FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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