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Gala Evening Entertainment
 
RL Shirt flashing_enRick Lewis

Rick Lewis has been performing professionally since the age of eight, appearing in television commercials and a dinner theatre production of the musical stage play, Mame.

Hooked by these early experiences in front of audiences Rick continued to work professionally as an actor, dancer, acrobat, and musical theatre performer until he was in his early twenties. He then attended Webster University’s renowned theatre arts program. He left Webster to join the cast of a Broadway touring production of the hit musical Barnum. It was Rick’s experience with Barnum that led him to build his own solo physical comedy act, incorporating his skills in theatre and circus arts with his background in dance and athletics.

Rick has authored three books on personal growth and owns and manages Lighten Up Productions, Inc., the umbrella agency for the development and contracting of his own presentation work.

Rick currently lives in Vancouver, BC, traveling extensively throughout North America giving presentations for corporate events and conferences. He has performed different versions of his routines at more than 2,500 events and gatherings over a period of 30 years.

 

 
AIABC Colour Logo_wordmark_HR_enAerospace Industry Association of British Columbia (AIABC)
 

 
Kevin 12_enKevin Psutka: Trends in Enforcement Actions for AMEs and Pilots

Kevin has over 4000 hours flying experience, including commercial fixed-wing and helicopter pilot licences, Canadian Forces navigator and pilot. He has been flying since receiving his wings through the Air Cadets and went on to Mechanical Engineering and Military training at Royal Military College, served as navigator in the Regular Forces and as a helicopter pilot in the Reserves. He has a Master's degree in Business Administration and Aviation management experience in both government and private sectors, including, Aerospace Marketing, Program Management, Regulatory, Helicopter Certification, Accident Investigation, Association Business Management, and Flight Safety training and responsibility.

Kevin is currently the President and CEO for the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, where he represents the interests of people who fly aircraft for personal transport and recreation.

 

 
Aviation Maintenance Orientation Program (AMOP)

 

 
Endura_enEndura-Form
 

 
ACL Logo_enAir Cadet League of Canada, British Columbia Provincial Committee

 

 
InterVISTASlogo_small_enInterVISTAS Consulting Group (Canada)
 

 
Airborne logoAirborne Energy Solutions
 

 
mohawk-horiz-clr300prt_enMohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
 

 
R Hall Photo_enRichard Hall: Trends in Enforcement Actions for AMEs and Pilots

Mr. J. Richard W. Hall holds a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Victoria, a master of science in geography and an honours bachelor of arts in geography from the University of Western Ontario.

He has served as president of Lion Hall Bancorp Limited, providing executive and legal consulting services.

He began his legal career in 1984 with Chevron Canada Limited. From 1989 to 1994, he worked for the Province of British Columbia with three different administrative tribunals, providing advice in law and policy.

From 1995 to 1997, he was a senior labour relations officer for Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, after which he became legal counsel for the Vancouver School Board until 2001. That same year, he became regional director of human resources and compensation for physicians of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, a position he held until 2005.

Mr. Hall is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association, as well as the International Bar Association and has served on the boards of directors of two publicly traded companies and one private sector Company.

Mr. Hall been appointed as Chairman and CEO to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada for a four year term, starting October 06, 2009.
 

 
Formal Glenn_enGlenn Priestley: Career Forum "Benefits of Certification and National Occupational Standards"

Glenn has been involved in commercial general aviation since obtaining his private license in 1970. A varied flying career includes floatplane operations, medivac and air carrier operations as well as managing several flight training organizations. Following this experience, he joined Transport Canada in 1983 as a regulatory inspector for 10 years before becoming involved on the national level as a researcher and lobbyist for several aviation associations. 

 

 
mackintosh photo_enJ. Triplett Mackintosh: WAA Workshop: International Trade in Armaments Regulation (ITAR)

Mr. Mackintosh enjoys an international reputation as an effective advocate in the areas of export controls, trade sanctions, anti-corruption, related compliance, and white collar defense. He has defended domestic and foreign corporations, directors, and other personnel facing investigation under U.S. export controls and trade sanctions, as well as federal laws affecting securities, environmental controls, health care, money laundering, and Customs. These include the Arms Export Control Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as well as their implementing regulations. Mr. Mackintosh has led defense efforts and multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Since 1993, he has taught courses on white-collar criminal defense, federal regulation of international business, and corporate compliance at the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. He also publishes and regularly speaks on these subjects.

Mr. Mackintosh is the principal architect of the HHCMS compliance training system, an innovative corporate defense tool for compliance training.

He has received the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2010 for white collar defense.

 

 
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Ken Geoffrey: Trends in Enforcement Actions for AMEs and Pilots

Ken Geoffrey CD (Canadian Decoration), served for over 25 years with the Canadian Air Force in both domestic and international operations, and has extensive experience on a wide variety of aircraft operating in all environments. On retiring in 2000, Ken went to ACRO Aerospace Inc. where he performed engine overhauls, wrote inspection programs and became a member of their QA team as a qualified ISO inspector. Ken joined VIH Helicopters in 2002 and within a year became the QA Manager, developing and implementing quality assurance systems for VIHH, as well as advising VIHAG, VIHA and Cougar Helicopters on quality matters. Ken is also a member of the Part 5 Committee of the Canadian Aviation Advisory Council (CARAC) with Transport Canada, and is the Controlled Goods Designated Official for VIHAG, VIHH, VIHA and Cougar.

