LAST CHANCE! Conference $229 hotel room rate expires Wednesday, April 13th.
If you're planning on joining us for the May Conference 2022 "Beyond COVID: A Focus on Sustainability, Technology and Opportunities" (May 15th-17th, 2022), please reserve your hotel room today to ensure the best room rate and availability. Rates are rapidly increasing in Victoria as tourism continues to recover. Receive a free hospitality dog if you book today*!
We are very pleased to be holding our May Conference at the amazing Inn at Laurel Point. Stewardship has been a core value at the Inn for over a decade, especially when it comes to climate. The Inn has been carbon neutral since 2009. Part of this commitment is to not only to minimize their impact on the environment, but to also work towards restoring a climate balance that brings positive change.
Questions or difficulties? Contact Dave Frank, Executive Director, BCAC at 604-644-6426 or email Dave@bcaviationcouncil.org. Our thanks to the people that let us know the evening of the 17th was already sold out. More rooms were allocated.
(*Just kidding about the dog.)
Has COVID Had a Negative Impact on Your Business?
Of course it has! The last two years have seen an unprecedented drop in commercial passenger air travel, domestic and especially international. This has impacted nearly every aspect of aviation and aerospace and we are not completely out of the woods yet.
However, there are positive signs so it is time to start moving forward again. Join us at our May 2022 Conference "A Focus on Sustainability, Technology and Opportunities" May 15th-17th, 2022, at the beautiful Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, BC. Reconnect with other members of the aviation and aerospace community, listen to industry leaders, panelists and experts discuss strategies and explore issues that will seriously impact the rebuilding the aviation and aerospace in a safe, profitable, and environmentally sound fashion.
Note that initial registration has been very strong. The conference is already approaching half-way to its maximum of 138 delegates with YXT and Paladin Security leading the way with five delegates each!
Questions or difficulties? Contact Dave Frank, Executive Director, BCAC at 604-644-6426 or email Dave@bcaviationcouncil.org so they can be addressed.
Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!
A wide-range of sponsorship opportunities are still available for the May Conference 2022 "Beyond COVID: A Focus on Sustainability, Technology and Opportunity" in Victoria. This includes, for the first time, the ability to setup your vertical banner in the main presentation room for a $125 contribution. This draws on a past BCAC tradition of producing vinyl signs and mounting them high on the conference walls at all hours of the evening!
Don’t have a vertical banner? Westholme Graphics, with their focus on aviation graphics and printing, is offering top quality vertical banners (including graphic design and delivery to the conference) for $435. Check out our two-page Sponsorship Opportunities menu!
There will be a 50/50 lottery, travel raffle and online auction in support of the BCAC Aviation and Aerospace Scholarship Program which is the Canada's largest. Donations for the online auction are required.
Our thanks to our early sponsors YYJ, YCD, YQQ, Helijet, Air Canada, Sheriton Wall Centre Hotels and West Coast Helicopters with many more in the works.
Interested? Contact Dave Frank, Executive Director, BC Aviation Council 604-644-6426 or email Dave@bcaviationcouncil.org.
BCIT Airport Operations Student Workplace Practicum, Spring 2022
We are excited to share with you the opportunity to host an Airport Operations student in your aviation workplace. The BCIT Airport Operations students are ready to share what they have learned over the past 29 weeks and are available immediately to join your team.
As part of the workplace education course, the students must complete 90 hours of aviation workplace experience. This is a non-paid practicum. The workplace experience may lead to an opportunity to hire the student for the summer if employment is available. After the summer break, students return to BCIT for year 2 of the program and a fall practicum which is set to run Nov 21 to Dec 23 (150 hours).
Our students are excited to meet you and your teams and show you what they have learned in Term 1 and 2. They have taken courses related to technical writing, aerodrome standards and recommended practices (TP312), risk assessment, wildlife management, finance, marketing, security operations, airfield design, human factors, basic ground operations, environmental management systems (which includes understanding the process involved with Environment Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Systems).
If you have a task or project that is a good fit for a student then please send me a short description of the project or activity you would like to have student(s) work on. I will share with the students and they will send you a cover letter and resume for review. Often employers like to meet the students either in person or via Zoom/MS Teams to get to know them and that is a great first step.
I hope you will consider hosting a student in 2022 as this is such a pivotal part of their applied education and learning. If you have any questions, please contact me and we can get the workplace education journey off the ground.
My thanks to the BC Aviation Council for once again hosting three BCIT students.
Wishing you good health and fast industry recovery.
Cheryl Cahill, MAS
Department Head, Aviation Operations Program
BCIT - Aerospace Technology Campus
T: 604 419 3736 C: 778 928 2437 E: email@example.com
EVENT: YVR's 2022-2024 Strategic Plan
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:30 AM, PDT
Where: Delta Hotel Vancouver Downtown - 550 W Hastings Street
The pandemic had an unprecedented impact on aviation. While 2019 was YVR’s busiest year on record, in 2020 and 2021 the Airport Authority experienced the lowest levels of passenger traffic since its inception. At the same time, the airport provided a critical community lifeline supporting the flow of vaccines and air cargo during the pandemic, while also enabling supply chain continuity during the flooding that devastated all of BC’s land-based transportation infrastructure in late 2022.
This in-person breakfast session will focus on YVR’s 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, which sets out the Airport Authority’s path to resilience and recovery. The plan includes renewed emphasis on “strengthening the core”, including asset management, infrastructure optimization and climate change adaptation. The plan’s “revenue sustainability” and “gateway to the new economy” drivers necessitate new ways of thinking about the airport’s role in serving the community and the economy it supports, including the vital role of air cargo, future use of airport land assets and YVR’s ongoing transition to a multi-modal hub. Combined with the Airport Authority’s climate and reconciliation commitments, the plan builds on the potential of technology and innovation and the benefits to be realized from a digital twin, artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.
We're excited to be able to see everyone in-person again. Register today!
Meet our panelists:
Peta Wolmarans, Director-Planning, YVR
Peta is a professional planner and champion of data-driven decision-making. She holds a Masters degree from the University of Cape Town. She has worked at YVR since 2018, as the Airport Authority has navigated through both the busiest and quietest traffic years in its history. Peta leads the team responsible for long-range airport planning, aligning infrastructure investment priorities to the YVR Strategic Plan. Her areas of responsibility include airside, terminal, groundside access and land use planning. Prior to joining the Airport Authority Peta worked as a consultant supporting infrastructure projects across the globe, including airports, high-speed rail, ports, freight and logistics, energy, transit and land development. Please visit Peta's LinkedIn profile to learn more about her.
Christoph Rufenacht, Vice President, Airport Development & Asset Optimization.
The Vancouver Airport Authority is the financially-independent organization that operates Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The airport plays a vital role in the region, enabling trade, travel and the exchange of knowledge, in service of the community and the economy it. YVR was voted the best airport in North America for the twelfth consecutive year.
As a key member of the YVR Executive Team, Christoph is involved in all facets of the Airport Authority’s business and is responsible for ensuring the realization of long-term value from all assets and infrastructure through effective planning, project delivery and maintenance. An innovative leader and driver of change, Christoph is dedicated to efficient project outcome delivery and maintaining assets in a state of good repair, emphasizing asset optimization and continuous improvement. Christoph is an Engineer, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Christoph joined the Airport Authority in 2001 and has held various positions since then. Please visit Christoph's LinkedIn profile to learn more about him.
Thank you to our sponsors!