COPA at FCM this week-end (June 1-June 4). COPA will be attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ conference and trade show in Ottawa. The FCM is the premier forum for municipal governments and local officials. We will be talking about the value and benefits of community airports as well as highlighting our new study on the economic impact of general aviation in Canada.

COPA’s Economic Impact of General Aviation Study: COPA recently commissioned a study to look at how general aviation benefits Canadian communities and the contribution our industry makes to the national economy. Starting Monday, June 5th, we will be sharing this study with our partners and stakeholders to spread the message that general aviation is good for Canada and good for communities. As part of our outreach strategy, we will be sending resource kits to our COPA Flights to help them communicate this important message at the local level. Stay tuned for more information!

COPA Convention: COPA’s annual convention and tradeshow is happening June 22-24 in beautiful Kelowna, BC. This exciting event promises to be the aviation event of the year for general aviation in Canada. For the first time ever, underwing camping is being offered at the Kelowna International Airport. We are also proud to be partnering with Transport Canada to launch a General Aviation Safety Campaign at the convention which will raise awareness among pilots and the public about some of the top safety issues affecting general aviation. For more information and to register, visit http://www.copaagm.2017.ca.