Canada’s Airports Welcome Paul Benoit to CATSA Board

March 14, 2014


OTTAWA (March 14, 2014) – The Canadian Airports Council today welcomed the announcement that Paul Benoit has been named to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s board of directors.

“Paul brings well-rounded experience to CATSA’s board of directors from a career in aviation spanning over three decades,” said CAC Chair Tom Ruth. “CATSA plays an essential role in the safety and security of Canada’s skies.”

Formerly president and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority, Mr. Benoit is a past chair of the CAC and long-time CAC board member.

“Paul has been a proactive and innovative leader in airport-related security initiatives over the years,  and this experience will be a welcome addition to the CATSA board.”

The CAC nominates two individuals to CATSA’s board for a term up to five years with a possibility of renewal.

About the Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council International-North America, is the voice for Canada’s airports community.  Its 45 members represent more than 120 airports, including all of the privately operated National Airports System (NAS) airports and many municipal airports across Canada. Canada’s airports are independently operated by non-share capital corporations that are fully responsible for self-funding their operating and infrastructure costs, and balancing the needs and interests of the communities they serve. Together, CAC members handle virtually all of the nation’s air cargo and international passenger traffic, and 95% of domestic passenger traffic. In 2012, Canada’s air transp


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at