AIAC Committee Update, October 2017

October 5, 2017


AIAC’s committees are central to the AIAC’s policy and advocacy functions. Members of these committees provide industry insights and guidance with respect to issues related to specific industry segments or topics of concern or interest.

Members wishing to join a committee please contact Greg Hickman at or if you are a non-member and interested in joining a committee, please contact Bill Yetman at

Market Access Committee, May 30, 2017

  • Parliamentary Sanctions Report
  • Pakistan Group 2 Policy Ban
  • United Aircraft Corp. (Russia)
  • Next Meeting: September 26, 2017


Civil Aviation Committee, January 22, 2017

  • Status of Bilateral Negotiations
  • AIAC Advocacy Efforts
  • Progress on SMS “Placemat”
  • Update on ICCAIA/ICAO Activity
  • Icing (proposed PICA); adoption of FAA standards by reference
  • Next Meeting: October 17th, 2017


Space Committee, September 20, 2017

  • Presentation by GAC representative on CETA and its potential effects on the Canadian Space Industry
  • AIAC Update: Space Advisory Board, SIF, AIAC’s Space Day on the Hill (October 16th)
  • Next Meeting: October 11th, 2017


Small Business Committee, September 18, 2017

  • AIAC Update
  • Discussion regarding SIF, ISI Superclusters
  • Feedback on ADSE and AIAC events
  • Next Meeting: TBD


Public Procurement and Defence Committee, May 18, 2017

  • AIAC/Defence Policy Review
  • Procurement Modernization
  • DND – NTIB Survey
  • Next Meeting: TBD


Labour Market Committee, March 27, 2017

  • Federal Budget 2017 Update
  • Response to questionnaire
  • Key concerns
  • Next Meeting: TBD


Technology and Innovation Committee, May 15, 2017

  • Working Group reports (Process Innovation, UAS & Digital Technologies)
  • Next Meeting: October 19th, 2017