 

 
Chris James_enChristopher James: Accredited National Standards and Provincial Apprenticeships

Chris has worked in various areas of operations in his aviation career at StandardAero over the past 13 years. Since becoming a Journeyperson Machinist in 2003, Chris has mostly worked in Component Remanufacturing Services. He brings extensive knowledge of both manual and CNC machining. Most recently, Chris completed his Adult Education certification from St Francis Xavier University. Chris is the lead for the Machinist Apprenticeship program at StandardAero and interacts with all aspects of the organization. In this capacity, he also works closely with Red River College and the Manitoba Apprenticeship and Certification Board.

 

 
Lynda Murdock: The State of the Canadian Industry – Prognosis For the Coming Year 

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Blackcomb Aviation, Lynda holds responsibility for the financial and fiscal strength of company operations. Additionally, she provides leadership to Blackcomb’s Board of Directors on asset management, tax planning, leases, regulatory compliance, and business development.    Prior to joining Blackcomb Aviation, Lynda was Chief Financial Officer (2001) and later, President (2007) of Alpine Helicopters and its subsidiary company, Alpine Aerotech, where she led a team of 200+ pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, and operations, administrative and support staff based in Calgary, Canmore, Golden, and Kelowna. As President of Alpine, Lynda was also a member of the Executive Management team charged with providing leadership to Canadian Mountain Holidays Inc.

In the aviation sector, Lynda has served as a Director of The Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) since 2003, holding various executive board appointments including Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair, and Chair. She is also a member, by invitation, of the Canadian Aviation Executives’ Safety Network, an annual assembly for Canadian aviation leaders, established by Transport Canada in 2003, to identify aviation safety challenges and mitigation strategies, and to provide an industry forum on the regulatory health and direction of the Canadian aviation industry. She is a frequent guest lecturer at HAC and other aviation forums and a contributor to numerous industry magazines where she writes on financial and management issues affecting the aviation industry.

 

 
Bernie Wurster - Innovation in Difficult Times and Educating for the Future

Bernie Wurster has been in the aviation industry for almost four decades and is an active AME and pilot. His maintenance background includes airframe/powerplant systems as well as avionics. During a long career with Air Canada, he held various positions, including PRT (Person Responsible for Training) and Manager of Technical Qualifications. He has been involved in various Transport Canada committees, including the CARAC committees for AME licensing, basic training and type training. In addition he has held positions on numerous college advisory or strategic boards. Bernie is a long-standing member of the CAMC Accreditation Board, and is currently self employed, providing services to the aviation industry principally in the areas of quality audits, policy development, technical support and training.

 

 

 
Photo - Col P.F. Garbutt_enColonel P.F. Garbutt, OMM, CD: The State of the Canadian Industry – Prognosis For the Coming Year
 
Colonel Phil Garbutt graduated from Royal Roads Military College and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Canadian Forces in May 1988. Following occupational training as an Aerospace Engineer, he was promoted and posted to 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta in 1989 where he served as a Lieutenant and later as a Captain at the software development squadron for the CF18 Hornet. In 1995, he was posted to 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia where he served as the Deputy Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Officer at 442 (Transport & Rescue) Squadron working on the CC115 Buffalo and CH113 Labrador.

Promoted to the rank of Major in 1998, he was posted to 16 Wing Headquarters in Borden, Ontario as the Wing Operations Officer. During this period, he served on the 1 Canadian Air Division Battle Staff during OP ABACUS and exercised under the NATO/Partnership for Peace Program in Ramstein, Germany and Zvolen, Slovakia. In 2001, he returned to 19 Wing Comox as the Senior Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Officer at 407 (Maritime Patrol) Squadron working on the CP140 Aurora Long Range Patrol Aircraft. In 2003, Major Garbutt was posted to the Canadian Forces College in Toronto for a one-year Combined/Joint Command and Staff course. Upon completion, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and posted to the Director General Aerospace Equipment Program Management where he served as both the Fleet Manager for the CP140/A Aurora/Arcturus and the Project Manager for the Aurora Structural Life Extension Project. In 2007, Lieutenant-Colonel Garbutt was posted to Greenwood, Nova Scotia as the Commanding Officer of 14 Air Maintenance Squadron. Lieutenant-Colonel Garbutt assumed command of 16 Wing Borden in June 2009. In June 2010, Colonel Garbutt was promoted to his present rank and posted to Winnipeg as Director A4 Maintenance, the senior advisor to the Commander 1 Canadian Air Division on Maintenance Operations.

Colonel Garbutt has a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada and is a member of the 58th List of the Order of Military Merit.

 

Master of Ceremonies
 
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Bill Trbovich has been the Director of Communications for the IAMAW in Canada since spring 2004. Prior to that, he was an award-winning broadcast journalist, who worked for more than 30 years with CBC Radio and Television, and the Global Television Network. During that time he also combined his passion for both aviation and video to produce numerous promotional videos for de Havilland Aircraft, the Canadian Business Aircraft Association, and the International Business Aircraft Council.

