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Background

As the senior advocate of airport owner and operator organizations in Canada, AMCO has evolved into a strong provincial organization committed to the sustainability of airports nationally. Incorporated on October 18, 1985, AMCO’s aims are: to represent the interests of the owners and/or operators of airports and aerodromes in the province of Ontario; and, to promote the safe and efficient operation of those airports.

Vision Statement

AMCO’s vision is to lead Ontario’s airports and aerodromes to be the safest and most efficient in the world.

Inherent in this vision is the expectation that AMCO will continue to develop to reach its full potential as an educator and advocate in order to provide a safe and efficient airport and aerodrome network to travelers, industry, government, and emergency services throughout Ontario.

Mission Statement

AMCO’s mission is to provide advocacy for and education to Ontario’s airports and aerodromes.

Inherent in this mission is the expectation that AMCO, by developing to its full potential, will be a leading industry organization and will be financially sustainable as a business entity over the long term. Inspired by this mission are two strategic themes: Education; including communication and training; and, Advocacy; including representation at all levels of government and bringing together industry leaders for the betterment of Ontario’s airports and aerodromes.

Objectives

  • To be the leading advocate of the airport industry in Ontario and a leader in the advocacy of the aviation industry nationally;
  • To be a representative of member interests on the local, provincial and federal levels of government;
  • To be a conduit of education and communication; and,
  • To be a training provider in the topics and issues related to the safe, secure, efficient and financially sustainable operation of airports and related businesses.

AMCO INITIATIVES

INITIATIVES

Summer is in full swing and AMCO and our Airport members have been busy making the most of it. I’d like to congratulate all those airports undergoing major capital infrastructure projects this summer and wish everyone the best of luck.

As summer comes to a close we at AMCO will be gearing up for the 32nd Annual Convention and Trade Show, hosted by the Region of Waterloo International Airport and presented by WSP. This year will be unique in its schedule, tradeshow, demonstrations, and airport tours and we encourage anyone who has not yet registered to do so and look forward to seeing all those who have!

Immediately following Convention AMCO will be conducting Emergency Response Training with the Loomex Group. If you or someone in your region (fire department, EMS, local police service) are interested in this training and the value it can provide please contact the AMCO offices for more information.

AMCO also recently unveiled our new Ambassador Program. Designed with our small airport and aerodrome members in mind, we developed an Airports Value 101 PowerPoint and brochure for airports to use in conjunction with their own materials when presenting to councils, airport commissions, etc. As airport operators, our members see the value in maintaining a robust airport network and treating small and regional airports as critical infrastructure. As part of our commitment to provide advocacy for Ontario’s airports and aerodromes you may now request AMCO’s staff and board to advocate alongside you at your local level; including speaking with your governance organizations and writing letters of support. For more information on the program please contact the AMCO offices.

As always AMCO is monitoring changes in regulations and participating in a plethora of advisory councils. Following convention AMCO will be attending the Canadian Aviation Safety Officer Partnership (CASOP) fall session in Montreal and encourage all our airport members to attend. If you would like to attend or share your safety concerns with AMCO to bring to CASOP please contact the AMCO offices or Northeast Regional Director, Robert Tyrer.

We continue to encourage members to take part in the AMCO Aviation General Liability program, administered through business member The Magnes Group. Benefits include increased coverages and purchasing power. Contact the AMCO offices or The Magnes Group directly to learn how to the program can benefit your airport or aerodrome.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Stephen-Wilcox
    PAST PRESIDENTSTEPHEN WILCOX
  • Mike Karsseboom
    PRESIDENTMIKE KARSSEBOOM
  • Duane Riddell
    VICE PRESIDENTDUANE RIDDELL
  • Terry Bos - Plane
    TREASURERTERRY BOS
  • Chris-Wood---Plane
    SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTORCHRIS WOOD
  • Nancy-Hewitt---Plane
    SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL DIRECTORNANCY HEWITT
  • Duane-Riddell---Plane
    NORTHWESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTORMICHAEL ZROBACK
  • RobertTyrer
    NORTHEASTERN REGIONAL DIRECTORROBERT TYRER

To view a Board Member’s Bio click on their picture above

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