Submitted by Jacques Richard, ARAMC 2016 Chair
On behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to announce that the 38th annual Atlantic Region Aircraft Maintenance Conference will be held on April 6 â€“ 8, 2016, at the Delta BeausĂ©jour Hotel, in the beautiful city of Moncton, New Brunswick.
The Theme of the 2016 conference is still being decided, so here is your opportunity to weigh in. Send your suggestion to me for consideration. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hotel has reserved a block of 80 rooms for the conference delegates at the special conference rate ofÂ $159.00 CAD per night (plus applicable tax). This room block will be available until March 3, 2016. After that time, the Hotel will guarantee the â€śconferenceâ€ť room rate based on availability. I strongly urge you to make your reservations early to ensure a room is available.
In order to help the association keep this conference going, it is important that, if at all possible, we take advantage of this great rate the hotel is offering. Hotel facilities (display, banquet, breakout rooms…) are made affordable based on room sales. So please book early. For reservations call toll free 1-888-890-3222; or click here to link to a pre arranged link to the Hotel reservation website. Important When making your reservation at the Delta, ask for the Aircraft Maintenance Conference Group rate.
The ARAMC registration desk will be at your service, commencing Wednesday afternoon, April 6th at 1pm. It will be located adjacent the stairs as you make your way up to the mezzanine conference area.
Our curriculum will be submitted to Transport Canada and like most years should meet the Update Training requirements as outlined in CAR 573.06.Â
So take advantage of our conference and let us fulfill yours or your employees update training requirements. Interesting and informative technical sessions are being arranged for all backgrounds of AMEs. A Technical Program listing will be posted on the AME Association website as it becomes available.
An important part of every ARAMC is the Awards Banquet, which is held Thursday evening. Awards and past recipients can be viewed under the Members/Awards tab or our website. The evening promises to be relaxing and entertaining. We hope you will enjoy what we have planned.
A Meet & Greet reception will be held on Wednesday evening April 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM. This is a great time to renew old acquaintances and make new ones. We are looking forward to seeing you here in Moncton and thank you for your continued support and attendance.
A pre-conference full day Human Factors Update Training Session is being considered; seats are limited to 25, so please download the form at the following link, complete and submit so we can determine the level of interest.
For more information on the Conference, Hotels, City, etc., please keep checking out our Website.
Submitted by Anneke Urquhart, ARAMC 2015 Chair
A very successful ARAMC 2015 conference was held on April 15th â€“ 17th, 2015 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax, NS. With 44 booths and almost 300 delegates and students, the conference was a big success. This was our first time hosting the event at the Westin, but the staff at the Westin were awesome. They met our every request and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. Our volunteer committee worked hard to make everything run smooth and seamless. This was quite evident throughout the conference
Our conference started with the Meet and Greet on Wednesday April 15th. This event was sponsored by Emergency Parts and Logistics. This is a very popular event, giving everyone a chance to see old friends and make new ones!! Our Thursday morning started off with opening remarks followed by the popular 5 minute Promo. This gives our displayers the opportunity to promote a new product. It also helps our delegates determine who to go see in the Exhibit Hall. This year for the first time, we held concurrent sessions throughout the day. We had five coffee breaks throughout the two days. They were sponsored by Boomer Technical Resources Ltd, Aviall, Action Aero, Standard Aero and Kadex Aero Supply. Our luncheon was sponsored by our Exhibitors. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was a good chance to spend more time in the exhibit hall!
Over the two days, our session topics were Magneto 500 Hour inspection, Propeller Balance, Ignition Systems Update, M250 Update, Helicopter Rotor Track & Balance, Life Raft & Survival Suit Update, Quality and Airworthiness, Parts Documentation, Deferred Defects, and SDR Reporting. Based on the responses on the critique sheets, these sessions were well received..
When the sessions were done for the day, the annual General Meeting of the AME Association was held. Followed by something new this year â€“ The Industry Social â€“ this event was held in the Exhibit Hall. This was an opportunity for exhibitors and delegates to interact in a social atmosphere. It was also an opportunity for the exhibitors to invite some of their clients into the conference. This event was enjoyed by all.
This jam packed day was followed by our evening event â€“ the Dinner and Awards Banquet. Several Awards were presented after the dinner. The Earl Blakney Aviall Canada Limited Award was presented to Mario Morales from Forest Protection in NB. The Roger Richard Memorial Award was presented to John Sarty. The Newfoundland Government Air Services Award was presented to GasTOPS. The AME Association Bursary Award went to Rebecca Warren from NSCC. Our entertainment for the evening was Tony Quinn. Tony is an entertaining speaker and an excellent comedian. This was sponsored by Aerotec Engines Ltd., Atlantic Avionics Inc., Jazz Aviation and GasTOPS.
