CBAA 2018 to be held in Chartright’s Hangar at Kitchener/Waterloo Airport

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  1. CBAA 2018 to be held in Chartright’s Hangar at Kitchener/Waterloo Airport

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    Chartright is pleased to co-sponsor CBAA 2018 with the Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYFK). This year’s event will take place June 12-14 and boasts a panel of expert speakers, high-calibre educational sessions and professional development courses, combined with unparalleled networking opportunities and over 80 exhibits, including aircraft. Over 700 business aviation leaders are expected to attend.

    The CBAA convention will provide opportunities for delegates to hone specific skills and increase their knowledge, with streamed sessions aimed at flight operations/management; pilots and crew; maintenance engineers; schedulers and dispatchers; and fixed-base operators (FBOs).

    Click here to view the schedule, read the bios of this year’s featured speakers, and learn more about the educational sessions and professional development courses.

    Event Highlights:

    Tuesday, June 12th

    10:00-17:30 – Hope Air Golf Tournament at Whistle Bear Golf and Country Club

    Help out a great cause while golfing at Southern Ontario’s finest golf experience.  Don’t miss the chance to test your drive against Canada’s eight-time long drive national champion, Lisa Longball! Following the tournament will be the prize giveaways, the presentation of the donation to Hope Air, and dinner.

    19:00-21:00 – Welcome Reception at the Walper Hotel

    This iconic 1893 landmark is the epicentre of one of Kitchener, Ontario’s oldest neighbourhoods, now a hub of vibrant growth, partly due to the buzzing tech scene of the Waterloo-Toronto Tech Corridor.


    Wednesday, June 13th

    09:00-17:00 – Educational Sessions at the Crowne Plaza

    Business Aviation Forecast and Trends (Keynote Presentation) – Are things looking up for business aviation? Find out where we are headed from Rolland (Rollie) Vincent, founder of JETNET iQ for the Canadian and international business aviation market forecast.

    Dealing with Labour Shortages – Are you facing pilot and other critical staff shortages? CBAA has brought together some of the foremost experts in a special in-depth panel to develop business aviation labour strategies to help you retain and recruit the next generation of aviation professionals. Moderated by Robert Connors of the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, the panel includes Rob Donald, CCAA; Dr. Suzanne Kearns, University of Waterloo and Andrew Money, Chief Pilot, Chartright.

    Emergency Communications after a Business Aviation Accident – Business aviation operators have unique emergency communications requirements. Donald Chupp, president and CEO of Fireside Partners, will provide a high-level overview of Fireside’s one-of-a-kind extensive workshop, covering practical solutions, peer networking opportunities, and more.

    Resilience through SMS – This session shows you how your SMS is the foundation to help you prepare, respond and recover to critical events.

    Pilot Fatigue in Business Aviation – Get the latest on the science of fatigue, operation risks, and mitigation strategies for business aviation from one of Canada’s leading professionals in the field, Dr. Daniel Mollicone, CEO of Pulsar Informatics.

    Flight Risk Assessment Tools (FRAT) – Presented by Ed Ratzlaff, President or Aerofoil Consulting

    Sessions for Flight Attendants and Pilots – Join us for a special series of sessions covering the most topical and critical issues faced by business aviation flight crews.

    Crew Resource Management (CRM) Training – new Transport Canada regulations – A joint training course or overview on subjects such as safety, emergency procedures for both pilots and flight attendants.  This course will include a certificate.

    Behaviour and Etiquette in a post #MeToo World – This session will focus on the impact of Bill C-65 regarding harassment, sexual harassment and violence on federally-regulated employers and will help employers and employees develop a better understanding of workplace behaviours that are or are not appropriate in a post #MeToo world.  This session is for both pilots and flight attendants.

    Countdown to CORSIA – Carbon offset schemes are coming. Find out how – and if – they will affect your international and domestic flights from EBAA’s Bruce Parry and TC’s Gilles Bourgeois. This session includes IBAC’s Countdown to CORSIA workshop information.

    From Toke to Yoke: Legalized Marijuana and You – This session will provide an overview of the legal and regulatory impacts of legalized marijuana from the perspective of both business aviation employer and employee.

    Accidents & Incidents: the TSB Answers Your Questions – An information and Q&A session with Kathy Fox, Chair of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, who can provide real-world information on TSB investigations.

    Loss of Control/Upset Recovery – Corporate and business aviation enjoy an excellent safety record, largely due to the implementation of Safety Management Systems which help operators proactively identify and manage risks. Find out how to address Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I), the number one cause of fatal accidents in corporate aviation from Paul “BJ” Ransbury, one of the industry’s leading experts in this field.

    Sharing the Skies: UAVs and YOU – UAVs are here and proliferating. This session will examine what’s being done to help ensure that UAVs and aviation will safely share airspace.

    The FAA mandate for ADS-B is close. Get ready! – If you think the upcoming ADS-B Out V2 mandates won’t affect you, or that you have time to prepare, you could be mistaken. Join Bill Arsenault and Dave Hume with Kitchener Aero, one of Canada’s top avionics MROs, for an informed discussion on everything you need to know to be ready for ADS-B.

