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The Airports in Canada issue of AviNation is CAMC’s tribute to the airports segment of the aviation and aerospace industry in Canada. CAMC is actively engaging with new segments of the industry, responding to a request from HRSDC to assist with human-resource strategy for additional segments of the aviation and aerospace sector, thus widening the scope of CAMC’s projects. CAMC’s latest completed project, undertaken in partnership with the Canadian Airports Council, was to conduct a study of the occupations represented at Canadian airports as the first step in a detailed analysis of airport occupations. David Berrington of InterVISTAS Consulting Group presents a detailed summary of the project’s findings beginning on page 8. You will find the report posted on CAMC’s web site at www.camc.ca. CAMC’s work is ongoing and cumulative, and the Council considers it important that its members be aware of the work that is being done. To that end, information is published in AviNation on the CAMC Membership Notes section (pages 5 to 7). CAMC is actively engaged in gathering data about industry from industry sources. You can provide valuable data in three ways: 1) submit company data to CAMC’s Labour Market Information System (LMIS) (page 5); 2) participate in CAMC’s corporate surveys about humanresource issues in the aviation and aerospace industry (page 6) ; and 3) participate in one of CAMC’s industry-information meetings (when confirmed, meeting dates and details are listed in the eBulletin and posted on the CAMC industryevents page at www.camc.ca/en.117). Feature articles in the Airports in Canada issue focus on both the fascinating history of Canadian airports, and current news and information about them. How different they are now from the original aerodromes of a century ago! Peter Pigott traces the history of airports, focusing in particular on Vancouver International Airport (page 24), and MWO Normand Marion describes the history of the RCAF at Borden, Canada’s first training centre for air force pilots (page 20). Bill Zuk delves into more modern issues with his account of Thompson Airport’s diversification to become a cold-weather testing site (page 16), the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) describes its mandate (page 14), and Roger Beebe champions the cause of protecting Canada’s small airports (page 13). As always, we are pleased to publish corporate profiles of CAMC corporate members. You will find a profile of West Wind Aviation on page 29. If you would like your company to be featured in this way, please contact the editor. And last (but never least), CAMC’s 19th annual Forum & AGM will take place at an earlier date this year, September 29 to October 1, 2010 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia — this year with a partner in the Western Aerospace Alliance (WAA). Read about the Forum’s exciting offerings on page 32.
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