BC Aviation Council Airport’s Spring Conference

Mar 22, 2016

For Immediate Release


March 22, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) From Anahim Lake to Abbotsford, from Cranbrook to Campbell River, British Columbia is home to 39 certified airports, a testament to the importance of the aviation industry to the health of this province.

More than 100 senior airport, airline, aviation authority, government and related business executives will gather in Nanaimo from April 25-27 for the annual event. The theme for the three days of meetings, workshops and networking is Shaping Our Future.

“It’s important to provide opportunities for airports and related service providers to discuss current issues and build on business relationships,” says Candace McKibbon, the B.C. Aviation Council’s Executive Director.

“Industry leaders will share their innovations, knowledge and insights—all focused on advancing B.C.’s aviation sector.”

Just some of the focus areas will be:

* Maximizing revenues and funding

* Meeting increased demands for security and training

* Planning and regulatory compliance

As in previous years, speakers will share best practices and discuss holistic strategies for dealing with these topics.

Where: Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo

When: April 25 – 27, 2016

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About the British Columbia Aviation Council

The British Columbia Aviation Council, established in 1938, is a member‐driven organization that represents and promotes the shared interests of the aviation community which supports B.C. area residents in their everyday lives by attracting investment and enabling our resource-, tourism- and knowledge-based industries to thrive. It is a charitable society established under the Society Act and annually awards nearly $20,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in aviation and aerospace.

Our vision is an aviation and aerospace industry that is visible, connected, and thriving.


Media Contact:

Candace McKibbon

Executive Director, BC Aviation Council



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Fact Sheet:

Certified Airports in B.C.

The following is an alphabetical list of all certified airports in B.C.:

* Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)

* Anahim Lake Airport (YAA)

* Bella Bella, Campbell Island (CBBC)

* Bella Coola Airport (YBD)

* Campbell River Airport (YBL)

* Castlegar, West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG)

* Chilliwack Municipal Airport (YCW)

* Comox Valley Airport (YQQ)

* Cranbrook, Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)

* Dawson Creek Regional Airport (YDQ)

* Delta, Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB)

* Fort Nelson, Northern Rockies Regional Airport (YYE)

* Fort St John, North Peace Regional Airport (YXJ)

* Grand Forks Airport (CZGF)

* Kamloops Airport (YKA)

* Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

* Langley Regional Airport (YNJ)

* Mackenzie Airport (YZY)

* Masset Municipal Airport (ZMT)

* Nanaimo Airport (YCD)

* Penticton Regional Airport (YYF)

* Pitt Meadows Airport (YPK)

* Port Hardy Airport (YZT)

* Powell River Airport (YPW)

* Prince George Airport (YXS)

* Prince Rupert Airport (YPR)

* Qualicum Beach Airport (XQU, CAT4)

* Quesnel Regional Airport (YQZ)

* Salmon Arm, Shuswap Regional Airport (CZAM)

* Sandspit Airport (YZP)

* Smithers Regional Airport (YYD)

* Terrace-Kitimat, Northwest Regional Airport (YXT)

* Texada / Gillies Bay Airport (YGB)

* Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ)

* Trail Regional Airport (CAD4)(CYZZ)

* Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

* Vernon Regional Airport (YVK)

* Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

* Williams Lake Regional Airport (YWL)


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