Charter Permit Application Guide (International flights other than Canada/USA) for Canadian Originating Advance Booking Charters (ABC)

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Application Filed Pursuant To The Air Transportation Regulations (ATR)

July 1996

 Important Information

The Agency is in the process of amending the Air Transportation Regulations (ATR) to ensure that they conform with both the new International Cargo Charter Policy and the new International Passenger Charter Policy. In order to implement the new policies the Minister of Transport has asked the Agency to use its exemption powers. Consequently a request for exemption from those provisions of the ATR is required. A number of carriers have applied for and been granted a "general exemption" from those provisions of the ATR that conflict with the All Cargo and Passenger Policies.

On April 4, 2000, the Minister of Transport announced a new Policy for International Passenger Charter Air Services. The following requirements of the ATR have been eliminated:

  1. advance booking requirements
  2. an air carrier must provide round trip transportation
  3. tariffs filed with the Agency include rates to be charged for the charter of the aircraft
  4. minimum stay requirement
  5. minimum price requirement
  6. Canadian carriers be given the right of first refusal in respect of fifth freedom CPCs proposed to be operated by non-Canadian air carriers

Also, for your information:

  • advance payment protection, pursuant to the ATR, is retained
  • carriers are still prohibited from selling directly
  • full capacity of the aircraft must still be chartered

April 2000

I. Requirements to be Met

1) Legislative References

  • Part III, Division I, Section 23 and Division VI, Sections 47 to 72 of the Air Transportation Regulations (ATR)
  • Part V, Division II, Sections 108 to 135 of the ATR

2) Definition:

"Advance Booking Charter" or "ABC" means a round-trip passenger flight originating in Canada that is operated according to the conditions of a contract entered into between one or two air carriers and one or more charterers that requires the charterer or charterers to charter the entire passenger seating capacity of an aircraft for resale by them to the public, at a price per seat, not later than a specific number of days prior to the date of departure, of the flight from its origin in Canada.

3) Carrier Must Hold:

  • Non-Scheduled international licence: valid for charter operations between Canada and the point of destination
  • Insurance certificate: adequate insurance coverage pursuant to section 7 of the ATR
  • Operating certificate: must reflect aircraft type to be used for the operation (this document is issued by Transport Canada

Note: ABC charter permits are required for aircraft having a maximum certificated take-off weight (MCTOW) greater than 35,000 lbs.

4) Filing Time

An ABC application must be filed at least 15 days prior to the flight or the departure of the first of a series of flights.

5) Minimum Stay Requirement

The return of an ABC charter must not be commenced prior to the first Sunday after the date of departure for flights operated between Canada and Bermuda, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana,

or

The return of an ABC charter must not be commenced prior to the sixth day after the date of departure for all other destinations.

6) What Documentation a Carrier Must Submit:

  1. Charter contract or Transportation Agreement dated, and signed by both the carrier and charterer/tour operator, including a flight schedule and the mandatory conditions that:
    • "This contract is subject to and is deemed to include the terms and conditions stated in sections 51, 55, 56, 57, 59 of the Air Transportation Regulations"
    • Payment for each rotation will be payable ( ) days prior to departure.
      (This statement must appear on the page bearing the signatures of both the carrier and the charterer)
  2. If there are both Canadian and Foreign charterers on the aircraft, a copy of the foreign charter contract is to be submitted as well as a schedule of flights indicating the number of seats the foreign charterer has contracted.
  3. Proposed departure and arrival times.
  4. Calculation of charter price including tariff source or reference. All seats must be contracted for by one or more charterers or a combination of Canadian and Foreign charterers. Each charterer must charter at least 20 seats.
  5. Agreement of Guarantee accompanied by Schedule "A" or Letter of Credit accompanied by Statement.
  6. Provincial Registration (where applicable) as a wholesaler for each charterer.
  7. Year end financial statements of each charterer.
  8. In the event that the year end financial statements are dated six months prior to receipt of the contract by the Agency, financial statements of current date for each charterer.
  9. In the event the charterer is a new company, opening balance sheet.
  10. If the charterer is incorporated, evidence of incorporation by providing incorporating documents.
  11. For each charterer, Bank trust agreement and undertaking for each account where advance payments are deposited.
  12. Letter from the financial institution of each charterer indicating the amount of its line of credit.
  13. Name, address and nationality of the directors of each charterer.
  14. A summary of each charterer's experience relating to its transportation activities.

