ARAMC 2017 Update – December 2016
Hello fellow A.M.E.’s, apprentices, students and Corporate members, it’s time for an update on the Atlantic Region Aircraft Maintenance Conference (ARAMC 2017).
Since the last conference that was held in Moncton, N.B. April 6 – 8, 2016, the focus is now on ARAMC 2017 scheduled for the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre, April 26 – 28, 2017. Since last April, the team of volunteers in St. John’s are gearing up for the spring event. The hotel has reserved a block of 100 rooms at a special conference rate of $ 199.00 per night plus applicable taxes. This room rate will be available until March 24, 2017. After that date, the hotel will be charging regular rates. Make your reservations well in advance to ensure a room is available and don’t forget to advise the reservations clerk that you are attending the ARAMC 2017.
The theme of the conference is “Safety Management – Everyone Contributes”.
This year’s committee is comprised of a group of volunteers which include Mel Crewe (Chairperson); Bob Pardy, (Vice Chairperson and Awards); Bob Whittle, (Speakers); Randy Cross, (Finance); Elaine Hutchings, (Secretary); Mark Evans, (Displays); Brenda Huber, (Administration); Uli Huber, (Advisor and President A.M.E. Association (Atlantic) Inc.; Helen Staubitzer, (Registration Desk) and Mary Matthews, (Registration Desk.
The committee has already met in October and November to set the wheels in motion. Each member has its’ share of Duties and Responsibilities. In the early stages, the most important task is to prepare the Displayers mail out packages, Delegates Mail out packages and the tentative Technical subjects.
The Displayers mail out was sent out in early December with the Delegates packages due to go out in early to mid-January.
Time waits for nobody, so when you receive your package, make plans to attend the ARAMC 2017. Don’t forget to advise reservations that you are attending the ARAMC.
The registration desk will be open in the Crush lobby at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Activities kick off Wednesday evening with the Meet and Greet at 7:30 pm. It is time to renew old acquaintances and meet new ones.
The conference officially opens Thursday morning at 8:30 am in Salon “A” and the Technical sessions commence at 9:00 am. The technical Displays in Salon B, C and D open at 0800 am. Technical sessions will be ongoing until 3:00 pm. and the A.M.E. Association (Atlantic) Inc. annual meeting will be held in the Conception Bay Room at 3:30 pm. (Members only).
On Thursday, a Displayer sponsored lunch will be held in the Display area, (Salon B, C and D) @ 1145 – 1300 hrs. This luncheon is open to all registered delegates.
On Thursday evening there will be a Cocktail hour in the Crush lobby at 6:00 pm, prior to the Awards Banquet at 7:00 pm. The Awards banquet will feature a beautiful 3 course meal followed by the presentation of awards recognizing individuals and companies for their contribution to the aircraft maintenance industry. The Earl Blakney / Aviall Canada Award is presented annually to an individual for his / her outstanding performance in the aviation industry during his / her career.
The Roger Richard Memorial is presented annually to the retired A.M.E. who has distinguished himself / herself during their career.
The third award is the Newfoundland Government Air Services Memorial Award presented annually to an individual / corporation for their outstanding interest and support of the A.M.E. Association and / or the Atlantic Region Aircraft Maintenance Conference.
Another award is the A.M.E. Association (Atlantic) Inc. bursary award. This Award is presented to a student from the Nova Scotia Community College and the College of the North Atlantic (Gander campus).
Following the Awards presentations, the group will be entertained by talented Newfoundland and Labrador entertainers for approximately one hour.
Technical presentations and displays will resume Friday morning and the closing ceremonies will be held at 3:00 pm followed by Critique Draws and Silent Auction lucky bidders.
Plan to attend the ARAMC 2017, April 26 – 28, 2017. The conference is approved as re-current training as per requirements of CAR’s 573.06. Come and enjoy our hospitality and excellent cuisine.
For a complete listing of forms and Conference info, visit our website at www.atlanticame.ca. If you require additional information, contact me at the following:
Melvin D. Crewe, Chairperson
709-579-2013 (H): 709-690-0664 ©
See you on the Rock in April and Seasons Greetings to all.
