October News & Updates
Daniel-Robert Gooch
Outreach to Parliamentarians

The Canadian Airports Council has been busy consulting with parliamentarians on the upcoming 2017 federal budget and CAC's top advocacy files. This includes an appearance on September 29th at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. We briefly outlined key priorities for Canada's airports, including comprehensive reforms to security screening, capital funding for small airport infrastructure, reforms to ACAP and airport rent.

We also appeared before the Liberal Aerospace Caucus on October 6th, along with  Mark Laroche, president and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority and Doug Newson, chair of the Small Airports Caucus, and president and CEO of the Charlottetown Airport. 
 
We gave a presentation on Canada's airports, their economic contribution, and how to strengthen them. T he presentation spurred a lot of questions and debate on ways to improve the facilitation of passengers and goods, lower the cost of air travel, empower airports to grow their non-aeronautical revenues, and enable small airports to make necessary safety-related investments. 

On December 8th, the CAC and the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) will take part in a panel at the Economic Club in Ottawa. The discussion will focus on common advocacy priorities, and the economic contribution of aviation in local communities and across the country. The CGCC is comprised of the Presidents and CEOs of the seven largest urban region Chambers of Commerce/Boards of Trade in Canada.
 
We will also be inviting all parliamentarians at a joint holiday reception with the National Airlines Council of Canada  at the Museum of History on December 7th.
 
Daniel-Robert Gooch
President, CAC

 
Did You Know?

The air transport industry contributes over $35 billion to Canada in GDP.

Our airports support over 140,000 direct Canadian jobs.
CAC seeking a Manger of Aviation Safety and Environmental Affairs
 
The CAC is recruiting a manager of aviation safety and environmental affairs. The individual will work closely with Wayne Harvey, vice president of operational, technical and regulatory affairs. The individual will be responsible for the Environment Committee and its Aircraft Noise Working Group, the ACI-NA Environmental Affairs Committee, Canadian Aviation Safety Week, the Airport Link and the Canadian Airports National Safety Audit Program. The CAC anticipates posting an ad in November. In the meantime, feel free to send your cover letter and resume to Executive Assistant Holly Christian.
 
 
Calgary International Airport Gets a New Name
 

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced the renaming of the Calgary International Airport to YYC Calgary International Airport on October 6th. 

 

Airport CEO and President Garth Atkinson stated that there was tremendous positive reaction from the community when it was branded YYC in 2008. YYC is a key economic driver in Calgary and Alberta, generating more than $8 billion in economic activity annually. 

Doug Newson, CEO and President of Charlottetown Airport
Traffic Soars at Charlottetown Airport 
 

The Charlottetown Airport saw a 10 per cent increase in passengers between June and September this year over the same time period in 2015. Traffic in August reached a record-breaking 52,000 passengers, the best month in the history of the airport authority. Doug Newson, president and CEO of the airport, is expecting another good year for the airport in 2017. 

 

"Our airline partners are planning now for summer 2017 and these results  certainly bode well for potential future increases in seat capacity," said Newson. 

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Airport News
 
Worldwide Passenger Traffic to Double to Over 14 Billion by 2029                  
 
Airports Council International has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) 2016-2040. Global traffic has surpassed the 7 billion passenger mark in 2015, and is expected to double by 2029 based on a projected growth rate of 5.2% per annum.

"Air transport forecasts are a crucial element in airport planning and for the determination of future capacity requirements," said Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI World. "Because infrastructure projects are costly and often disruptive, a data-driven understanding of future demand such as the expected number of aircraft movements, passenger traffic throughput and air cargo volumes gives airport planners and investors the necessary information for effective decision making."

 
Canadian Airports Awarded Carbon Accreditation
 
Three Canadian airports received Carbon Accreditation by Airports Council International in September.The Vancouver International Airport was awarded Level 2, T oronto Pearson was awarded Level 3, and Moncton received Level 1. Winnipeg, Victoria and ADM also have previously received accreditation. number of other Canadian airports are in the process of receiving this certification. Airport Carbon Accreditation is the only institutionally-endorsed, carbon management certification standard for airports. The four levels are: Level 1: Mapping; Level 2: Reduction; Level 3: Optimisation; and Level 4: Neutrality.
  

Greater Sudbury Airport Gets a New CEO

Todd Tripp has been appointed CEO of the Greater Sudbury Airport. Tripp has more than 35 years of experience in airline and airport management in operations, strategic planning, labour relations and infrastructure development. Tripp brings aviation experience with Air Canada and Toronto Pearson International Airport.        
 
 
Ottawa International Airport Authority enters into an agreement with Uber Canada

With the City of Ottawa's new regulations that permit the operation of private transportation companies like Uber, the Ottawa International Airport Authority has entered into an agreement with Uber Canada to provide pick-up and drop-off services at the airport.

"This move is in response to customer demand," said Mark Laroche, Airport Authority President and CEO. "Like other international airports in North America, we offer multiple transportation options for our customers to get to and from the airport, including taxi, personal vehicles with on-site parking, private shuttles and public transportation."

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