- ISSUE 4/2007
- Copyright and Credits
- Guest Editorial
- To the Letter
- Winter Operations
- Flight Operations
- Maintenance and Certification
- Recently Released TSB Reports
- Accident Synopses
- Regulations and You
- The Civil Aviation Medical Examiner and You
- Flight Crew Recency Requirements — Self-Paced Study Program
- Full HTML Version
- PDF Version
The Civil Aviation Secretariat
by Lucille Kamal, Director, Civil Aviation Secretariat, Civil Aviation, Transport Canada
The Civil Aviation Secretariat provides a one-stop service point for general information on the Civil Aviation Program.
Part of the group’s responsibility is to manage the Civil Aviation Web site-the largest and most-visited site at Transport Canada-http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/menu.htm. A centralized Web team ensures that information is easily available to the public, is accessible to an increasingly diverse audience, and meets official language requirements.
In the spirit of continuous improvement, a major project is underway to revamp the Web site to improve the design of this important communication tool, which will allow us to better serve the needs of our stakeholders and better reflect important Program issues. Some of the changes proposed to date include expanding the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section as well as creating a topical gateway, which would allow users to access all information on that topic with a single click. The revamp of the Civil Aviation Web site will also include a gradual transition to a new government standard, which will increase the width of the pages as well as incorporate new and improved graphics.
Feedback from stakeholders and the general public is important as this project evolves. A survey has been posted on-line and asks users if they find what they are looking for, or if they find it difficult to get the information they wish to view; how, in their opinion, can a particular aspect of the Web site be improved; what works well for them, and what does not; and if navigation is a problem, or if they find it user-friendly enough to get them to where they want to go. By providing feedback, users are helping to develop a restructuring plan that will allow better access to Civil Aviation information, products and services.
Comments can also be provided at anytime directly to the Civil Aviation Web team at firstname.lastname@example.org, through the "Contact Us" button in the top menu on all Civil Aviation Web pages, or by phone at 1-800-305-2059 (North America). Stay tuned for changes to the site in the coming months, and visit often!
CADORS-Now Available on the Internet
Transport Canada collects aviation occurrence information through the Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS). The purpose of the system is to provide initial information on occurrences-involving any Canadian- or foreign-registered aircraft-and events that occur at Canadian airports, in Canadian sovereign airspace, or in international airspace for which Canada has accepted responsibility. Transport Canada endeavours to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data contained within CADORS; however, the information should be treated as preliminary, unsubstantiated, and subject to change. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is the official source of aviation accident and incident data in Canada. CADORS information can be found at: CADORS.
Transport Canada Civil Aviation Jobs On-Line!
Transport Canada Civil Aviation is always on the lookout for highly motivated, professional individuals interested in applying their technical expertise and practical experience in the field of aviation.
If you are interested in viewing current job opportunities within Transport Canada please visit the Public Service Commission of Canada job Web site at http://www.jobs.gc.ca/ or call 1-888-780-4444.
For more information on Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation program in general please visit: www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/menu.htm or call 1-800-305-2059.