The NACC is an association intended for all air carriers facing similar regulatory and policy issues. All large passenger air carriers are eligible for NACC membership, provided that they hold certificates authorizing passenger seating capacity of 70 passengers or more and other licenses required in our by-laws.
The NACC is an association intended for all air carriers facing similar regulatory and policy issues. All passenger air carriers are eligible for NACC membership, provided that they hold the certifications and licenses required in our by-laws.
Please contact us for information about joining the NACC.
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Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is composed of senior executives from each member airline.
Mike McNaney, Chair
Vice-President, Industry, Corporate and Airport Affairs, WestJet
General Manager, Air Transat
President and CEO, WestJet
Senior Director, Quality Assurance and Technical Operations
President and CEO, Air Canada
President, Jazz Aviation LP
Senior Vice-President, Regional Markets, Air Canada
Vice-President, Airports and System Operations Confrol, Jazz Aviation LP
Our Executive Committee is composed of aviation industry experts from each member airline.
Senior Director, Government and Industry Affairs, Air Transat
Director, Government Affairs - Federal Government and Ontario, Air Canada
Director, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, WestJet
Manager, Corporate Communications and Industry Affairs, Jazz Aviation LP
Working with the Executive Committee, our team runs the day to day operations of the NACC.
Executive Director, National Airlines Council of Canada
Marc-André O’Rourke is Executive Director of the National Airlines Council of Canada. He advocates for safe, secure, environmentally responsible and cost competitive air travel by engaging with government, industry stakeholders and the media.
Prior to joining the NACC in 2012, Marc-André was Assistant General Counsel, with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), the federal agency responsible for passenger and personnel screening. Marc-André started his career as an associate lawyer with the full service law firm of Cox & Palmer, focusing on civil litigation, insurance and employment matters.
Marc-André holds a law degree from the Université de Moncton and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Senior Manager, Operations
As Senior Manager, Operations, Suzanne supports NACC and its subcommittees with their operational and regulatory initiatives. Suzanne brings with her a wealth of experience and a tremendous skill set. She was most recently Manager, Cabin Safety at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where she liaised with governments and industry stakeholders and drove the development of global standards.
Previously, Suzanne worked as Manager, Global Training at Airports Council International (ACI) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation Inspector.
Janet Meldrum has been with the National Airlines Council of Canada since 2011. She has over 30 years experience in various administrative roles including with various federal departments such as Transport Canada Civil Aviation Medicine, Health Canada First Nations & Inuit Health Branch and Office of Nutrition Policy & Promotion. Janet rounds out her week by teaching piano and Music for Young Children classes.
Many of the NACC’s activities are undertaken by our subcommittees, representing the combined expertise of our member air carriers in the following fields: