The NATA Board met Friday, November 16 in Vancouver.  A very full agenda of issues including recently released Aviation Circulars regarding gravel runway ops and specific aircraft specifications were discussed.  As well, new Canada Labour Code amendments were discussed and are posted on NATA website. Happy to provide complete briefing to any member on request as the issues were .

TCCA has asked NATA for information about LPV approaches. 


1.  Who is using LPV approved approaches now and how many.
2.  What airports need LPV approaches- I also stated there needs to be a supporting REIL system, and he agreed.

Really appreciate input on specific runways, as TC is anxious to move forward, for various reasons.

CRM Update- Just received from TCCA and asked to distribute to members:

"It has come to our attention that some operators have not yet submitted their CRM training program to TCCA for validation or completed the required training in order to meet the January 31, 2019 deadline. It is imperative that operators are informed that once the CRM training program has been submitted to TCCA they can immediately begin training and must be compliant by January 31, 2019. If a deficiency is found with a submitted CRM training program during the validation process, TCCA will inform the operator of the deficiency but this shall not invalidate training already completed or prevent the training from being completed.

It is paramount that the CRM training be delivered; any shortcoming can be addressed at a later date.Please be advised that the process listed above is only applicable for the implementation of an operators CRM training in order to meet the January 31st, 2019 deadline.

NATA has developed material that may be helpful-  Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime on this or any issue causing concern.


Glenn Priestley
Executive Director
Northern Air Transport Association

Despite strong objections from the aviation industry, Transport Canada has introduced broad and arbitrary new restrictions on flight & duty time.  It is our position that these changes will negatively impact system safety and increase costs to Northern communities. 

NATA position is the regulatory initiative regarding Flight and Duty Time should be deferred pending meaningful consultation with industry.  We need the best available science to ensure that any changes to current regulations are best designed to address the needs of all sectors of the aviation industry.  Our goal is to create and maintain a safe and efficient operating environment for our members.