Items 6 to 14 need not be submitted if this information is already on file with the Canadian Transportation Agency and is current.

II. Samples of Various Documents

For your convenience, please find attached samples of the various documents that must be submitted when filing a Canadian originating ABC application.

III. General

Charter division contact numbers:

  • The facsimile number for the charter division of the Canadian Transportation Agency is 819-953-5572.
  • For further information on this guide, you can contact one of the Team Leaders.

The licensee must contact:

  • Transport Canada, for compliance with security requirements (General Inquiries 613-990-2309);
  • The local airport authority for permission to operate at specific times or for the use of any airport facility;
  • Canada Border Services Agency regarding the availability of clearance services and hours of operation of the port of entry (General Inquiries in English 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064).

Should there be any discrepancy between what is contained in this document and what is contained in the Canada Transportation Act and the Air Transportation Regulations the Canada Transportation Act and the Air Transportation Regulations shall prevail.

Charter Transportation Agreement

TYPE OF CHARTER: ABC AIRCRAFT: CONTRACT NO:
  SEATING CAPACITY:    

This Agreement made this ______day of ____________, ____ BETWEEN __________, (hereinafter called "Carrier") AND __________, (hereinafter called "Charterer") (Address of Charterer)

WHEREAS the Carrier shall provide aircraft with crew on a charter basis and the Charterer shall charter same, as hereinafter described, in accordance with and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and any appendices hereto, all of which shall be governed by the applicable tariffs of the Carrier filed pursuant to law with the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Aeronautics Act, the Canada Transportation Act and other regulations pertinent thereto.

NOW THEREFORE in consideration of the mutual covenants hereinafter set forth, the parties hereto agree:

DATESORIGINDESTINATIONTRAFFIC STOPSLIVE/FERRYCONTRACTED SEATS
           

(Provide details of flight schedule)

           
Baggage Allowance: Live Sector Charge:
Tariff Reference: Ferry Sector Charge:
Special Arrangements/Remarks: Other Charges:
Mandatory Conditions To Be Included In Each Contract: Taxes:
  Total:
  PaymentDue DateAmount
Deposit:      
First:      
Second:      
Balance:      
Total Charter Price:      

This contract is made subject to the terms and conditions stated in sections 51, 55, 56, 57 and 59 of the Air Transportation Regulations
Payment for each rotation will be payable ( ) days prior to departure

This Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of (province, state or country)

On Behalf Of The Air CarrierOn Behalf Of The Charterer
Signature Signature
Per Per
Title Title
Witness Witness

Contract No.:

Flight Schedule

Charter Type: ABC

Routing: Toronto/Lisbon/Toronto

DATEORIGIN/DESTINATION(NAME OF CHARTERER)
Seats Contracted

10-MAR-96

YYZ/LIS

228

10-MAR-96

LIS/YYZ

---

17-MAR-96

YYZ/LIS

228

17-MAR-96

LIS.YYZ

228

24-MAR-96

YYS/LIS

228

24-MAR-96

LIS/YYZ

228

31-MAR-96

YYZ/LIS

---

31-MAR-96

LIS/YYZ

228

March 10, 1996 Flight Live/Ferry
March 31, 1996 Flight Ferry/Live

Proposed Departure and Arrival Times: (Local Times)

Charterer:

Contract No:

Calculation Of Charter Price

TARIFF REFERENCE:

CTA (A) No.:

page(s):

(ABC)

LIVE ABC:

FERRY ABC:

 

MILEAGE REFERENCE:

IATA/IAL AIR DISTANCES MANUAL:

IATA MILEAGE MANUAL:

INTERNATIONAL AERADIO LTD.:

Other, please Identify:

LIVE:FERRY:

(ORIGIN/DESTINATION) XXXX (MILES)

(ORIGIN/DESTINATION) XXXX (MILES)

COMPUTATION (ABC)

 

R/T Mileage

 

Rate

 

