Standards & Regulations
For years my condemnation of Transport Canada’s senior leaders for their ineffective helicopter safety program has proven clairvoyant. Accident rates are abysmally high! Now, some helicopter folks are doing something that I believe will shrink the industry’s ugly statistics.
The mandate of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is to advance transportation safety in Canada. The TSB is an independent agency and reports to Parliament through the Queen’s Privy Council.
April 9, 2009, Ottawa - After recently adopting new bylaws, HEPAC is now one step closer to electing a new board of directors.
Feb. 3, 2009, Ottawa - The 48th annual convention of the CBAA will be held in Montreal, the 3rd largest economic center for aviation in the world, May 27-29.
It’s fair to say that the industry is abuzz over the appointment of Fred Jones as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Helicopter Association of Canada.
Transport Canada long ago forgot one of its prime roles – to promote aviation. Moreover, it has turned safety into nothing more than a buzzword in a country where cost cutting is now the prime goal.
Dick, born March 16, 1928, grew up in Hague, Saskatchewan and worked on the family farm until it was lost during the great depression. At that time Dick learned fundamental skills that have carried him throughout his life, these included: How to adapt to difficult situations, the importance of grass roots communications, the importance of hard work and integrity, and how to repair equipment.
Sept. 16, 2008, Ottawa - To say that the first week as your new President and CEO has been a busy one would be an understatement.
Aug. 11, 2008 - The Board of Directors of the Helicopter Association of Canada is very pleased to welcome Fred L. Jones BA LLB to our Association as President & CEO.
Aug. 11, 2008 - The Board of Directors of the Helicopter Association of Canada is very pleased to welcome Fred L. Jones, BA LLB to our Association as president & CEO.
Aug. 11, 2008 - The Board of Directors of the Helicopter Association of Canada is very pleased to welcome Fred L. Jones, BA LLB to our Association as president & CEO.
Aug. 11, 2008 - The Board of Directors of the Helicopter Association of Canada is very pleased to welcome Fred L. Jones, BA LLB to our Association as president & CEO.
By now, just about everybody in the Canadian helicopter industry has at least heard of HEPAC. For those who haven’t, the acronym stands for the Helicopter Engineers and Pilots Association of Canada. Although HEPAC has been around since 2003, it has really just started to take shape over the past year or so.
July 17, 2008, Ottawa - Doug Ware, Chair of the Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Barone as CBAA President and CEO, effective August 25, 2008.
June 25, 2008, Ottawa - Over the past year a core group of volunteers has worked diligently to establish HEPAC as a national organization that acts as a voice for engineers and pilots.
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