Submitted by Anneke Urquhart, ARAMC 2015 Chair
A very successful ARAMC 2015 conference was held on April 15th – 17th, 2015 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax, NS. With 44 booths and almost 300 delegates and students, the conference was a big success. This was our first time hosting the event at the Westin, but the staff at the Westin were awesome. They met our every request and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. Our volunteer committee worked hard to make everything run smooth and seamless. This was quite evident throughout the conference
Our conference started with the Meet and Greet on Wednesday April 15th. This event was sponsored by Emergency Parts and Logistics. This is a very popular event, giving everyone a chance to see old friends and make new ones!! Our Thursday morning started off with opening remarks followed by the popular 5 minute Promo. This gives our displayers the opportunity to promote a new product. It also helps our delegates determine who to go see in the Exhibit Hall. This year for the first time, we held concurrent sessions throughout the day. We had five coffee breaks throughout the two days. They were sponsored by Boomer Technical Resources Ltd, Aviall, Action Aero, Standard Aero and Kadex Aero Supply. Our luncheon was sponsored by our Exhibitors. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was a good chance to spend more time in the exhibit hall!
Over the two days, our session topics were Magneto 500 Hour inspection, Propeller Balance, Ignition Systems Update, M250 Update, Helicopter Rotor Track & Balance, Life Raft & Survival Suit Update, Quality and Airworthiness, Parts Documentation, Deferred Defects, and SDR Reporting. Based on the responses on the critique sheets, these sessions were well received..
When the sessions were done for the day, the annual General Meeting of the AME Association was held. Followed by something new this year – The Industry Social – this event was held in the Exhibit Hall. This was an opportunity for exhibitors and delegates to interact in a social atmosphere. It was also an opportunity for the exhibitors to invite some of their clients into the conference. This event was enjoyed by all.
This jam packed day was followed by our evening event – the Dinner and Awards Banquet. Several Awards were presented after the dinner. The Earl Blakney Aviall Canada Limited Award was presented to Mario Morales from Forest Protection in NB. The Roger Richard Memorial Award was presented to John Sarty. The Newfoundland Government Air Services Award was presented to GasTOPS. The AME Association Bursary Award went to Rebecca Warren from NSCC. Our entertainment for the evening was Tony Quinn. Tony is an entertaining speaker and an excellent comedian. This was sponsored by Aerotec Engines Ltd., Atlantic Avionics Inc., Jazz Aviation and GasTOPS.
On Friday morning we started the morning off with a brief presentation from Todd Lintaman. Todd is from NSCC and he spoke on the World Skills Competition to be held in San Paulo, Brazil in August 2015. NSCC is very proud to be sending a former student to this event. Ryan Leedham won GOLD in the Skills Canada competition for aircraft maintenance. He will be representing Canada at this event. Best of luck! Ryan. Sessions ran all day until our closing at 1430. Dates for next year are April 6th – 8th, 2016 in Moncton.
Our conference would not be a success without the support of generous donations and sponsorships of events. Following is our list of supporters – 3-Points Aviation, Ackland Granger, Action Aero Inc, Aerospace Products International, Aerotec Engines Ltd, Aerovision International, Air Dynamics Co Ltd, Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd., Atlantic Avionics Inc., AV-DEC, Aviall Canada Ltd, Avianor, Inc., Avmax Aviation Services Inc, AvTec Aero Maintenance Inc., Bell Helicopter, Benella Holdings, Boomer Technical Resources Ltd., Canadian Institute for NDE (CINDE), Canadian Propeller Ltd., CanJet Airlines, CASP Aerospace Inc., Champion Aerospace, Concorde Battery Corp., Consolidated Turbine Specialists, DSS Aviation Inc., Emergency Parts Logistics Inc., Field Aviation, Fine Line Silkscreening Ltd., GasTOPS Ltd., Hope Aero Propeller and Components Inc., I.M.P. Aerospace, Jazz Aviation, LP, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax, Kadex Aero Supply Ltd., KLX Aerospace Solutions, Land and Sea Instruments Ltd. , NDT Products Ltd., Newfoundland Helicopters, Peck Aero, PPG Aerospace, Precision Aero Components, Proarc Aircraft Welding Ltd., Purolator Inc., RAE Industrial Electronics Ltd., Rideout Tool & Machine Inc., Slemon Park Corporation, Sobeys – Aviation Dept., Standard Aero, Testforce Systems Inc., Trikon Technologies Inc. , Universal Helicopters, Vector Aerospace Corp., Woodlawn Instruments Ltd., and Wright Instruments Inc.
