Update on CARAC focus group regarding NPA
from By W.T. (Tim) Cole, COPA director for BC and Yukon
On March 31 and April 1, the Civil Aviation Regulatory Advisory Council (CARAC) convened a focus group to discuss the Notice of Proposed Amendment; (NPA) to the Canadian Aviation Regulations relating to Responsible Aerodrome Development.
Nav Canada, COPA and most of the other major aviation associations in Canada were in attendance. COPA had two representatives at the table: Dan Cornell (a COPA member and owner of an amphibious C185); and myself. Dan was COPA's legal counsel for more than 20 years and represented COPA in the Supreme Court of Canada, that resulted in the 2010 decision that confirmed issues relating to airports and aerodromes are under federal jurisdiction.
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