 

 
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Wings & Helicopters logo_enWings Magazine / Helicopters Magazine
 

 
John Leroux_enJohn Leroux: Accredited National Standards and Provincial Apprenticeships (presenter), and Innovation in Difficult Times and Educating for the Future (panelist)

John Leroux began his career serving in the Canadian Air Force as an Aircraft Tradesperson for 20 years, during which time he acquired multiple aircraft/engine certifications. He is currently employed at StandardAero in Winnipeg as Director, Technical Training and Development. Over his 14 years at StandardAero, John has also worked as Technical Training Development Specialist, Production Manager, and Project Leader. John is a member of the Provincial Advisory Committee for GTRO Journeypersons, and the Strategic Council for Red River Collage Aviation and Aerospace Training.

 

 
Carl Byers & Josie (Simpson) Sutcliffe: 3D Learning Tools

Carl Byers has been actively contributing to the international simulation and training industry for 25 years developing markets and launching new solutions to improve training delivery and increase the effectiveness of simulation development teams. He is the founder and President of Logres Inc., providing strategic business analysis, capacity development, and business growth consulting services to private companies and non-profit organizations. He is currently responsible for NGRAIN's strategic initiatives throughout the education sector, including universities, colleges and high schools. Carl holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Physics together with an MBA and Masters of Human Security and Peacebuilding.

Josie (Simpson) Sutcliffe, Senior Director, Marketing, brings to NGRAIN nearly 15 years of technology Marketing and Product Management experience. As the founder and former President of the Vancouver Product Management Association (now part of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association), and with a background in the training technology industry, Josie is responsible for NGRAIN's marketing communications, product management, and technology business development strategy and activities. Josie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of British Columbia.
 

 
DonMacDonald_liter_enDon MacDonald: Innovation in Difficult Times and Educating for the Future

Don MacDonald is a professional engineer with a Master of Applied Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science, both from the University of Toronto.  Don joined Red River College in 1997 as the Chair of the Mechanical/Manufacturing and Communications department. Prior to joining Red River College, Mr. MacDonald was an instructor in the Aviation and Technology department at Confederation College. Before his career in education, Don worked as an Automotive Components Design Engineer for Fram Canada and held several engineering and management positions with Boeing Canada.

 

 
GG_BIO_2010_enGary Grass: Innovation in Difficult Times and Educating for the Future

Gary Grass has 30 years’ experience in aviation maintenance, safety, flight operations, education and training. He holds numerous flight credentials; fixed and rotary- wing maintenance licences; and teaching credentials. He has been involved at all levels of aviation safety, training and operations management, earning formal Safety Management credentials in 1986 while serving with the Canadian Air Force. He taught for four years in the AME-M and -E aircraft maintenance programs at BCIT, and for two years at the Professional Flight Centre in BC. Recently Gary participated on CAMC’s national occupational standard development team for the occupations of Aviation Quality Manager and Quality Assurance Auditor. He holds an invited seat on the Transport Canada Pacific Region Safety Council, and has been an invited guest at the Canadian Federation of AME Associations AGM.

Gary has lectured on Safety Management and Quality Programs at many aviation conferences and has just recently stepped down from the elected Board position of Vice President and Editorial Chair with the Pacific AME Association. Gary has now accepted an appointment as Vice Chairman of the newly created Aviation Leadership Foundation, a national, not-for-profit aviation leadership organization sharing best practices, knowledge and mentorship programs for future leaders of the aviation community. He is a member of COPA, the EAA, and Warbirds of America, and of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. He has the privilege of holding a pilot qualification on the JRM Martin Mars, last of the four-engine flying boat giants. At Blackcomb Aviation, Gary Grass is Manager, SMS and Quality for all company operations for both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft.

 

 
Claus Eisenschmid: Innovation in Difficult Times and Educating for the Future

Claus Eisenschmid joined Vector Aerospace in October 2003 and is currently Vice President of Richmond Operations. He has 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry, including 15 years in management. In his current role, Mr. Eisenschmid is responsible for all operational areas of the Richmond, BC facility, with a staff of more than 220 highly qualified team members. Before joining Vector Aerospace, Mr. Eisenschmid was Manager of Production at MTU Maintenance Canada, where he was responsible for the disassembly, inspection, assembly of engine modules and engine testing for the GE CF6-50 and CFM56-3 engine types. His experience also includes management roles with Rolls-Royce Canada and BMW Rolls-Royce in both the Repair &Overhaul environment as well as in R&D, as a development engineer in the BR710 engine program. Mr. Eisenschmid has a certification as an Aircraft and Engine Technician from the German Air Force and holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Munich Polytech.

 

 
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Public Works and Government Services Canada

 

 
RRClogo_centre_aviation_rev_enRed River College - Stevenson Campus
 

 
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Gordon Turner: The State of the Canadian Industry - Prognosis for the Coming Year

Gordon Turner has recently joined the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as Associate Dean of Aerospace. Mr. Turner comes to BCIT with a wealth of experience in the Aerospace industry, including Hanger Operations, Quality, and Training within a long-standing career with Air Canada. He is both an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and a recreational pilot. Mr. Turner also holds certificates in several disciplines, including Training and Development from Ryerson University, Adult Education from St Francis Xavier University, and Aircraft Maintenance from Centennial College. His knowledge, leadership, and experience are a welcome addition to BCIT’s Aerospace programs.

