that Was: Aviation and Aerospace Headlines


27th Annual Canadian Airline Investment Forum: June 14-15, Toronto, ON


Be part of the dialogue between key stakeholders and decision-makers from Canada's Aviation Industry as they gather to tackle the most crucial issues that affect aviation finance and the future of Canadian aviation.

This June 14-15, the biggest players and decision-makers in Canada's aviation industry will gather in Toronto at the 27th Canadian Airline Investment Forum. Senior executives from Airlines, Aircraft 
Manufactures, and Financial Institutions will converge to discuss innovative strategies that are being employed for greater growth, network, and profitability.

A variety of aviation and business experts will address the audience including keynote speaker Calin Rovinescu, President and C.E.O. of Air Canada. A list of full speakers can be found here. 


BC Air Cadet League of Canada Sunset Dinner Cruise: June 17, Vancouver, BC 

Hosted by the ACLC, BC Provincial Committee as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program.

The Queen of Diamonds Cruise ship will leave the dock at the Plaza of Nations in downtown Vancouver, at 6:30 pm on June 17th 2016. (Boarding commences at 5:30 pm). The cruise ends at the RiverRock Hotel in Richmond. Enjoy a 3 hour cruise that includes a lovely buffet dinner of baron of beef, and filet of salmon. A cash bar will be available and there will be live music.

Dress is business casual. More Information.

YVR Koffee Klutch: June 28, Richmond, BC 

BCAC Silver Wings Awards: October 26, Vancouver, BC 

Fairmont Hot Springs Airport Fly-In: August 20-21 

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