About Us


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.

The Value of Ontario’s 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.


  • 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.



Happy New Year to all of our members and Airport Environment and You readers. With the celebrations of the holidays over its time to look forward to the New Year and what it has in store. AMCO is excited about the events we have planned this year and the opportunity our new programs have in bringing value and benefit to our entire membership.

Please feel welcome to share this e-zine with everyone in your organization and encourage them to subscribe at to stay up to date on AMCO, our members, and airport news from around the province and Canada. Don’t forget that there is opportunity to include information in our e-zine. Whether you have press releases, local newspaper articles, or are businesses looking to educate and advertise, look no further than AMCO and we will help spread the word. Too our members, this is your publication, let us help you highlight your achievements! On that note you will find many congratulatory messages in this edition of the e-zine and we wish the best to all those in their new roles in the coming year.

This year AMCO will be working hard to promote airports as critical infrastructure at both the Federal and Provincial levels. This includes partnering with the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) and other provincial and national organisations to seek changes to the Airports Capital Assistance Program that will benefit the Canadian airport network across the nation. We will also be working with the Provincial Government on eliminating the aviation fuel surcharge and focusing attention to airports in Ontario’s Transportation System Strategies.

In early spring stay tuned for the 9th Annual Airfield Workshop hosted this year by the Midland Huronia Municipal Airport.  A day of informative seminars, tours, and exercises is panned to help educate our small airport and aerodrome members on the importance of safety and due diligence and how to integrate simple SMS solutions into your operation.

Following a summer or airshows, fly-ins, festivals and booming passenger numbers, AMCO will be holding its 35th Annual Convention and Trade Show in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario! Our Convention host is working hard with the AMCO staff to plan a memorable event with more networking, increased educational opportunities and unforgettable venues that will have you wanting more. Stay Tuned!

As always, thank you to our members for renewing your 2020 membership. Your dedication to the association is appreciated and invaluable to the airport network in Ontario. Enjoy this edition of the Airport Environment and You.

Board of Directors

  • Duane RiddellPresidentDuane Riddell
  • Chris WoodVice PresidentChris Wood
  • Terry BosTreasurerTerry Bos
  • Ryan BradingNorthwestern Regional DirectorRyan Brading
  • Bryan AveryNortheastern Regional DirectorBryan Avery
  • Marion SmithSouthwestern Regional DirectorMarion Smith
  • Lisa DavidsonSoutheastern Regional DirectorLisa Davidson
  • Maurice BestBusiness Member RepresentativeMaurice Best

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

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