Number Of Seats

 

Number Of Rotations

 

Total

(Live)

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

=

(Ferry)

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

=

TOTAL

CHARTER

PRICE:

           

HANDLING:

       

TOTAL

CONTRACT

PRICE:

         

CA$

* ROUND

-TRIP

ABC

PRICE:

Price

per

seat

 

CA$

* MINIMUM ABC SEAT IS PRICE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

The minimum seat price is calculated by dividing the total charter price, which includes all charges (e.g.: ferry charges, ground handling and lay over charges) additional to the charge for air transportation, by the number of "live" seats (the number of seats available to carry passengers). The "ferry" seats (the number of seats involved in ferrying an aircraft from one point to another) are not used to determine the minimum seat price.

Agreement Of Guarantee

AGREEMENT OF GUARANTEE entered into this ____ day of (month), (year) at (name of City, Town, etc. and Province or Territory) Canada, between (name of air carrier)(the "Carrier"), and (name of Surety)(the "Surety").

WHEREAS, the Carrier is required by the Air Transportation Regulations of the Canada Transportation Act to ensure that all advance payments paid by Charterers under certain air charter transportation contracts set out from time to time in Schedule "A" hereto (the "Charter Contract(s)") representing the unperformed portion of contracted transportation services (the "Advance Payments") are fully protected for the benefit of and in the name of the Charterers;

WHEREAS, the Carrier has requested the Surety to guarantee its prompt performance of such financial obligations; and

WHEREAS, the Surety has agreed at the request of the Carrier to provide the Charterers identified in the Charter Contracts with such guarantee upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and covenants and agreements herein contained and the payment of fees by the Carrier to the Surety on its own behalf and on behalf of the Charterers, the parties agree as follows:

    1. Where the Carrier
      1. cancels the applicable Charter Contract prior to the complete performance thereof, or
      2. has failed to operate or is unable to operate any flight pursuant to the applicable Charter Contract within 36 hours following the fixed time of departure,
      the Carrier and the Surety agree that all applicable Advance Payments paid by or on behalf of a Charterer to the Carrier shall be refunded on demand therefore to the Charterer or its duly designated representative (the "Refund Amount").
    2. The Carrier and the Surety agree that upon the termination of a Charter Contract by a Charterer, the Refund Amount shall be refunded to the Charterer or its duly designated representative.
    1. The Surety hereby guarantees the Carrier's performance promptly on demand therefore of its obligations to remit the Refund Amount as described in Paragraph 1 above (the "Refund Obligation"). Should the Carrier become liable under circumstances described in Paragraph 1 above to remit the Refund Amount, and should the Carrier fail to or be unable to promptly make such refund upon written or telegraphic demand made by the Charterer, addressed jointly to the Carrier and the Surety, with a copy dispatched by registered mail to the Secretary, Canadian Transportation Agency, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N9, the Surety agrees, in accordance with the agreement of the Charterer in Schedule "A" hereto, to pay the Refund Amount, in accordance with the Charterer's direction, into a designated trust account in the name and for the benefit of the Charterer. In such event, the Carrier shall be liable and it hereby agrees to reimburse the Surety for all amounts which the Surety is required to pay as aforesaid and for all reasonable expenses, including interest expenses, which the Surety thereby may have incurred.
    2. The Surety's obligation pursuant hereto shall be binding as a continuing obligation.
  1. Whenever the Surety is required to make a refund payment as provided in Paragraph 2, the Surety agrees to promptly make such payment in Canadian dollars at such place as the Charterer may specify in the manner set forth in that paragraph. Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, in no case shall the Surety be required to pay a sum greater than the aggregate amounts which the Charterer has paid, or on its behalf has been paid, to the Carrier. It is further agreed that the aggregate liability of the Surety under this Agreement of Guarantee is limited to a maximum of ______ 00/100 DOLLARS (CANADIAN) ($____).
    1. The liability of the Surety hereunder shall not be affected by:
      1. any lack of validity or enforceability of any Charter Contract or the failure on the part of the Carrier or any Charterer to carry out any of its obligations under such Charter Contracts,
      2. the bankruptcy, winding up, liquidation, dissolution or insolvency of the Carrier or any Charterer,
      3. any lack of or limitation of power, incapacity or disability on the part of the Carrier or of the directors, partners or agent thereof or any other irregularity, defect or informality on the part of the Carrier in its obligations to any Charterer, or
      4. any law, regulation or other circumstance which might otherwise constitute a defence available to, or discharge of, the Surety in respect of any or all of its obligations hereunder.
    2. Subject to the limitations and provisions set forth in this Agreement, the Surety agrees to execute individual undertakings in the form set forth in Schedule "A" to this Agreement with the Carrier and each Charterer in respect of the Charter Contracts entered into between the Carrier and each Charterer.
    3. A Charterer shall not be bound or obligated to exhaust its recourse against the Carrier or other persons or any securities or collateral that it might hold or to which it might be entitled or to take any other action before being entitled to demand payment from the Surety.
    1. This Agreement may only be terminated or amended upon either the Carrier or the Surety giving at least 45 days written notice of termination or amendment to the other and to all Charterers having Advance Payments on deposit with the Carrier with a copy of said notice being dispatched by registered mail to the Secretary, Canadian Transportation Agency, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N9, and such termination or amendment shall not take effect for a period of at least 45 days from the date notice was given to the Secretary of the Canadian Transportation Agency.
    2. Any termination or amendment of this Agreement shall in no way prejudice any rights or obligations of the parties acquired hereunder prior to the effective date of such change.
    3. No amendment to this Agreement shall be valid unless set forth in writing and duly executed by the Carrier and the Surety.
  2. This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto, including any Charterers who become parties hereto by virtue of the execution of one or more addenda in the form of Schedule "A" hereto and each shall be entitled to the benefit of this Agreement. This Agreement shall enure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective successors and permitted assignors of the parties hereto.
  3. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to any Refund Obligation of the Surety arising under the Charter Contracts identified in Schedule "A". As such, this Agreement supersedes any prior understandings and agreements between the parties concerning such Charter Contracts.
  4. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of __________, and by the laws of Canada applicable therein.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date hereinbefore set forth.