 

 
Vector_enVector Aerospace Helicopter Services
 

 
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Stuart Doyle Bio Pic 02_enStuart Doyle: Pre-Forum Workshop: Risk Management for SMS

Stuart Doyle is a founder member of SureSafe Management Solutions Ltd and is Coordinator of all training matters. A former pilot with the British Army, Stuart has worldwide experience of flying and instructing in Helicopters and Aeroplanes. When he left the British Armed Forces in 1999, Stuart flew Emergency Medical Service helicopters and then was Chief Pilot of a Police Air Support Unit in England. Upon arrival in Canada, Stuart was appointed Company Aviation Safety Officer for a major rotary and fixed-wing air operator. There he gained valuable experience and immersion in Safety and Quality Management Systems from the Air Operator’s viewpoint. Stuart has a BSc from the Open University in England and is planning to return to his studies to achieve a PhD in Aviation Science with a specialization in Human Factors.

 Away from presenting the highly successful SMS, CASO, QA and Risk Management Workshops for SureSafe, Stuart enjoys coaching tri-athletes, renovating his property, walking the dog and playing golf.

 

 
DavidBerrington_enDavid Berrington: Pre-Forum Workshop: HR and Training Solutions for Small Airports

David Berrington is the Director, Strategic and Human Resource Services at InterVISTAS. Mr. Berrington has 12 years of senior-level human resources management experience in designing and delivering effective human-resource strategies and systems that facilitate achievement of the business strategy. He holds a Certified Human Resources Professional designation. Mr. Berrington is a regular guest lecturer at the UBC Sauder School of Business, is a member of the BCIT Human Resources Program Advisory Committee, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations in 2004, and served as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the BC Human Resources Management Association from 2004 to 2006.

 

 
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British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

 

Exhibitors
 

This year's list of exhibitors includes:

 

 
Walter Randa photo-edit_enWalter Randa: Pre-Forum & Career Forum Workshop: Aircraft de/anti-Icing

Founder of Leading Edge Deicing Specialists, Walter Randa is a graduate of Aviation High School, Long Island City, NY. Walter has spent the last 25 years in Airlines Operations and Safety. In 1989, Walter began his instructing career as a Safety Trainer for UPS in Montreal, QC. The move north gave Walter an introduction to Canada’s cold winters and aircraft De/Anti-icing. Walter has specialized in providing Aircraft Ground Icing training to ground crews since 1992. In 1997, Walter launched Leading Edge Deicing Specialists, a business that offers on-site, ground de-icing training to both aircraft operators and de-icing providers, such as fixed base operators (FBOs) and airline service companies. Walter’s passion is flying and he earned his commercial, multi-engine and instrument rating from Flight Safety’s Academy in 1997.

 

 

Pre-Forum Workshops
 

CAMC has arranged three one-day pre-Forum workshops on Wednesday, September 29.  Add a professional development workshop to your Forum registration for a more educational experience. Space is limited, please register as soon as possible.   

Risk Management for SMS
Century Plaza Hotel
1015 Burrard Street - Vancouver
Salon A
0830 - 1700 

Facilitated by Stuart Doyle, Training Coordinator, SureSafe Management Solutions Ltd.

 “A Safety Management System is an explicit, comprehensive and proactive process for managing risks.” (Transport Canada Civil Aviation, Advisory Circular 107-001 Issue 1, paragraph 3.2 [1], 2008-01-01.)
Feedback from Industry and Transport Canada Inspectors suggests that there is a distinct lack of knowledge and understanding of the Risk Management component of SMS.

This one-day, risk-management workshop of theoretical and practical work, offers participants a solid understanding of the concepts of hazard and risk, and why the consequences rather than the source should be assessed. Participants will also explore ways to mitigate risk, will build their own Hazard Registry and Safety Risk Profile, and learn how to use this technique to strengthen their Safety Reporting System and Quality Assurance Program.

Participants will receive course materials and a certificate of attendance. A continental breakfast, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments will be served.

HR and Training Solutions for Small Airports
Century Plaza Hotel
1015 Burrard Street - Vancouver
Salon B - ROOM CHANGE
0830 - 1700 

Facilitated by David Berrington, Director, Strategic and Corporate Services, InterVISTAS Consulting Group

As a service to Airport Operators, and in partnership with the British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC) and InterVISTAS Consulting, CAMC is facilitating a workshop to present the findings of the recently completed study of airport occupations. The report addresses retention, recruitment and training of airport employees.

Learning Objectives
1. Key findings of the recently completed comprehensive analysis of Canada’s airport occupations, labour-related trends and recommendations.

2. Addressing the challenge of defining small airport occupations, and standards and how to maximize capabilities of small airport staff to meet expanding demands.

3. Solutions to current training needs including sources, coverage and deficiencies.

4. Implementing Safety Management Systems, what you have to do and addressing the human resource factors.

Attendance at this workshop is free of charge with Forum registration but, as space is limited, please indicate your interest in attending by filling in the corresponding Pre-Forum Workshop & Forum space on the registration form. A continental breakfast, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments will be served.

 

 
Larry 02_enLarry Johns: Career Forum “Airport Security”

From an early start in the RCAF, through more than 30 years in the airline industry, Larry has always had a passion for aviation. He learned early that aviation requires flexibility and a range of talents — after all, he began his career in some pretty remote spots, including Contwoyto Lake, Inuvik and Yellowknife, on his way to management roles in Vancouver with Canadian Airlines and Air Canada.
As a result of the 9/11 tragedy, aviation security immediately became of paramount importance. One significant change in Canada was the shifting of responsibility for Pre-Board Security Screening from the air carriers to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and the service providers. This change also precipitated Larry’s move to the field of security. He is currently Garda’s General Manager of Screening Operations for 18 airports in BC and the one in Fort McMurray. Larry is also pleased to share his experience and enthusiasm for aviation with students as an Aviation Security Instructor in the Airport Operations program at BCIT.

