WAMEA Summer 2018 Newsletter
The Western AME Association is pleased to announce we have confirmed the date and time of the next symposium and trade-show. You can find us at the Coast Plaza in Calgary on March 20-22, 2019 with the theme "The AME, Guardian of the Vested Interest".
And interests are high. Passenger travel in Alberta is at an all time high, with peak travel season consistently seeing over two million passengers a month and growing. Two new airlines were launched in the province this month while existing airlines are seeing record passenger load, and record profits.
This is consistent with other provincial economic indices. New motor vehicle sales are the highest they have been in years, while receipts from retail trade have never been higher. Meanwhile, despite the slowdown in the oil and gas sector, there has never been more people working in Alberta than there are today. Of particular note is the former Premier of Saskatchewan, who after making a political career out of deriding the policies of Alberta, has quit politics to migrate to Alberta (which has overtaken Saskatchewan as the prairie province with lowest unemployment) to take a position in the private sector.
Welcome to Wild Rose Country, Brad.
Although operators tended to see maintenance as a cost, not a revenue generator, we still promoted the important aspects of our job. Professionalism, skill, and especially keeper of the flying public safety. But now we are looking at maintenance rather than as a financial burden, but as a financial safeguard. With complex and ever changing systems, new technologies, increased demand, combined with the need for streamlined operations and tight margins, a skilled AME is invaluable.
Consequently, investment in AME's is also invaluable. Whether maintaining a fleet or performing third party maintenance, the return on investment in AME training is a safe bet. For this, WAMEA looks forward to working with our friends in industry to find ways to collaborate in initiatives to get more knowledge capital on the market now and in the future.
To get the conversation going, contact WAMEA to inquire about becoming a member or corporate member. Hope to see everyone in the spring, and until then, have a great summer from everyone at WAMEA!


Jarrah Elhalabi
President, WAMEA
Service Difficulty Reports are submitted by Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs), owners, operators and other sources to report problems, defects or occurrences that affect aircraft airworthiness in Canada.
In this article, I will attempt to deal with the age-old question aviation regulatory inspectors frequently hear from industry people. Are they going to get me if…? From the first days, I was employed as a regulatory inspector I’ve had individuals say to me, “I know about some issues but cannot tell you because the department might find out who told you and come after me.”

When I retired from the regulatory work world I wanted to share some of my training, education and experience with my aviation friends and colleagues. Since most of my career had been in larger organizations, another personal goal was to be in business myself rather than being employed by such organizations no matter how good they were. 

Board Member Required
Be a part of the future of WAMEA and help shape the course of the industry!
The WAMEA Board of Directors is looking for one more member to join. A Board position requires attendance at the monthly Board meeting (via teleconference), as well as additional volunteer hours to complete action items from the meetings.

Any member who is interested please contact the office at info@wamea.com.
WAMEA Board Meeting
July 11, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Any member who is interested in joining can request the call-in information by contacting  info@wamea.com or president@wamea.com for more information.
UPDATE 2019 Airworthiness Symposium & Tradeshow
Coast Plaza Hotel
Calgary, AB
March 20 - 22, 2019
Save-the-date or contact WAMEA for more information.
WAMEA is seeking a Freelance Advertising Specialist
WAMEA produces, four times a year, a publication geared for a specific, targeted market. Our goal is to increase participation from industry, and connect advertisers to their intended audiences. Our target clientele would be medium to large business enterprises, recruiters, job seekers, and other industry organizations.

This is a permanent, casual/freelance position with earning potential correlated with sales revenue.

Interested parties should contact info@wamea.com or president@wamea.com
Farnborough International Airshow
Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre
July 16-22, 2018
Being the largest industry event on the aerospace calendar in 2016, the show was also a major opportunity to showcase new aircraft. Alongside the much-anticipated F-35 Lightning II, the show saw debuts from nine new aircraft including Boeing’s 737 MAX, Bombardier’s C Series and aircraft from Embraer, Hondajet, Diamond and Gulfstream.
Mexico Aerospace Summit
 Queretaro's Congress Centre
Queretaro, Mexico
August 16 - 17, 2018
Event Objectives