____________________

____________________

(name of witness)

(signature of authorized person representing the Carrier)

____________________

 

(address of witness)

 

____________________

 

(address of witness)

 

____________________

 

(signature of witness)

 

____________________

____________________

(name of witness)

(signature of authorized person representing the Surety)

____________________

 

(address of witness)

 

____________________

 

(address of witness)

 

____________________

 

(signature of witness)

 

SCHEDULE "A" TO AN AGREEMENT OF GUARANTEE ENTERED INTO THE ____ DAY OF (month) , (year) (THE "GUARANTEE AGREEMENT") BETWEEN (name of air carrier) (THE "CARRIER") AND (name of surety) (THE "SURETY")

This Schedule "A" is an attachment to each charter contract (individually, the "Charter Contract") entered into between the Carrier and each of its charterers (the "Charterer(s)") and is also incorporated as a Schedule to the above-referenced Guarantee Agreement entered into between the Carrier and the Surety. In compliance with the requirements of the Air Transportation Regulations of the Canada Transportation Act and in order to fully protect the Charterers with whom it has contracted, the Carrier has entered into the Guarantee Agreement with the Surety. In consideration of the below-designated Charterer's execution of the Charter Contract and the payment of a fee by the Carrier to the Surety, the Carrier and the Surety have agreed to extend the benefits of the Guarantee Agreement to the Charterer which shall be considered to be a party to the Guarantee Agreement in respect of the following flights contracted for:

Contracted Flights:

____________________

 

(Contract Nos.)

 

____________________

 

(Contract Nos.)

____________________

____________________

(signature of authorized person representing the Carrier)

(date of signature)

____________________

____________________

(signature of authorized person representing the Surety)

(date of signature)

I, (name of authorized person), am the (title of office) of (name of the Charterer) and I have reviewed and have in my possession this Schedule "A", and a copy of the Guarantee Agreement entered into on (date). Further, (name of the Charterer), agrees that Refund Amounts as described in the Guarantee Agreement and that may be paid to it by the Surety, pursuant to the Guarantee Agreement, will be deposited in a trust account unencumbered to the best of my knowledge by any interest of any secured creditor in the name and for the benefit of (name of the Charterer) and that monies withdrawn from trust can only be used for the payment of replacement air transportation or to refund proposed users, either directly or through the appropriate travel agent or provincial authority.