 

 
Fred Jones_enFred Jones: The State of the Canadian Industry – Prognosis for the Coming Year

Fred Jones has been President & CEO of the Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) since fall 2008. Before that he was Vice-President, Operations & Legal Affairs for the Canadian Airports Council. In his career, Fred has also held positions as VP Flight Operations for the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), and as Transport Canada Inspector, and TSB Accident Investigator and Safety Analyst. He holds Commercial pilot licences for both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Fred has a BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1986 and is licensed to practice law in the Province of Ontario.

 

 
Les Aalders_enLes Aalders: The State of the Canadian Industry – Prognonsis For the Coming Year 

Following his Aeronautical Engineering education, Les Aalders worked in the Engineering departments at Field Aviation, Conair Aviation, and Pacific Western Airlines, before joining Wardair Canada in 1977. During this period, he also earned his private pilot’s licence. He then spent the next 21 years at Wardair and Canadian Airlines. During this time, he held progressively more responsible positions in the Airframe & Systems Engineering and Airworthiness departments. In 1998 the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) appointed Les to the position of Vice President, Engineering and Maintenance, to oversee all technical, environmental and safety issues for the association, which represents commercial operators in Canada. In 2008 he was named the ATAC Vice President, Operations, when Flight Operations was added to his scope of responsibilities. In November 2009 he returned to his aeronautical engineering and manufacturing roots, when he was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President at the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), the national association representing the civil and defence aerospace manufacturing and service industry in Canada.

 

 
Wilson's Photo_enWilson Boynton: Career Forum Composites Workshop

Wilson J. Boynton is a Certified Engineering Technologist, a licensed Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and a Certified Composites Technician-Instructor with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). He is President of his company, Renaissance Aeronautics Associates Inc. (RAA), and Principal Instructor for its training division, Advanced Composites Training (ACT). Wilson has been involved with aviation for 35 years, graduating from Canadore College’s Aircraft Maintenance Technician program in 1978. He spent a year as a Base Engineer for Northern Wings Helicopters in Blanc Sablon, Quebec and then moved to be a Maintenance Engineer at Great Lakes Airlines, which later became Air Ontario, based in London, Ontario. Over the next 18 years, he held several positions at Air Ontario, including Base Engineer (1981 to 1986), and Crew Chief, Inspector, Supervisor of Technical Records, Maintenance Control, Technical Services and Engineering (1986 to 1996). In 1996 he changed course, becoming President and Principal Instructor of his own company, Renaissance Aeronautics Associates Inc., in London, Ontario.

 

 
Dan Adamus_enCaptain Dan Adamus: The State of the Canadian Industry – Prognonsis For the Coming Year 

Captain Dan Adamus of Jazz Air was elected Executive Vice-president, Group C, of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) for a term that began on January 1, 2007.

Currently based at Toronto, Captain Adamus flies the CRJ-200/705. He was hired in 1985 by Austin Airways, which later merged with Air Ontario and was eventually renamed Air Canada Regional; following additional mergers. Air Canada Regional became Air Canada Jazz, and is now Jazz Air. Captain Adamus is President of ALPA International’s Canada Board and has served two terms as Canada Board Vice-president/IFALPA Director. He also served as the Canada Board Government Relations Committee chairman from 1994 to 2006. Captain Adamus also serves as the Executive Vice President, North America for the International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA). He has held this position since March 2007.

 

 

 
Dennis LyonsDennis Lyons:  Industry Input on National Projects

Dennis Lyons is the Person Responsible for Maintenance for Fast Air Ltd. providing Executive Aviation Services from its base in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dennis has been a member of the aviation industry since 1979. Before joining Fast Air, Dennis served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 20 years, retiring in 2000. He then operated his own company, AviPro Helicopters in Edmonton, Alberta for 10 years, providing consulting services in addition to aircraft maintenance.

Since becoming a CAMC member, Dennis has worked on many CAMC projects and committees. Recently he was the Chair of the National Standing Trade Advisory Committee (NSTAC) for Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Dennis is now serving as a member of CAMC’s Board of Director as the representative for the Canadian Federation of AME Associations (CFAMEA). Most recently he worked on the development of the certification process for the Quality System Auditor.

 

Workshops
 
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Mike Doiron: Fatigue Risk Management System for Employers

Mike Doiron began flight training in 1972. His first job in aviation was as a dispatcher for the Moncton Flying Club. At MFC, Mike eventually became a Class I instructor, Designated Flight Test Examiner and Chief Flight Instructor. In 1979 he joined Transport Canada as a Flight Training Standards Inspector. At Transport Canada, Mike also held positions as Regional Superintendent of Flight Training Standards, Air Carrier Inspector (small aircraft), Civil Aviation Planning Inspector, National Director of Safety Promotions and for 12 years was the Atlantic Regional Manager of System Safety. Mike`s background is strongly concentrated in Instructional Technique, Safety Management and Human Factors. Mike is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

In May 1998, Mike left Transport Canada to become Principal and Chief Executive Officer of the Moncton Flight College. Mike is an Airline Transport Licensed pilot as well as a Class I Instructor with more than 5,000 hours of flying on different types of aircraft, including jets.

