Harbour Air Wins Canada Traveler Experience of the Year

Congratulations to Harbour Air Seaplanes who has been voted as the top tourism experience in  Canada by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). 

The VISA Canada Traveller Expereince of the Year award was awarded to Harbour Air at the TIAC annual dinner in Ottawa. The award recognizes companies that have gone above and beyond, offering travelers superior tourism experiences in Canada. 

Harbour Air has been in business for over 33 years and transports over 400,000 passengers throughout the coastal British Columbia every year. 

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Events Listing

February 9-11, 2016
PNAA Conference
Seattle, WA

February 16, 2016

Aviation Leadership Forum
Richmond, BC

February 16-21, 2016

Singapore Airshow

February 29-March 3, 2016

HAI Heli Expo
Louisville, KY

March 7-13, 2016

Women of Aviation Worldwide Week 
Multiple Locations Across BC

April 4-6, 2016

ACI Business of Airports Conference
Orlando, FL

April 4-6, 2016

CHC Safety & Quality Summit
Vancouver, BC

April 25-27, 2016
BCAC Airports Workshop
Nanaimo, BC

April 25-27, 2016

NATA 40th AGM, Conference & Tradeshow
Whitehorse, Yukon

June 5-8, 2016

IAAE FOAM Conference
Quebec City

July 5-7, 2016

CBAA Convention & Exhibition
Calgary, AB

July 11-17, 2016

Farnborough Airshow
Farnborough, UK

August 12-14, 2016

Abbotsford Airshow
Abbotsford, BC

September 19-22, 2016

Minneapolis-St. Paul

October 26, 2016

BCAC Silver Wings Awards
Vancouver, BC

November 1-3, 2016

NBAA Convention and Exhibition
Orlando, FL

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


Featured Job Posting

Security Operations Vancouver Airport


BCAC New Member List
Sustaining Member

Ascent Helicopters

Corporate Member
United Ramp Inc.

Individual Members
Andy Ji
Adam Santos
Derek Magalhaes
Jordan Sandy
Trevor Bradley  

Silver Wings Awards Throwback 

"I sometimes think that the desire to fly after the fashion of birds is an ideal handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air."

--- Wilbur Wright 


Masset Municipal Airport 

The Village of Masset has owned and operated the Masset Municipal Airport since its inception in 1989. The Greater Masset area holds a population of approximately 2,500 people and the Island's total population is around 6,000.

Following a runway expansion in the 90's, the airport began to attract new air traffic to the area in the form of chartered aircraft servicing the area's fishing lodges. The airport began to see steady growth in aircraft movements, passengers and fuel sales. Other operational improvements were made such as new perimeter fencing, airport lighting, apron expansions and additional fuel capacity.

With all the updated facilities, the airport was able to attract its first scheduled service with Pacific Coastal Airlines providing service to YVR's South Terminal that commenced in 2005. The airport built a new 9,000 ft. terminal building in 2012 with the main driver being able to accommodate the growth in air traffic.

In the summer of 2010, a Saab 340 aircraft collided with a deer that had run out onto the runway as the aircraft was attempting a take off. The aircraft sustained serious damage that grounded it for 6 days. As part of the airport's long-term corrective action plan, the airport recently completed a 125 acre land-clearing project. The two-month long project contracted a heavy-duty mulcher and excavator to eliminate all the stumps and vegetation within the airport perimeter fence. Despite being an 
extremely costly project, the airport realized the safety need to modify the habitat that allowed the deer to stay hidden on the airport grounds. Airport personnel now have an unobstructed view of the airport grounds from fence to fence, allowing them to safely deal with any wildlife concerns before they pose a significant risk to any aircraft. 


New: BCAC Monthly Report  

Learn more about how BCAC is supporting the aviation and aerospace industry
In November 2015 BCAC appointed a new Executive Director, Candace McKibbon, who will be reporting on monthly activity to BCAC members with the reports available on our website. The goal is to provide a brief overview on what BCAC is doing and how we are continuing to support and grow our industry.

Read the report here


Turning Forestry Waste into Aviation Fuel

UBC Led Biofuel Project
A project led by the University of British Columbia and NORAM Engineering and Constructors will assess whether waste from the forest industry, such as sawdust, left over branches, etc., can be converted into sustainable aviation biofuel that could meet 10% of the annual jet fuel demand in B.C. alone.

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News from the Community

AIAC announces appointment of interim Vice President, AIAC Pacific
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BC Aerospace welcomes provincial initiative to stimulate technology development
read more here

Boeing introduces the first 737 MAX 
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Canada setting the scene for future pilot training program:  Industry representatives asked for feedback
read more here

CHC Safety & Quality Summit grant application deadline extended January 15, 2016
read more here

Connecting Students with Training and Mentorship in Northern BC
read more here

Drone-maker DJI starts testing GPS based flight restrictions 
read more here

Mount Douglas school aviation program set to take flight
read more here

Site approved for new flight museum for Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley 
read more here

Vector Aerospace certified for Airbus Helicopters H130/ EC130
read more here

WestJet Encore launches new service from Edmonton to Nanaimo
read more here


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