  • Learn why Mexico's Aerospace Industry has grown from 100 U.S. and European manufacturers in 2004 to over 330 in 2017. 
  • Gain knowledge of the competitive advantages aerospace manufacturers enjoy in Mexico. 
  • Participate in B2B meetings of Mexico's Aerospace Industry.
  • Visit Aerospace Industry manufacturing plants in Queretaro. 
  • Visit the Exhibition of "Made in Mexico" Aerospace Products.
AEA Canada Connect Conference
Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel
Calgary, AB
September 6-7, 2018
The annual AEA Canada Connect Conference is a two-day event that personally connect general aviation industry professionals. Formerly known as the AEA Regional Meetings, the AEA Connect conferences have grown beyond simply receiving regulatory updates and technical training via a classroom-style lecture -- attendees are now more engaged than ever in the educational environment with interactive discussions and analysis. Avionics repair stations, manufacturers, regulators and educators show an increasing desire to come together, network and personally conduct serious business -- they want to connect in person.
2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit
Shaw Centre
Ottawa, ON
November 13-14, 2018
The 2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit offers you privileged access to the Canadian aerospace industry. On November 13-14, come join over 1,200 participants – primarily C-suite executives and government officials – to network, do business, and learn about the latest industry trends.
ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference & Tradeshow
Westin Bayshore Hotel
Vancouver, BC
November 13-15, 2018
The Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow has been the national gathering for operators, suppliers to the industry, and government stakeholders involved in commercial aviation and flight training in Canada for over 80 years!
March 2018
  • None
April 2018
  • A company permitted a person to perform maintenance on the air operator’s aircraft when they did not hold an approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate issued pursuant to section 573.02 with a rating in a category applicable to the maintenance to be performed Penalty: $3750
  • A company failed to ensure that the person responsible for maintenance performed the duties referred to in subsections 573.04(2) Penalty: $3750
  • A person signed a maintenance release in respect of maintenance performed on a transport category aeroplane or a turbine-powered helicopter, without successfully completing an approved course applicable to the type of aircraft on which the maintenance was performed, in accordance with Appendix M of Chapter 571 of the Airworthiness Manual Penalty: $1000
  • A person performed maintenance or elementary work on an aeronautical product without using the most recent methods, techniques, practices, parts, materials, tools, equipment and test apparatuses in accordance with recognized industry practices at the time the maintenance or elementary work was performed Penalty: License Cancelled
  • Another person performed maintenance or elementary work on an aeronautical product without using the most recent methods, techniques, practices, parts, materials, tools, equipment and test apparatuses in accordance with recognized industry practices at the time the maintenance or elementary work was performed Penalty: $750
  • A person performed maintenance or elementary work on an aeronautical product without using the most recent methods, techniques, practices, parts, materials, tools, equipment and test apparatuses equivalent to those specified by the manufacturer of that aeronautical product in the most recent maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness. Penalty: $1000
  • A person made or caused to be made two false entries in a record required to be kept with intent to mislead Penalty: License Cancelled
May 2018
  • A pilot failed to enter in the journey log of the aircraft, the particulars of a defect in any part of the aircraft equipment, as soon as practicable after it is discovered but before the next flight. Penalty: $750
  • A person signed a maintenance release required pursuant to section 605.85 without complying with the standards of airworthiness applicable to the maintenance performed and stated in Chapter 571 of the Airworthiness Manual. Penalty: $1000

Air Tindi
Air Tindi Ltd. offers competitive wages and a full benefits package as well as a Northern Living Allowance and various company discounts. Priority will be given to applicants residing in the North.

For more information on these positions please visit our website at www.airtindi.com/join-team.
Applications can be emailed directly to humanres@airtindi.com
We thank all interested applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Located in Yellowknife, NT on a Monday to Friday basis, the Quality Assurance Technician will assist with the oversight and review of the Air Tindi Ltd., Maintenance department regulatory and internal policy requirements.  
Located in Yellowknife, NT on a Monday to Friday basis and reporting to the Director of Maintenance, the QA Manager is responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulatory standards and requirements within the Maintenance department. 
Air Georgian is Hiring!
Air Georgian is a proud member of the Air Canada Express family, operating 62,000 regional flights per year on behalf of Air Canada through a capacity purchase agreement. With bases in Calgary and Toronto, we carry over 1.5 million passengers a year to 31 regional domestic and transborder destinations.  

The Maintenance team plays an essential part in our commitment to provide superior service. Air Georgian offers you maximum exposure to real-world experience and problem-solving opportunities. 

Interested candidates can apply online through their careers page.
Jazz Aviation LP, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
If you are an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) and value an organization that promotes safety as well as quality work life balance, then the Jazz hangar could be a great place to work for you! Jazz operates approximately 700 flights every day across Canada and into the United States. We carry 10 million passengers a year on our fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier CRJ, Q400 and Dash 8 aircraft. Jazz truly is Canada’s airline! We operate more flights to more Canadian destinations than any other carrier and have five locations: Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
Avmax Group Inc. AME Opportunities
Avmax Group Inc. is dedicated to and prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all of our employees. Avmax Group Inc. has specific policies in place to prevent discrimination in our hiring practices on the basis of the protected grounds dictated by Canadian legislation. We, therefore, encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

In order to be in compliance with the law, employees must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Current employment opportunities include:
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To inquire, contact sales@avmax.com or phone 403-291-2464
Check your equipment!
Transport Canada requires the following equipment be tested on a regular basis.

Is your aircraft up to date?

Considering upgrading to an ADS-B system or 406 MHz ELT?
There’s a new avionics provider serving the Ottawa area!
Utilizing the latest calibrated and certified test equipment and facilities, we have the capability to test Mode-S
transponders, 406MHz ELT’s, and coming soon, ADS-B transceivers.

For more information, contact Jarrah (licensed AME-E, AMO rated) via: 8941939canada@gmail.com
8941939 Canada Corp.
Avionics Solutions
Jarrah Elhalabi
Phone: 613-698-0737
Twitter: @OAvionics
Accumark Airspray
Travis Karle
Phone: 306-862-5235
Cell: 306-276-6840
Accumark Airspray Maintenance
Rod Fisher
Box 471 Debden, SK
Phone: 306-724-7075
Cell: 306-724-0035
AvWorks Aerospace Inc.
Mark Fawcett
Director of Business Development
Phone: 403-404-9024
Cell: 403-286-0480
Hillman Air Ltd.
Gary Hillman
Box 590
Penhold, AB T0M 1R0
Phone: 403-868-4187
Fax: 403-886-5682
Plane Talk Consulting
Roger Beebe
194 Sunrise Circle SW Unit 301
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4P4
Phone: 403-525-9753
Cell: 204-583-6216
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You can now advertise in the WAMEA Quarterly distributed to over 200 members and industry leaders, put your business on the map and partner with us in helping to improve the industry.

Do you have an employment opportunity that needs to be filled? Get the word out by posting your ad in our classifieds to active participants in your industry who have the skills and experience your business needs to succeed.

Contact the WAMEA Office for more information or send your ad to info@wamea.com today!
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  5. Check the box beside 'Display my Profile in the WAMEA Member Directory'
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