 

Welcome Reception - Wednesday, September 29
 
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Join us Wednesday evening for the Forum Welcome Reception at The Cellar Nightclub. In downtown Vancouver's busy entertainment district, The Cellar is an underground gem. Descend the stairs and step into the welcoming glow of a cozy den, the perfect place for Forum delegates to socialize in a relaxed and informal atmosphere while enjoying the music of the Bruno Hubert Trio. Vancouver’s superb jazz pianist Bruno Hubert, bassist Sean Cronin and drummer Sam Cartwright will entertain us with fresh, swinging and sublime modern jazz.

 

 

TUESDAY, September 28, 2010

0830 - 1800 CADA meeting (Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Finback Room)

1400 - 1700 Corporate Engagement Meeting (BCIT Aerospace Campus, CIBC Room 198)

WEDNESDAY, September 29, 2010

0730 – 1800 Registration

0830 – 1700 Pre-Forum Workshop: Aircraft de/anti-Icing 

0830 – 1700 Pre-Forum Workshop: Risk Management for SMS

0830 - 1700 Pre-Forum Workshop: HR & Training Solutions for Small Airports

CAMC Board and Committee Meetings

0830 – 1700 Board of Directors Meeting

0900 – 1700 Accreditation Board/Certification Board/NSTAC Meeting

0900 – 1700 YIAC Committee Meeting

1200 – 1330 Committee Luncheon (BoD and all other boards and committees)

1900 – 2200 Welcome Reception, The Cellar Nightclub
Sponsored by: Kelowna Flightcraft Group of Companies
 
1900 – 2400 Exhibitor Set-up

THURSDAY, September 30, 2010

0730 – 1700 Registration

0730 – 0900 Delegate Breakfast  

0900 - 0915 Official Forum Opening  

0800 – 1700 / Exhibit Hall
1800 – 1845

0900 – 1545 Career Forum
(See Career Forum section for details)

0915 – 0945 Keynote Presentation: Industry Overview
Presenter: Mike Tretheway, Executive VP & Chief Economist, InterVISTAS Consulting
This presentation will give an overview of the global economic picture with special emphasis on Canada’s economy and the state of the Canadian aviation and aerospace sector in particular.

0945 – 1015 Energy Break
Sponsored by: IAMAW

1015 – 1200 Panel Discussion: The State of the Canadian Industry – Prognosis For the Coming Year 
This interactive panel will address key issues on the state of the Canadian economy, how the sector is being affected and how the issues are being addressed.
-  Is the recovery under way? If so, how fragile is it? 
-  What will recovery look like? 
-  What is the legacy of the recession? 
-  Is the current business model broken? 
-  Are there structural problems in the industry? 
-  What are the future trends and forecasts?

Moderator: Robert Donald, Executive Director, CAMC
Panelists:
Les Aalders, Executive VP, AIAC
Fred Jones, President & CEO, HAC
John McKenna, President & CEO, ATAC
Dan Adamus, President – Air Line Pilots Association Intl, Canada Board
Gordon Turner, Associate Dean Aerospace, BCIT
Lynda Murdock, Executive VP & CFO, Blackcomb Aviation
Philip Garbutt, Director A4 Maintenance, Canadian Air Division Headquarters, National Defence

1115 - 1200 WAA AGM Management Report

1200 – 1300 Delegate Luncheon

1300 – 1400 Panel Presentation for students and delegates:
Trends in Enforcement Actions for AMEs and Pilots
- TC Aviation organization structure (emphasis on Pacific Region)
- What are common violations and enforcement?
- What new regulations are coming in?
- How has enforcement action changed since the introduction of SMS?
- Is there a noticeable change in how enforcement responds to findings from an Assessment or Program Validation Inspection?
- TC challenges: how pilots and AMEs can help

Moderator: Dennis Lyons, PRM, Fast Air
Panelist: Ken Geoffrey, QA Manager & Controlled Goods Delegated Official, VIH Helicopters Ltd.

Panelist: Richard Hall, Chairperson & CEO, Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
Panelist: Kevin Psutka, President & CEO, Canadian Owners and Pilots Association


1400 - 1430 Presentation: Accredited National Standards and Provincial Apprenticeships
Presenters: Christopher James, Specialist, Training & Development, Reworks & Processes, StandardAero, and John Leroux, Director, Technical Training and Development, StandardAero
This presentation will focus on the process and benefits used to integrate an Accredited National Standard (CAMC) trade into Provincial Apprenticeship for training delivery and employment.

1430 – 1500 Energy Break
Sponsored by: Red River College - Stevenson Campus

1500 – 1700 Workshops

Blue Workshop: 3D Learning Tools
Facilitator: Carl Byers, Strategic Business Development, and Josie (Simpson)Sutcliffe, Senior Director, Marketing, NGRAIN Corporation
This workshop will explore the effective development, use, and application of 3D learning environments for self-paced and instructor-led learning. Using a combination of presentations and facilitated discussions, the workshop will:
- Discuss uses and application of 3D and other innovative media for learning
- Review the impact of using 3D in learning
- Identify challenges and considerations in the implementation of 3D in learning
- Review best practices for media/training analysis
- Discuss the extension of 3D to support continuous learning and workplace support

Green Workshop: Fatigue Risk Management System for Employers
Facilitator: Mike Doiron, Consultant, DAC Safety 
The purpose of this workshop is to improve Canadian aviation operators’ knowledge about Fatigue Risk management principles. The workshop will explain the need for an effective and efficient Fatigue Risk Management Program and will introduce participants to the FRMS training and toolbox being developed by CAMC.

