COPA will host general aviation advocates from 78 countries in the summer of 2020 in Montreal as host of the 30th annual World Assembly of the International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (IAOPA). The meeting will be held from June 29 to July 4 it was announced at the 29th meeting of the group being held at Queenstown, New Zealand this week. “I am excited to relay the news … the delegates at the 29th World Assembly presently in NZ have accepted our invitation and have voted in favour of holding the next meeting in Montreal, June 29- July 4  2020,” said COPA President Bernard Gervais, who is attending the Queenstown meeting. “This is a great opportunity to promote general aviation and COPA/Canada on the world GA stage.”

COPA is the second largest of the 79 member groups behind AOPA in the U.S. and the worldwide representation of IAOPA groups is more than 470,000 members. The groups are defined as “autonomous, nongovernmental, national general aviation organizations” whose members fit the ICAO definition of general aviation as “all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire.” More details will be released as the event draws closer.

For more information in IAOPA, visit https://www.iaopa.org/