Regulatory and Government Support

In the ever-changing government and regulatory environment, AirTrav provides pointed effective support on a wide range of influential matters pertaining to federal legislation, policy frameworks and regulations. Our advice helps guide a wide-ranging set of clients including airlines, developers, governments, law firms, pipeline operators, public utilities, travel agency chains, and more. Our support has included the following areas:

  • Advocacy letters for industry associations and travel agency chains
  • Analytical support pertaining to potential Competition Bureau investigations
  • Backing for potential changes in bilateral air service agreements that are before government transport agencies
  • Consultation of industry input on behalf of government transport departments
  • Evaluation of government facilities including fuel storage, and provision of divestment and outsourcing options
  • Expert opinions and appearances before utilities commissions that regulate energy transmission and transportation safety
  • Impact on the aviation sector of carbon pricing initiatives, including cap and trade, offset programs and outright carbon taxes
  • Licencing guidance for start-up air carriers
  • Policy guidance covering a wide range of aviation and passenger travel matters
  • Research and analytics for pending government legislative or regulatory changes, including government transport bills
  • Support for submissions to government transport authorities regarding potential changes to aerodrome/heliport flight paths