Red Workshop: Industry Input on National Projects
Facilitator: Dennis Lyons, PRM, Fast Air Ltd.

Every year, CAMC submits project proposals to HRSDC, applying for federal funding. CAMC needs to ensure that it is targeting industry priorities in order to provide tangible value and relevance to its members. Therefore, we need your input. Dennis Lyons will facilitate this workshop discussion about CAMC’s current projects and will solicit your ideas for future initiatives.

WAA Workshop: International Trade in Armaments Regulation (ITAR)
Facilitator: J. Triplet Mackintosh, Partner, Denver Office
Export Controls/Trade Sanctions, Government Investigations and White Collar Defense, Corporate Compliance
- Recent developments in administration of ITARS.
- Discussion of ITAR challenges/opportunities and lessons learned for SMEs
- Workshop on preparing your ITAR system

1700 – 1800 Free Time

1800 - 1845 Reception

1845 – 2300 Annual Awards Banquet & Gala Evening
Gala Entertainment: Rick Lewis
Sponsored by: AIABC  


FRIDAY, October 1. 2010

0730 – 0900 Breakfast

0730 – 1215 Exhibit Hall

0830 – 0945 WAA Panel Discussion: SME Initiatives in Western Canada

0900 - 1030 CAMC Panel Discussion: Innovation in Difficult Times and Educating for the Future
The aviation and aerospace industry has been built on a solid foundation of innovation over the last century. As with everything in this technological age, the speed of innovation has increased exponentially. The need for innovation to keep up with demand, and with the competition, has also increased. Add to this the need to change just to stay in business through the current economic downturn. But every downturn has an upturn, and companies that had to lay off workers may find that they will have a shortage of skilled workers.

- How has business been affected and how have companies coped with these changes?
- Have major layoffs occurred?
- Have changes been made in normal operating procedures?
- Discuss companies’ best practices during difficult times.
- How can the industry prepare for technological change and the future need for skilled workers?
-  How will we meet the need?  
-  Why do students leave to work abroad? Are their skills recoginized internationally?
-  What are the learning techniques of today's students and does industry understand these techniques?
-  Is working on a "real" but old model good training for working on new models?
-  What shortages will industry face in the coming years?
-  What are the future job prospects for graduates?
-  What to colleges see as trends going forward?

Moderator: Bernie Wurster, Aviation Consultant
Panelists:
Claus Eisenschmid, VP Operations, VECTOR Aerospace
John Leroux, Director, Technical Training and Development, StandardAero
Don MacDonald, Dean, School of Transportation, Aviation & Manufacturing, Red River College
Gary Grass, Manager, SMS & QA, Blackcomb Aviation

0945 - 1015 Energy Break - WAA
Sponsored by: Jazz Air LP

1030 - 1100 Energy Break - CAMC
Sponsored by: Jazz Air LP

1100 - 1200 CAMC AGM Report and Question Period
Presenter: Robert Donald, Executive Director, CAMC

1015 -1200 WAA Panel: Industry Canada Program/Policy Initiatives

Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB)
- Overview of IRB policy
- Update on enhancements to IRB policy
- Best practices for SMEs

Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI)
Eric Smith, Senior Investment Manager, Industrial Technologies Office
- Presentation on the SADI Program; challenges/opportunities
- Success stories: SMEs and the SADI program

Update on Canada's Joint-Strike Fighter (JSF) Program
Craig Morris, Canadian F-35 Industrial Participation Manager
- History of JSF program in Canada
- Current activity and next steps
- How to get involved

1200 - 1230 Official Forum Closing
Presented by Robert Donald, Executive Director, CAMC

 
 

Career Forum
 
2010 CareerForum-Logo_enThe Career Forum is an annual event that will bring aviation students from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Air Cadets to the Forum venue to interact with industry representatives and delegates, and to visit the corporate exhibits.

This year, the Career Forum will feature two workshops: De-Icing and Composites
In addition, the following presentations will be made to the students:
•    Trends in Enforcement Actions for AMEs and Pilots
•    Airport Security
•    Benefits of Certification and National Occupational Standards

DRAFT AGENDA - Thursday, September 30, 2010

0900 – 0915 Opening & Welcome
Wayne Harvey, Manager, Corporate Membership, CAMC  

0915 – 1030 De-Icing workshop
1045 - 1200
Facilitator: Walter Randa, President, Leading Edge De-icing Specialists Ltd.

