Aviation Alberta is an independent, non-profit aviation and aerospace organization that represents
its members' interests to government and industry. It was formed in January 2004, as the amalgamation
of four associations and a technology sector. Our vision is to be a catalyst for industry growth and
the recognized voice of all aviation interests in Alberta.
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is the
national trade organization of Canada's aerospace
manufacturing and service sector. Its goal is to enhance the
competitiveness of the Canadian aerospace industry through
cooperative efforts among AIAC member companies, and direct
contact with governments. AIAC represents the interests of over
400 large and small Canadian enterprises that generate more than
85,000 high technology jobs, with sales reaching more than
$22 billion in 2002.
Serving the aviation industry since 1975, the Association québécoise
des transporteurs aériens (AQTA) includes most aircraft, helicopter and
seaplane operators, as well as companies supplying aviation-related products
and services in Quebec. The goal of this non-profit organization is to study, promote,
protect, develop and represent the economic, social and professional interests
of its members in dealing with governments, boards, commissions, governing bodies
and other public authorities. The Association promotes good relations and mutual
cooperation among its members through meetings, workshops, its annual meeting,
and various means of communication. It also endeavours to increase public interest
in air transportation and to promote the advantages of using this means of transportation.
ATAC is the national service organization for Canada's
commercial air transport industry, representing approximately 300
commercial carriers and suppliers. ATAC members account for more
than 95 percent of commercial air transport revenues in
Formed in 1938, the British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC)
provides a voice for aviators and the public they serve and
promotes aviation development in the province. With over 260 members, BCAC has
established a broad-based organization representing individuals,
municipalities, associations and corporations to encourage growth
and change in the field.
The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) is the Canadian trade association for Canada's airports. Formed in 1991, as the devolution of airports to local control was beginning under Canada's National Airports Policy, the CAC has 45 members that include more than 150 airports. These include all of Canada's National Airports System airports and other commercial airports in every province and territory.
The Canadian Aviation Regulations Advisory Council (CARAC) is a
joint undertaking of Transport Canada and the aviation community,
representing operators, manufacturers and professional
associations. Its objective is to assess and recommend potential
regulatory changes through collaboration between the government
The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) represents the
interests of business aircraft operators in Canada. Its objective
is to enhance the understanding and value of business aviation in
Canada and represent its members in areas such as airport
operations, air traffic services and charges, aviation
regulations and international operations.
The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) is dedicated to
defending the freedom of Canadian airspace and removing barriers
to the growth of aviation in Canada. Founded in 1952, COPA works
to raise awareness of important issues facing the flying
community, promotes air safety through education and works to
lower the cost of flying.
The Manitoba Aviation Council (MAC) supports and promote aviation
related activities within the province. The MAC promotes the
development and advancement of aviation in Manitoba, encourages
education and training in aviation, and represents Manitoba's
aviation-related interests at all government and industry
In September 2008, Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet founded the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC). As a trade association representing Canada's largest passenger air carriers, the NACC advocates for safe, sustainable and competitive air travel by promoting the development of sound public policy and engaging with government and industry stakeholders on issues that affect our members.
The Northern Air Transport Association (NATA) represents 33
member airlines that make their home base north of 60.
The Saskatchewan Aviation Council (SAC) represents the
province's aviation interests and promotes Saskatchewan's