HAC Membership and Associate Renewals Are Due September 1, 2014 for Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 2015.
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HAC Welcomes New Members
New HAC Associates:
Advanced Composite Structures Inc.
AH Structural Composites Ltd.
Global Aviation Helicopters LLC
Spider Tracks Limited
New Operator Members:
Helicopters Canada/1378770 Ontario Inc.
North Bay, ON
Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc.
Provincial Helicopters Ltd.
New Individual Members:
Paul F. Whitten Sr.
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Alert to Aircraft Transiting North Western BC Below 12,000 Feet
Charm School for Helicopter Pilots
Do you have some crew members that have "Hands and Feet", but seem to be constantly causing friction with your customers? Do some of your pilots lack diplomacy or tact? Do ALL of your pilots lack diplomacy or tact? This year at the HAC Convention in Montreal, the association will be offering Charm School for Helicopter Pilots.
This half-day workshop will provide pilots will some of the essential interpersonal skills to tactfully manage their way through difficult real-life operational circumstances, and will include participation from customer groups who will help identify some of the most common "sore points".
We can't promise that we will take all the hard edges off, but let's think of them as works-in-progress…
Watch for the HAC web site for more Convention Program details as they become available.
HAC Members Make Their Views Known on Low Flying Permits
HAC recently formed-up a working group of nine operators to comment on the content of a DRAFT National AC and companion Staff Instruction (SI). The association consolidated comments raised by a Working Group of operator-members in a submission to Transport Canada on this subject.
Airbus Hosting First International Symposium on Rotary Wing Operations in a Hydro Environment
The symposium is open to Hydro Agencies, Operators, Safety Advisors, Trade Associations, Hydro Procurement Officers and End Users. For additional information please contact: Nitin Sareen, Marketing Manager for Airbus Helicopters Canada at 905-994-2948 or by email at Nitin.Sareen@Airbus.com.
AGAR-STRINGER Award Nominations NOW Open
Are you aware of someone who has made an exceptional contribution to our industry? They may be deserving of our AGAR-STRINGER Award. Nominations must be received by August 31 2014. Award recipients are recognized at our Annual Luncheon, scheduled to take place on November 8 in Montreal, Quebec.
HAC Convention Sponsorship Opportunities (November 7-9 2014) — Options for Every Budget
HAC has rolled-out its most extensive Convention Sponsorship Program, ever, in preparation for this November's Convention in Montreal. Don't miss out on some extended exposure for your company! Montreal is not-to-be-missed!
Small Operators SAVE BIG at the Montreal November 7-9 2014 Convention
Operators with three or fewer aircraft save $100 on our already-low Early-Bird Convention rate – but you must renew your HAC Membership or become an HAC member AND register for the Convention by August 31 2014 to take advantage of this offer - $295. It doesn't get any better…
New to HAC? NEW Operator-members with three or fewer aircraft, save even bigger...
HAC Group Insurance Plan Now Able to Offer Optional Loss of License Coverage
We are pleased to announce that HAC's Group Plan with AON Hewitt, is now able to accommodate Pilot's Loss of License insurance quotes through Hunter McCorquodale.
HAC makes a second submission on Aerodromes
HAC's Template Offers of Employment Generating a Buzz
HAC has recently developed Template Offers of Employment for Permanent Full-Time Employees; Fixed-Term Full-Time Employees; Contract Employees; and a Template Averaging Agreement. The Agreements were developed by a team of volunteer operator-members and with the support of the Ottawa-based employment law firm of Emond Harnden – for the exclusive use of HAC members. The agreements are an effort to help members to avoid running afoul of Labour Canada Hours of Work regulations, and to help establish standardized contractual terms.
These agreements have generated considerable interest from members as many operators move to customize and implement these sample documents. These agreements can be found below, and are available exclusively to members through the HAC office in Word format.
Employment Agreement - Indefinite Hire
Employment Agreement - Fixed Term
Independent Contractor Agreement