    18:3021:00 Oktoberfest City Night at Concordia Club

    The Concordia Club has been servicing the Kitchener and surrounding communities with authentic German cuisine, culture and festivities for over 130 years.


    Thursday, June 14th

    08:00-10:00 – Executive Briefings at the Crowne Plaza

    Transport Canada and NAV CANADA Update – From new fatigue rules to targeted inspections and beyond, this is your opportunity to hear from Transport Canada and NAV CANADA senior staff and get your questions and concerns on the table.

    How to Manager the Impact of CRA’s New Tax Policy

    10:00-16:00 – Exhibit Hall and Static Display Open at Chartright’s hangar at YKF
    15:00-16:00 – Closing Reception


  2. Chartright welcomes AVIDRONE Aerospace as its newest tentant at Hangar 53 at CYKF

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    Chartright welcomes AVIDRONE Aerospace Inc., a Canadian drone technology company, as its newest tenant at Hangar 53 at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF).

    AVIDRONE Aerospace designs and manufactures fully automated unmanned flying drone systems for commercial applications globally.  AVIDRONE’s task-specific drones enable entirely new capabilities by carrying a wide range of high definition sensors, providing automated package delivery, or lift virtually anything into the air.  AVIDRONE makes drones useful and easy to operate for non-aviation industries, adapting its secure, in-house developed autopilot technology to drone aircraft weighing up to 900lb combined with high-endurance, long range flight.

    “We are pleased to welcome AVIDRONE to our facility and excited with the prospect of witnessing them press the frontiers of unmanned flight”, said Adam Keller, President of Chartright Air Group.

    “All of the AVIDRONE team is pleased to join the Chartright hangar facility, with a new research and development office and manufacturing space,” said Scott Gray, Founder & CEO Avidrone Aerospace Inc.  “Being located at a high-end hangar with neighbours in the commercial aviation industry is important to AVIDRONE’s positioning as a leading unmanned aircraft company.  I’m excited to grow our business at Chartright and within our community here at the Waterloo-Wellington International airport.”

    Chartright, founded in 1987, is a leading private aviation services company offering aircraft charter, management, and maintenance services to businesses and individuals across Canada and in the United States. Chartright currently employs over 190 people and manages a fleet of over 40 corporate aircraft which fly to destinations around the world. Chartright’s head office is located at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (CYYZ). Subsidiary base locations include Calgary, Alta.; Chatham, Ont.;  Kitchener, Ont.; Regina, Sask.; Vancouver, B.C.; New York, N.Y.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. All Chartright bases provide complete aircraft management and charter services.

    For more information, please contact:
    Cathy Caldarola | Director of Sales & Marketing
    Telephone: 905-671-4764 x227

  3. Kitchener Aero is Chartright’s new tenant in Hangar 53 at CYKF

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    Chartright welcomes Kitchener Aero, one of Canada’s premiere avionics sales, service, installation, and Special Missions facilities, as its new tenant in Hangar 53 at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF).

    Kitchener Aero, founded by the late Barry Aylward, is celebrating 40 years of continuous support to the business, regional and general aviation community. They provide a wide variety of aircraft avionics services, specializing in single and multi-engine aircraft from general aviation to smaller corporate and commercial operators.

    “We are pleased to welcome such an established and capable organization as Kitchener Aero to our facility,” said Adam Keller, President of Chartright.

    Kitchener Aero’s extensive knowledge base in avionics sales, maintenance, repairs, installation, and manufacturing, make them uniquely qualified to provide fully customizable end-to-end solutions. Kitchener Aero and sister company Mid-Canada Mod Center perform avionics installations and modifications on well over 100 aircraft per year, ranging from light general-aviation types to Challenger, Gulfstream, Dash 8, ATR and Boeing products.

    “As the business model of our Kitchener based operation evolves to the next logical step, we have decided that it is time to relocate from our existing Hangar 69 location to one more suited to the aircraft and projects that we will be undertaking in the years to come,” said Bill Arsenault, president of Kitchener Aero. “Moving into the Chartright Air Kitchener facility is a mutually beneficial change that allows us to support them with their needs while at the same time utilizing a great location and hangar for our ongoing and growing requirements at the airport. The footprint and height of this facility will allow us greater access to the sort of projects we have traditionally handled only at our Toronto location or with our mobile installation team. We are looking forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.”

    Chartright, founded in 1987, is a leading private aviation services company offering aircraft charter, management, and maintenance services to businesses and individuals across Canada and in the United States. Chartright currently employs over 190 people and manages a fleet of over 40 corporate aircraft which fly to destinations around the world. Chartright’s head office is located at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (CYYZ). Subsidiary base locations include Calgary, Chatham, Kitchener, Regina, Vancouver, New York, and Fort Lauderdale. All Chartright bases provide complete aircraft management and charter services.

    For more information, please contact:
    Cathy Caldarola | Director of Sales & Marketing
    Telephone: 905-671-4764 x227

  4. Chartright proudly celebrates 30 years of success

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    In 2017, Chartright proudly celebrates 30 years of success.

