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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 New Year AMCO has many exciting events and programs planned for our members. We are grateful for all our partners and hosts working to make this year a special one and we are always welcome to feedback and suggestions from all of our members.

Our 32nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow is shaping up to be our most exciting trade show event ever with a unique location and some new events never before seen at an AMCO convention.  If you would like to know more or are interested in participating in the tradeshow contact Association Coordinator Laura McNeice for more information.

Immediately following this long winter season AMCO will be hosting its 6th Annual Spring Airfield Workshop in Dryden, Ontario. Many of our speakers will be focused on safety and emergency planning and this year’s event will include a half day emergency planning exercise. We hope to see everyone there.

For our smaller airport and aerodrome members AMCO will be planning a spring roundtable and discussion day in Southern Ontario. More information will be coming shortly but if you are interested in this event contact the AMCO offices for more information.

We are hosting a number of in-person training courses to supplement your online training needs found at training.amco.on.ca. Our first course this month is a Winter Airport Movement Surface Condition Reporting course hosted by the Greater Sudbury Airport.  We will also be hosting TP312 5th edition training and wildlife management training around the province. If you are interested in any of these courses or are in need of other training please contact the AMCO offices and we would be happy to register or work with you to provide the training you need.

Finally if you are interested in the AMCO Aviation General Liability program you can contact AMCO or the Magnes Group for information on how the program can benefit you. By supporting the Aviation General Liability Program you are Supporting AMCO and its members while receiving quality AGL coverage.

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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