Philip Davies provided expert advice on regional economic trends and aviation activity for this project led by Wave Point Consulting Ltd. in cooperation with Roy Matson of RMAT Consulting. The Omineca Beetle Action Coalition (OBAC) OBAC was formed in 2005 to develop a diversification plan and implement strategies to reduce the economic impacts of the mountain pine beetle infestation on local communities. The objective of the Air Traffic and Airport Improvement Project was to develop a strategy to enable the OBAC region to attract investment, enhance existing business opportunities, and prepare for any growth in the regional aviation activity. The scope of the project included aviation market research, functional analysis of operational and infrastructure issues, and recommendations for a regional air traffic and airport improvement strategy.