- Transport Canada’s website also contains a wealth of information on rules and procedures, laws and regulations, service difficulty advisories, airworthiness directives, and recent enforcement actions. Of particular note for researchers is the listing of service difficulty reports, a monthly summary of corporate and non-corporate offenders found to have breached aviation regulations (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/standards-enforcement-about-668.htm) and the agency’s annual reports (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/policy/anre-menu.htm).
- StatsCan publishes useful aviation service bulletins that include aviation trends, air-carrier statistics, and details such as the number of passengers carried and kilometres travelled ( http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/51-004-x/51-004-x2013003-eng.htm).
- If you need to make contact with pilots, work through their professional organizations. For starters, try the Air Line Pilots Association, International (http://alpa.org).
- The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (www.tsb.gc.ca) publishes an archive of all TSB accident investigation reports, summary statistics on accidents and incidents, TSB procedures, rules and regulations, and all TSB press releases.
- Nav Canada (www.navcanada.ca), the non-profit operator of air-traffic-control services in Canada, publishes an invaluable glossary of aviation terms for decrypting acronyms that constantly crop up in accident-investigation reports. The site also provides basic information on Nav Canada’s operations, including media releases and annual reports.
- For ground transportation research, Transport Canada publishes motor vehicle collision statistics
(http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/resources-researchstats-menu-847.htm). Several provinces also publish their own collision data:
- British Columbia: http://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/Statistics.aspx
- Newfoundland and Labrador: www.roads.gov.nl.ca/collisionstats/default.html
- Ontario publishes a comprehensive annual road-safety report that summarizes fatalities, injuries, and collisions.
- Transport Canada’s Road Safety Recall Database details vehicle recalls and safety issues.