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BCAC Five Year Strategic Plan
It is our pleasure to introduce the BCAC Strategic Plan for 2013-2017. Aviation is critical to enabling and growing the BC economy. The aviation sector supports British Columbians in their everyday lives. It is the job of the BCAC, in partnership with members, stakeholders, and our community, to positively influence the well-being of British Columbia’s aviation sector. It is only by innovating and finding new ways to work together will we see a visible, connected, and thriving aviation and aerospace industry in BC.
This Strategic Plan is a high-level overview of how we will focus the efforts of BCAC over the next five years to achieve this vision.
The BCAC welcome individuals and organizations, including aviation executives, pilots, airport managers, suppliers to the industry, aviation enthusiasts, and students.
A Great Event in Prince George — Eyes on the North
BC Aviation Council took the BC Airports Workshop to Prince George.
With imminent growth in the North, BCAC decided to hold the Airports Workshop in Prince George, and showcase this beautiful airport by including an evening networking event and open house at the venue. Workshop topics of discussion included Safety Management Systems, Leasing, Security, and the Economic Impact and Implications our BC airports are currently experiencing.
A common theme of discussion was collaboration and often smaller airports lack the infrastructure and personnel to accomplish some of the requirements. An example of sharing of information has been accomplished by Terrace and Smithers Airports working together to audit each other and it is hoped other airports will do the same.
There was much to learn as evidenced when listening to keynote speaker, Scott Clements (CEO Ft. McMurray Airport) share his airports experiences in rapid growth. The take away from this is the need to share experiences and look beyond the short term vision to build for the future.
The two day event was attended by over 80 industry professionals including airports, government, economic development, air operators and consultants to the aviation industry.
Media were invited to interview Scott Clements and BCAC Chairman, Mark Duncan and local coverage can be viewed at please click here to see
BC Aviation Council awards a number of scholarships each year and grows its endowment fund at events such as this by door prize draws. Because of the draw prize donations received from Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, and Hatch Mott MacDonald for the event, $700 will be added to that fund.
We wish to thank all of the sponsors who generously supported the event:
Wednesday ‘Mixer’ — Vantage Airport Group, and Blake Productions, Paxton Shuttle Service, YXS Prince George Airport
Platinum — Nav Canada
Gold — G4S Secure Solutions (Canada), and SNC-Lavalin
Silver — Hatch Mott MacDonald, Tetra Tech EBA, Tradewind Scientific
Bronze — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, Commissionaires BC, Northern Thunderbird Air, Northwest Regional AP Terrace-Kitimat, PetroValue, Team Eagle, and Travel Northern BC
Others — Central Mountain Air, Tourism Prince George, and Westholme Graphics
BC Aviation Council is very proud to call the Prince George meeting a success and looks forward to our next event(s) on 24 April which includes a Media Workshop, Lunch with Keynote Speaker, and AGM, at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond. More details and registration process will be posted in the coming weeks.
BC Aviation Council’s vision is “An Aviation and Aerospace Community that is Visible, Connected, and Thriving”.
Anderson Family Scholarship–Nominations Now Accepted
The John Anderson family of North Vancouver BC has agreed with the BCAC to fund a $5,000 scholarship, awarded in June each year to a young aspiring pilot. This Award, called the “Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship”, will be administered by the BCAC. Don’t miss the submission deadline of March 31. Further information and nomination forms available.