Blackmac Posted October 11, 2004 Report Share Posted October 11, 2004 When I was with the contracting section for air ops in PWGSC we did a study on federal air ops , such as, firefighting,offshore survelliance, coast guard, including flight services for both aircraft and helicopters. Also included were aircraft operated by Environment Canada, and a few other departments. Most of these jobs can and should be done by the private sector, including the Fisherie's helicopter contracts that were originally done by the private sector and then taken over "Coast Guard" to justify there helicopter program. I HAVE STATED THIS BEFORE AND EVERYBODY INCLUDING "HAC" LETS THE DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS OWN AND OPERATE AIRCRAFT ON THERE BEHALF. TREASURY BOARD MAKES THE BROAD STATEMENT THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT THERE TO DO BUSINESS THAT SHOULD BE DONE BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR. BIG JOKE. My province "Ontario". The following should be privatized: Ontario Hydro Helicopters OPP Helicopters MNR Helicopters and Water Bombers ??????? THIS TAKEN FROM PPRuNe: Public Use or Contract out to Private Industry? Lately, several arguments have been heard regards "Public Use" aircraft and operation of those aircraft by government agencies within the United States. Private Operators take the position Government Agencies should not be allowed to take advantage of the US Government's Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) to obtain surplus aircraft and equipment at taxpayer expense, then modify those aircraft (again at taxpayer expense), operate under the very lenient FAR's pertaining to "Public Use" aircraft and operations, then "compete" with the private sector to perform functions that could be contracted out or performed by the private sector. The US Forest Service contracts out a tremendous amount of work and has policies that require the agency to use the private industry whenever possible. The State of Oregon, for instance, has state legislation (lobbied for by private ....meaning non-governmental....helicopter operators) that require the State Government to operate to the exact same standard as regular operators so that at least the maintenance and training standards are the same for both state "public use" aircraft and operations as for the private sector. Question.....should governmental agencies be allowed to operate their own aviation units under the "Public Use" regulations, obtain aircraft by means of the FEPP and use taxpayer dollars to subsidize their operations and then compete with the private sector for operations, flights, aerial work, tasks, and such that could be contracted out or done wholly by the private sector? Is this competition and its detrimental effect upon private industry good for the national interest? Are these government operations and their negative effect upon the profitability of the private sector actually harming the amount of resources that could be available in time of natural disasters or terrorist events? ------------------------- Allthough allot of what is said does not apply in Canada, the similarities are there. Try and list any other jobs that governments are presently doing, that could be done by the private sector. Cheers, Don Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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