The 23rd Annual Canadian Airline Investment Forum will be held Nov 29 and 30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto.  Both Tracy Medve, current NATA President, and Joe Sparling, past NATA President, will be keynote speakers on Northern issues.  Their session is "You Fly Where?  Challenges for Canada's Northern Operators"

The full conference brochure and registration form is available below;

NAV CANADA, recently replaced the Instrument Landing System (ILS) serving runway 32 at Hay River as part of its national ILS Replacement Project.

The localizer is now offset 2.9 degrees from centerline.  The installation of the localiser antenna array to a location off-set from the runway centre-line was necessary to eliminate the requirement to remove the antenna array every spring for due to the build-up of ice and concern that the antenna would be damaged or destroyed. The new location allows for year round ILS availability.   As a result of the 2.9 degree off-set, the minima have been increased to 250 feet and ¾ mile.

This change was effective 25 August, 2011 at 0901 UTC.

After a very long time operating under acting Directors, GNWT Transportation, Airports Division, finally has a new permanent Director, Ms. Delia Chesworth, P Eng.  Delia is well known to most of you operating in the North and NATA looks forward to continuing our excellent relationship with
Airports Division under her guidance.

In 2012 the NATA AGM will depart from the long running format of Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning.  Instead it will run for two full days, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The President's reception will still be on the Monday night, and the banquet will be on the Tuesday night.  This is reduce the need for weekend travel and allow for other industry meetings to take place on the Monday, make the agenda more effective, and work better with the Trade Show.

Mark you calendars for April 17 and 18, 2012 in Whitehorse!