On Friday morning we started the morning off with a brief presentation from Todd Lintaman. Todd is from NSCC and he spoke on the World Skills Competition to be held in San Paulo, Brazil in August 2015. NSCC is very proud to be sending a former student to this event. Ryan Leedham won GOLD in the Skills Canada competition for aircraft maintenance. He will be representing Canada at this event. Best of luck! Ryan. Sessions ran all day until our closing at 1430. Dates for next year are April 6th â€“ 8th, 2016 in Moncton.
Our conference would not be a success without the support of generous donations and sponsorships of events. Following is our list of supporters – 3-Points Aviation, Ackland Granger, Action Aero Inc, Aerospace Products International, Aerotec Engines Ltd, Aerovision International, Air Dynamics Co Ltd, Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd., Atlantic Avionics Inc., AV-DEC, Aviall Canada Ltd, Avianor, Inc., Avmax Aviation Services Inc, AvTec Aero Maintenance Inc., Bell Helicopter, Benella Holdings, Boomer Technical Resources Ltd., Canadian Institute for NDE (CINDE), Canadian Propeller Ltd., CanJet Airlines, CASP Aerospace Inc., Champion Aerospace, Concorde Battery Corp., Consolidated Turbine Specialists, DSS Aviation Inc., Emergency Parts Logistics Inc., Field Aviation, Fine Line Silkscreening Ltd., GasTOPS Ltd., Hope Aero Propeller and Components Inc., I.M.P. Aerospace, Jazz Aviation, LP, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax, Kadex Aero Supply Ltd., KLX Aerospace Solutions, Land and Sea Instruments Ltd. , NDT Products Ltd., Newfoundland Helicopters, Peck Aero, PPG Aerospace, Precision Aero Components, Proarc Aircraft Welding Ltd., Purolator Inc., RAE Industrial Electronics Ltd., Rideout Tool & Machine Inc., Slemon Park Corporation, Sobeys â€“ Aviation Dept., Standard Aero, Testforce Systems Inc., Trikon Technologies Inc. , Universal Helicopters, Vector Aerospace Corp., Woodlawn Instruments Ltd., and Wright Instruments Inc.
Â ARAMC 2014
The 36th. Annual Atlantic Region Aircraft Maintenance Conference was held at the Sheraton
Hotel Newfoundland, St. Johnâ€™s, NL, April 23 â€“ 25, 2014.
On behalf of the organizing committee and the A.M.E. Association (Atlantic) Inc., I would
like to thank the 200+ delegates who attended this yearâ€™s event.
A special thank you to our thirty-seven (37) exhibitors, presenters and sponsors, without
your generous support, these events would not be possible. Thank you!
Heartfelt thanks also are extended to Emergency Parts Logistics Inc. (Wayne Galley) and
GasTops (Aiden Donahue) for sponsorship of the Meet and Greet and Banquet
entertainment. Once again thanks!
The theme of the ARAMC 2014 was â€śSafety has no quitting timeâ€ť. This year marked the
return of the TC Panel and from all indications, it was very beneficial to those in attendance.
Another highlight was the break out session by Transport Canada which covered the topic of
Corrective Action Plans. This session was attended by twenty-five people from the D.O.M.â€™s,
Quality Assurance Managers and Quality Assurance Inspectors from various organizations
throughout the region. A highly successful event. I would also like to thank all the
presenters at the Technical sessions. All topics were very beneficial to those in attendance.
Congratulations to all our Awards recipients:
Earl Blakney Aviall Canada Limited Award â€“ Dion Chaulk and Craig Howell
Roger Richard Memorial Award â€“ David Brooking
Nfld. Govt. Air Services Memorial Award â€“ Robert Whittle
A.M.E. Association (Atlantic) Inc. Bursary Award â€“ Madison Somers
Canadian A.M.E. Hall of Fame â€“ Randy Cross
Congratulations to all!
After the Awards presentations, the audience was treated to some great Newfoundland
comedy by John Sheehan.
As one conference draws to a close, the wheels are in motion for the 37th. Annual ARAMC to
be held at the Westin Hotel, April 15 â€“ 17, 2015 in Halifax, N.S. Please feel free to send in
your suggestions on subjects that you would like to see presented in the future.
A full ARAMC report is in the June 2014 AME Association (Atlantic) Inc. newsletter. If you
would like any further information on the ARAMC 2014 or a copy of your Certificate of
Attendance, contact me @ email@example.com.
Mel Crewe – Chairperson