Air Canada Pilots Association

Air Canada Pilots Association

September 22, 2009 13:12 ET

Air Canada Pilots Host Global Winter Operations Conference

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2009) - The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), in partnership with the Canadian Society of Air Safety Investigators, will host a global conference next month to promote aviation safety during winter operations.

"Canadian pilots and their aviation partners have learned through many years of experience how to fly safely in challenging winter conditions," said Captain Barry Wiszniowski, Chair of ACPA's Technical and Safety Division. "We want to improve aviation safety not only here in Canada, but around the world by sharing the lessons we've learned with our colleagues in the industry."

At the "Safety is No Secret" conference, aviation experts will explain how their expertise, leading-edge technology and lessons learned in the field can keep airlines flying safely in all winter weather. Manufacturers, airlines, airports, de-icing experts and regulatory agencies will address issues key to safe winter aviation on the ground and in flight, from take off to landing.

Featured speaker Mission Commander Robert "Hoot" Gibson will provide an in-depth briefing on NASA's efforts to address icing during space shuttle operations.

Global aviation industry representatives will gather at the Fairmont Royal York October 7 - 8. Others wishing to attend can review the conference agenda and register on line at

Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) is the largest professional pilot group in Canada, representing the more than 3,000 pilots who operate Air Canada's mainline fleet.

Contact Information

  • Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA)
    Paul Howard
    Director of Communications
    905-678-9008 ext. 222