    Founded in 1987 by three aircraft owners looking for efficiencies in the operation of their own aircraft, Chartright has grown into the preeminent provider of aircraft management and charter services in the country.

    Starting with three aircraft tucked into the corner of a hangar at Toronto Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), Chartright today operates approximately 40 aircraft at six different bases across Canada and the United States. In 1987, Chartright staff numbered less than 10. Today, we employ 190.

    Success of this sort, particularly in the volatile aviation industry, does not come easily. So what is it that has enabled this kind of growth? Several things…

    We are Risk Takers

    When the opportunity presented itself, we went to Moscow, establishing a full operating and maintenance base, with Canadian employees stationed full-time in Russia.

    We are Innovative

    When hangarage became scarce at Toronto Pearson, threatening to cap our growth, we acquired 55,000 square feet of additional space at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF), Hangar 53.

    We are First Movers

    We invest heavily in customer service features such as 24/7 on-site operations and our Customer Service Portal, providing clients with total transparency respecting the operation of their aircraft.

    We are Bold

    Recently, we ventured into the U.S. market, establishing a partnership with Pennsylvania-based True Aviation. Our American headquarters have been established at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE). To date, we have placed five U.S. registered aircraft in three American cities.

    Most importantly…

    We are a Team

    In the final analysis, Chartright is a service company. The services provided to our clients are provided by all of us. None of the spectacular growth described here would have been possible if the face of the company that we present to our clients was inconsistent, unpleasant, or less than competent.

    The winningest coach in NFL history, Vince Lombardi, said “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” He was right and we, as a team, prove that year after year.

    Aviation is a passion for many in our organization. Part of our team, mentioned too infrequently, are the many families who are patient and understanding with partners who pursue that passion. To those families, we say thank you for your contribution to our success.

    Thank You!

    Thank you to our clients, employees and their families who have contributed to Chartright’s success. Happy 30th Anniversary!

    By Robert Squires, Vice President of Operations – Chartright

  5. My First Private Charter Flight and Why I Will Now Forever Struggle Flying Commercially

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    Hello! I’m Cathy Caldarola, Chartright’s new Director of Sales & Marketing. I recently had the opportunity to experience a private charter flight on board one of the corporate jets we manage – a Bombardier Challenger 601.  We needed to reposition the aircraft from Toronto Pearson (CYYZ) to our hangar in Kitchener/Waterloo (CYKF), so what better time to get me on board to familiarize myself with our products and services!

    Having only flown commercially all my life, I was trying to be cool when I boarded the jet…like, no big deal, right? Wrong! From the moment I climbed on board the aircraft, I was greeted with the luxurious interior and the warm smell of the leather chairs. My Chartright pilots were friendly and accommodating quickly offering to get me a bottle of Fiji water. Too bad this would be only an 18-minute flight and there was no time for a glass of wine.

    I could quickly see why chartering an aircraft is so much easier than flying commercially.  I did not have to: arrive at the airport 90-minutes early; wait in a long security line; walk a marathon to get to my gate; corral with the mass of other passengers waiting for my zone to be called to board the flight.  Nope, none of those!  My pilots had been alerted that I was walking to the aircraft, so I just climbed on board and selected the seat I wanted to sit in.  In all, it took less than five minutes from when I parked my car.

    It was just a quick taxi out of Pearson and we were on our way to Kitchener. Having flown commercially all these years, I wasn’t sure what else to expect…that is until I heard that familiar “ding” to alert me that the Captain was about to make an announcement and I had better be paying attention.  But that’s where the similarities to a commercial flight ended. Almost immediately, I was able to recline my already very comfortable leather chair to enjoy my short flight.  With no chatty passengers around to interrupt me, I was able to prop my iPad on my lap and actually get a bit of work done.  I could see why private charter is truly the way to travel:  easy, productive, comfortable, convenient, and a big time saver!

    Your time is precious! For your next business or personal travel, consider a private charter. Contact us today to quote your next trip:

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  6. Chartright’s Kitchener-Waterloo FBO is a great alternative to Toronto Pearson

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    With the slot restrictions now in place at Toronto Pearson International Airport (CYYZ) complicating corporate air travel, the simplicity of flying in and out of the Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF) is a great alternative. Chartright has a beautiful, new hangar and full-service FBO at YKF that can comfortably handle all your business air travel needs.

    Our Waterloo facility offers:

    • 50,000-square-foot hangar space
    • Terminal with a passenger and crew lounge
    • Offices
    • On-site Canadian customs and immigration service available 24/7, with advanced notice
    • Fueling capabilities
    • Aircraft maintenance
    • De-icing/anti-icing services
    • Parking

    View Our FBO Webpage

    Helicopter Service from YKF

    Downtown Toronto is less than a 25-minute flight by helicopter from YKF. If you need to go to Toronto or anywhere else in the Greater Toronto Area, we can arrange helicopter service for you.

    Pictures of Our Waterloo Facility:

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