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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

As we move into the end of Summer AMCO is gearing up for the 33rd Annual Convention and Trade Show. This year is hosted by the Kenora Airport in the beautiful Lake of the Woods Region.  With a sold out trade show and knowledgeable speakers lined up there is sure to be something for everyone in your organization and we look forward to seeing our members there. This year we are also partnering with the RCAC, MAC, and AAMA to offer AMCO member pricing to all airports belonging to these organizations. Join us for three days of networking, learning, and fellowship October 1st-3rd.

Immediately following convention and moving right into the Fall AMCO has a number of training courses lined up including TP312 5th Edition, Wildlife, and Airfield Electrical. You can find more information on the courses and registration forms at amco.on.ca/training.

Over the summer AMCO has been working on a number of projects in order to provide the most benefit to our members that we can. The first included a complete website redevelopment campaign which saw the addition of four AMCO Convention presentation videos added and an upgraded member directory experience to help you keep in touch with all the airport and business members. The second project was introducing AMCO to the new Ontario Government formed by Premier Ford. We look forward to representing our members at the provincial level and encourage members to stay in touch with us regarding their concerns or the successes they are having with their local MPP’s. Should you be looking to meet with your new MPP, AMCO would be happy to sit down with you to provide a voice for Ontario’s Airport network through the AMCO Ambassador Program. Lastly, AMCO has been lobbying the federal government with regards to both ACAP and CATSA. We are always looking to make improvements in these systems and encourage our members to continue to push for better a better ACAP and more affordable CATSA.

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. At this year’s convention AMCO will be sitting down with some of those airports who have and have not joined the program so that we can work to improve the coverage and grow the program to the benefit of all our members.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and look forward to seeing everyone this fall in Kenora!

Board of Directors

  • Stephen WilcoxPast PresidentStephen Wilcox
  • Mike KarsseboompresidentMike Karsseboom
  • Duane RiddellVice PresidentDuane Riddell
  • Terry BosTreasurerTerry Bos
  • Chris WoodSouthwestern Regional DirectorChris Wood
  • Nancy HewittSoutheastern Regional DirectorNancy Hewitt
  • Ryan BradingNorthwestern Regional DirectorRyan Brading
  • Bryan AveryNortheastern Regional DirectorBryan Avery

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

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