0915 - 1030 Composites workshop
1045 – 1200 
Facilitator: Wilson Boynton, President, Advanced Composites Training (ACT)

(40 – 50 students in each group, switch after break)

1030 – 1045 Energy Break
Sponsored by: Conair

1200 – 1300 Lunch & Tour of Exhibit Booths
Sponsored by: Airborne Energy Solutions

1300 – 1400 Panel Presentation for students and delegates:
Trends in Enforcement Actions for AMEs and Pilots
- TC Aviation organization structure (emphasis on Pacific Region)
- What are common violations and enforcement?
- What new regulations are coming in?
- How has enforcement action changed since the introduction of SMS?
- Is there a noticeable change in how enforcement responds to findings from an Assessment or Program Validation Inspection?
- TC challenges: how pilots and AMEs can help

1400 – 1430 Presentation for students: Airport Security
Presented by: Larry Johns, General Manager, Screening Operations, BC & Fort McMurray, Garda Security Screening Inc.
- Changes since 9/11 – how subsequent events have each caused a paradigm shift of some degree
-  Olympic challenges and if they represent a “one-of” event or an expansion for the future 
- Technological advancements in passenger and cargo screening
- Career Opportunities: Airport security in general and/or Preboard Screening Security
-Opportunities within other areas such as Transport Canada, CATSA, Airport Authorities and Contractors to Airport authorities
-  The challenge of balancing the level of security employed against the relinquishing of privacy
-   The importance of anticipation and pro-activity

1430 – 1445 Energy Break

1445 – 1515 Presentation for students: Benefits of Certification and National Occupational Standards
Presented by: Glenn Priestley, Director, Certification and Accreditation, CAMC
- CAMC certifications – focus on Quality Systems Auditor
- Overview of how and why certification work

1530 Students leave for the day


 

Panel Discussions
 
John McKenna Nov.17,09-3_enJohn McKenna: The State of the Canadian Industry – Prognonsis For the Coming Year 

John McKenna has been President and CEO of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) since January 2009. His more than 25 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors includes senior positions in transportation, security and international relations for the Quebec Government. He has also worked in Canada and the US as a foreign representative, a consultant, an investor and manager, and a professor of Management and International Business. He was President and CEO of the Quebec Air Transport Association (AQTA) from 2003 to 2008.

Mr. McKenna holds Masters degrees in Soviet and East European Economic Studies from Carleton University, in Business Administration (MBA) from Sherbrooke University, and in Public Administration (MPA) from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

 

Keynote Presentations
 
trethewayMike Thretheway: Industry Overview

Mike Tretheway is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist with InterVISTAS Consulting Group. InterVISTAS specializes in the transportation and tourism industries, and has grown to a practice of over 85 team members in eight offices around the world. It is jointly owned by the DHV Group of the Netherlands and Washington-DC-based Delcan. 

Dr. Tretheway earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin and served for 14 years in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, where he continues as an Adjunct Professor. Before co-founding InterVISTAS Consulting in 1997, Dr. Tretheway served as Special Advisor to the CEO of the Vancouver International Airport Authority.

 

 
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Click here to download a copy of the Registration Form.  Fax your completed form to 613-727-7018 or email to Sharon Côté

For Sponsorship Information please click here

For information on the pre-Forum Workshops please click here

For information about Accommodations and Travel please click here
THE SHERATON WALL CENTRE HOTEL IS NOW FULL. HOWEVER, ACCOMMODATIONS  CAN BE RESERVED AT THE CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL & SPA (1015 BURRARD ST). PLEASE CALL 1.800.663.1818 TO RESERVE.

For more information please contact:

Sharon Côté
Events Coordinator
613-727-8272 ext. 231
scote@camc.ca

 

 
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2010 Forum & AGM Sponsors
 

CAMC is pleased to have the generous and valued support from the following organizations:

 

 
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International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers 

 

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
 
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Opened in 1994, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel has kept up-to-date technologically and offers great communication amenities to events and guests alike. The hotel is in the heart of Vancouver, surrounded by the boutiques of trendy Robson Street and Yaletown, outdoor markets, clubs, art galleries and theatres, along with an enormous variety of restaurants.

To reserve your accommodations, please call 1-800-663-9255. To receive the special rate of $189 per night, identify yourself as a delegate at the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council Forum. Or, go directly to the hotel reservation page here

Photo courtesy of Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

TRANSPORTATION

We are pleased to advise that Air Canada is the official airline for the CAMC Forum & AGM. To receive a 10% discount for flights to Vancouver using Tango Plus, Latitude, or Executive Class Flexible, please use the following promotion code when booking your flight:

Your promotion code: C46BP4Y1

The travel period begins Wednesday, September 22, 2010 and ends Friday, October 08, 2010

Transportation from Vancouver International Airport to the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel consists of Skytrain, buses, shuttle vans, limos, taxis and commuter trains.

For public transit information please visit http://www.translink.ca/en/Rider-Info/Airport-Access.aspx

 

 

Sponsorship and Exhibit Prospectus now available
 

Add Sponsorship of CAMC’s 19th Forum & AGM to your company’s list of things to do. Sponsorship serves both to increase your organization’s visibility and to demonstrate your support for Canada’s aviation and aerospace industry. Forum sponsors also help to create a more memorable experience for delegates.

Your commitment as a sponsor of the 2010 CAMC Forum & AGM

•    puts your company front and centre with influential aviation and aerospace professionals;
•    creates valuable visibility for your company, product, service or program;
•    provides ideal opportunities for networking with top industry leaders and colleagues
•    and opportunities for feedback on your product or service.

Be a part of the Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia. All Forum sponsorship opportunities are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Call now for the best selection!

To become a sponsor or obtain more information, please contact:

Gail Vent
Director, Membership Services
(613) 727-8272 ext. 231 or 1-800-448-9715
gvent@camc.ca

To view the Sponsorship Kit, please click here

2009 Forum Sponsors

 

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The 2011 Forum & AGM will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Check back here for  updates coming soon.

Speaker presentations & photos for the 2010 Forum & AGM can be found in our Archive section.