ARAMC 2015 Photo Gallery
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ARAMC 2015 Stats
140 Delegates from Atlantic Canada made up of Director of Maintenance from various Corporations, Business Aviation, AMO’s, Purchasing Agents, and independent AME’s
80 Students and will become future AME’s from the two Training Institutions in Atlantic Canada, College of the North Atlantic (CONA) and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
Displayers and supporters: (listed in alphabetical order)
|Ackland Granger||Action Aero Inc.|
|Aerospace Products International||Aerotech Engines|
|Aerovision||Air Dynamics Co Ltd.|
|Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd.||Atlantic Avionics Inc.|
|AV-DEC||Aviall Canada Ltd.|
|Avianor Inc.||Avmax Aviation Services Inc|
|AvTec Aero Maintenance Inc.||Bell Helicopter|
|Boomer Technical Resources Ltd.||Canadian Institute for NDE (CINDE)|
|Canadian Propeller Ltd.||Canjet Airlines|
|CASP Aerospace Inc.||Champion Aerospace|
|Concorde Battery Corp.||Consolidated Turbine Specialists|
|DSS Aviation Inc.||Emergency Parts Logistics Inc.|
|Field Aviation||Fine line Silk-screening Ltd.|
|GasTOPS Ltd.||Hope Aero Propeller and Components Ltd.|
|IMP Aerospace||Jazz Aviation LP|
|Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax||KADEX Aero Supply Ltd.|
|KLX Aerospace Solutions||Land and Sea Instruments Ltd.|
|NDT Products Ltd.||PPG Aerospace|
|Precision Aero Components||Proarc Aircraft Welding Ltd.|
|Purolator Inc.||RAE Industrial Electronics Ltd.|
|Rideout Tool & Machine Inc.||Slemon Park Corporation|
|Sobeys Aviation Dept.||Standard Aero|
|Testforce Systems Inc.||Trikon Technologies|
|Vector Aerospace Corp.||Woodlawn Instruments Ltd.|
|Wright Instruments Inc.|
The 36th. Annual Atlantic Region Aircraft Maintenance Conference was held at the Sheraton
Hotel Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, April 23 – 25, 2014.
On behalf of the organizing committee and the A.M.E. Association (Atlantic) Inc., I would
like to thank the 200+ delegates who attended this year’s event.
A special thank you to our thirty-seven (37) exhibitors, presenters and sponsors, without
your generous support, these events would not be possible. Thank you!
Heartfelt thanks also are extended to Emergency Parts Logistics Inc. (Wayne Galley) and
GasTops (Aiden Donahue) for sponsorship of the Meet and Greet and Banquet
entertainment. Once again thanks!
The theme of the ARAMC 2014 was “Safety has no quitting time”. This year marked the
return of the TC Panel and from all indications, it was very beneficial to those in attendance.
Another highlight was the break out session by Transport Canada which covered the topic of
Corrective Action Plans. This session was attended by twenty-five people from the D.O.M.’s,
Quality Assurance Managers and Quality Assurance Inspectors from various organizations
throughout the region. A highly successful event. I would also like to thank all the
presenters at the Technical sessions. All topics were very beneficial to those in attendance.
Congratulations to all our Awards recipients:
Earl Blakney Aviall Canada Limited Award – Dion Chaulk and Craig Howell
Roger Richard Memorial Award – David Brooking
Nfld. Govt. Air Services Memorial Award – Robert Whittle
A.M.E. Association (Atlantic) Inc. Bursary Award – Madison Somers
Canadian A.M.E. Hall of Fame – Randy Cross
Congratulations to all!
After the Awards presentations, the audience was treated to some great Newfoundland
comedy by John Sheehan.
As one conference draws to a close, the wheels are in motion for the 37th. Annual ARAMC to
be held at the Westin Hotel, April 15 – 17, 2015 in Halifax, N.S. Please feel free to send in
your suggestions on subjects that you would like to see presented in the future.
A full ARAMC report is in the June 2014 AME Association (Atlantic) Inc. newsletter. If you
would like any further information on the ARAMC 2014 or a copy of your Certificate of
Attendance, contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mel Crewe – Chairperson