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HAC Membership and Associate Renewals Are Due September 1, 2014 for Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 2015.

HAC Application Categories Have Changed

Please View the Changes to Determine the Applicable Application Form





HAC Welcomes New Members


New HAC Associates:


Arrow Leasing
Quebec, QC


AVJET Holdings Inc.
Drummonville, QC


Consolidated Turbine Specialists LLC
Bristow, OK


Gowlings Lafleur Henderson LLP
Ottawa, ON


iService Center
St. Hubert, QC


Night Flight Concepts, Inc.
Bedford, TX


Rotor Maxx Supply Ltd.
Parksville, BC


Valard Construction LP
Edmonton, AB



New Operator Members:


Access Helicopters Ltd.
Red Deer, AB


Chartright Air Group
Mississauga, ON


Climb Helicopters Ltd.
Fort St John. BC


Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Sarnia, ON


Helico Pro

St-Mathieu de Beloeil, QC


Heli-Inter Inc.
St. Hubert, QC


Synergy Aviation Ltd.
Sexsmith, AB



New Individual Members:


Michael Martin
Cumberland. ON




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HAC Committee Meetings Scheduled - All HAC Operator Members and Associates Welcome to Attend



MARCH 26 Vancouver, BC

0900 - 1500 Pacific time

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (900 Canada Place, Vancouver) Princess Louisa Room


The Safety Committee has an ambitious draft plan to move the interests of safety in helicopters forward, and we welcome participation from all Operators and Associates.


Meeting Agenda Here.


Safety Committee Chair, Corey Taylor, Great Slave Helicopters Ltd.





Standby for details coming very soon.


Gas & Oil Committee Chair, Marc Schoenrank, Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd.



ALERT — R44 Main Rotor Blades

March 20, 2015

Transport Canada has alerted HAC to a potential concern relating to certain R44 main rotor blades, arising as a result of an accident recently in New Zealand on February 19 2015. Transport Canada is currently discussing this issue with the FAA regarding appropriate corrective action however, in the meantime operators with affected blades are encouraged to carry out the actions in the attached Robinson Safety Alert.



TSB Places Emphasis on Investigating Fatigue

March 20, 2015

The TSB has recently published the following article relating to the emphasis that they place on investigating fatigue in the transportation industry, and the importance of well-rested crews.

HAC has pointed out to Transport Canada, that while the TSB investigates fatigue-related causal factors, they have never identified any fatigue-related deficiencies in the existing CARs in any Recommendations emanating from the TSB.

HAC and other like-minded associations from across Canada are opposing amendments to the regulations on this subject tabled by Transport Canada in the form of a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) on September 15 2014.



Static Display in Vancouver!

March 20, 2015

In response to interest that has been expressed by the OEMs in the past, HAC is moving forward with plans to have Static Display of aircraft on the Vancouver Convention Centre's West Terrace. There has been an expression of interest from Associates and Operators in displaying aircraft. HAC is working with Transport Canada and local authorities to finalize the details of the fly-in-fly-out event.

The cost of placing an aircraft on the terrace will range from $2500 to $8000, depending on the size of the aircraft and the space required. Current HAC Operator-members and Associates will receive a significant discount on space. Please contact if you have an interest in displaying an aircraft.

More details will be available shortly in the form of an HAC Bulletin to all Operators and Associates.



March 20, 2015

HAC was present at HAI as an exhibitor to promote our Vancouver Convention, and we were warmly welcomed at the booth by many. Thank-you to those that took a few minutes to stop by and chat!

Many of HAC's past (and future) exhibitors are present at HAI. After-all, we have the world's second largest fleet of civil helicopters!

Strong interest in our 20th Annual Convention and Trade Show (November 13-15 2015) in Vancouver was expressed by many of HAI's exhibiting companies. We are anticipating our largest-ever trade show, and our Exhibitor's Application and a Floor Plan are now available on the HAC site at



Spring Reception — AND CASO Course in Yellowknife on April 26, 2015

March 20, 2015

This year's Spring Reception is being held just prior to the Northern Air Transport Association's Convention — Check out the reduced-rate airfares being offered by Air North, Canadian North, and First Air. At these rates, you'll want to bring the family, too! Members, Non-Members, Associates — all welcome!

Travel and Accommodation Discounts to attend:


Applications for Trade Show Exhibit Space NOW BEING ACCEPTED for HAC's 20th Annual Trade Show November 13-15 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre

March 20, 2015

Check out the Floor Plan!

Get your applications in to HAC ASAP!

The Convention Page is now LIVE!


HAC, ATAC, CBAA, NACC and NATA Deliver the Latest Volley on Flight & Duty Time

February 19, 2015



CASO Course Offered in Yellowknife April 26, the Day of the HAC Spring Reception

February 19, 2015



Operators Eligible for Canada Job Grant

February 19, 2015



Get Some Great Discounted Training for Staff and Support Your Association — All at the Same Time...

February 19, 2015



HAC Spinning-Up the Program for the Association's 20th Annual Convention and Tradeshow — November 13-15 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

February 19, 2015



HAC and HELI-EXPO — Why is Delegate Pricing So Different?

February 19, 2015


Alert to Aircraft Transiting North Western BC Below 12,000 Feet

Link to file


HAC Members Make Their Views Known on Low Flying Permits

Read the submission.


HAC Group Insurance Plan Now Able to Offer Optional Loss of License Coverage

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HAC's Template Offers of Employment Generating a Buzz




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