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  • Press Release – Transport Canada undermines safety, say aviation inspectors

Airlines in Canada ‘on the precipice of something bad,’ say critics

By Monique Scotti National Online Journalist, Politics Global News The chances of passing the twice-yearly competency test required of most commercial airline pilots in Canada seems to hinge at least partly on who is doing the testing: a Transport Canada inspector, or a fellow commercial pilot. Critics say that it’s a longstanding pattern that represents […]

the Star – Weak aviation oversight making skies less safe: Opinion

Opinion Commentary by Greg McConnell … After more than a decade of budget cuts, it is little wonder Canada is falling offside when it comes to safety in the air. As a result, the checks and balances that have delivered one of the safest aviation systems in the world are falling victim to cost cutting […]

Aviation safety concerns addressed by Transport Committee report

20 June 2017 This morning, the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities tabled its report on aviation safety following a three-month study. The Committee heard enough troubling testimony about the state of Canada’s aviation safety oversight system that it called on the government to invite the International Civil Aviation Organization to conduct a comprehensive […]

CBC – Random alcohol, drug testing for pilots under consideration at summit

By Ashley Burke, CBC News … Greg Holbrook with the Canadian Federal Pilots Association says it’s worth reevaluating if Canada’s system is stringent enough and if it could be safer. (Submitted) Holbrook said the fact the Sunwing pilot last year was intercepted before taking off in Calgary shows the current system is working. “We really […]