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Date(s) - 08/01/2021
11:30 am - 1:30 pm



FRIDAY 08 JANUARY  1130 – 1300 HRS

Evolution to Revolution; Aviation Regulation in a changing world


Since the early pioneers of aviation, in the early 20th century, the aviation industry has been in a state of almost continuous change. As new technologies have emerged, the regulatory environment has kept pace, contributing to a continuous reduction in accident rates despite increasing air traffic volumes.  While change in aviation is nothing new, the current pace and scale of change within the industry has moved from a continuous evolution to a more violent revolution, requiring Transport Canada to transform our regulatory environment to meet these new realities. This presentation explores how Innovation, Globalization and Digitization are combining to present new challenges for Canada’s aviation regulator.


Dr. Jamie Johnson


Regional Director Civil Aviation, Government of Canada, Abbotsford BC



Jamie Johnson is the Regional Director of Civil Aviation at Transport Canada in the Pacific Region.  British-born Jamie gained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, before joining the Royal Air Force as an Engineering Officer. He spent the first few years in front-line operations with a Tornado fast-jet squadron including combat deployments.  He spent subsequent tours managing maintenance and logistics for the Lockheed C-130 Hercules fleet. After completing a Master’s degree in Air Vehicle Design, Jamie became a structural integrity specialist completing successive tours in both the UK and Canada, before once again returning to front-line operations.  After completing his military service, Jamie moved permanently to Canada working as Program Manager for Marshall Aerospace in Ottawa before relocating to British Columbia to become Program Director at Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford.  In 2016, Jamie joined the Federal Public Service as an aviation specialist for National Research Council before joining Transport Canada in January 2018.


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