I make this statement solely in my capacity as an authorized officer, as aforesaid, and not in my personal capacity.

____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Charterer)
____________________ ____________________
(address of witness) (date of signature of authorized person representing the Charterer)
____________________  
(address of witness)  
____________________  
(signature of witness)  

Amendment To Agreement Of Guarantee On Less Than 45 Days Notice

Date:

Amendment to Agreement of Guarantee dated __________, between ________________, the "Carrier", and _______________, the "Surety"

Notwithstanding the requirement contained in the above Agreement of Guarantee that the Agreement may only be terminated or amended upon either the Carrier or the Surety giving at least 45 days written notice of termination or amendment to the other and to all Charterers having advance payments on deposit with the Carrier with a copy of such notice being dispatched to the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Surety and the Carrier hereby agree that the aggregate liability of the Surety under the above-noted Agreement of Guarantee is amended from _____ 00/100 DOLLARS (CANADIAN)($____) to _____ 00/100 DOLLARS (CANADIAN) ($____) effective __________.

This amendment to the Agreement of Guarantee, to come into force on the above-noted effective date, shall be valid only once a copy of this amendment has been given to all Charterers having advance payments on deposit with the Carrier and once a copy has been received and approved, in writing, by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

All other provisions contained in the Agreement of Guarantee remain unchanged.

____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the Carrier)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Carrier)
____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the Surety)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Surety)

Termination of Agreement of Guarantee on Less Than 45 Days Notice

Date:

Termination of Agreement of Guarantee dated ______ between _______________, the "Carrier" and _______________, the "Surety"

Notwithstanding the requirement contained in the above Agreement of Guarantee that the Agreement may only be terminated or amended upon either the Carrier or the Surety giving at least 45 days written notice of termination or amendment to the other and to all Charterers having advance payments on deposit with the Carrier with a copy of such notice being dispatched to the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Surety and the Carrier hereby agree to terminate the Agreement effective __________.

Termination of the Agreement of Guarantee on the above-noted effective date shall be valid only once a copy of this termination notice has been given to all charterers having advance payments on deposit with the Carrier and once a copy has been received and approved, in writing, by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

All other provisions contained in the Agreement of Guarantee remain unchanged.

____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the carrier)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the carrier)
____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the Surety)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Surety)

Irrevocable Standby Letter Of Credit

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION ____________________
  (name of financial institution)
  ____________________
  (address of financial institution)
  ____________________
  (address of financial institution)
BENEFICIARY ____________________
  (name of beneficiary)
  ____________________
  (address of beneficiary)
  ____________________
  (address of beneficiary)
EFFECTIVE DATE: ____________________
EXPIRY DATE: ____________________
Irrevocable Standby Letter Of Credit Identification Number ____________________

IRREVOCABLE STANDBY LETTER OF CREDIT FOR _____ 00/100 dollars (Canadian) ($____). (name of financial institution), (the "Bank") establishes in favor of (name of beneficiary) (the"Beneficiary") an Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit for an amount up to in the aggregate, a maximum of ______ 00/100 DOLLARS (CANADIAN) ($____).

This Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit is issued subject to the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, 1993 revision, ICC publication No.500 and engages the parties hereto in accordance with the terms thereof.

This Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit is issued pursuant to the request of (name of air carrier)(the "Carrier") and to certain air charter transportation contracts (the "Charter Contract(s)") entered into between the Carrier and the Beneficiary. It is issued in accordance with the Air Transportation Regulations of the Canada Transportation Act to ensure that all advance payments paid by the Beneficiary to the Carrier under the Charter Contracts, representing the unperformed portion of contracted transportation services (the "Advance Payments"), are fully protected for the benefit of and in the name of the Beneficiary.

The amount due under this Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit will be paid to the Beneficiary at its first written demand, in the manner prescribed herein, upon presentation of the following to the Bank:

  1. The Beneficiary's signed demand upon the Bank in which it is certified that it is entitled to receive the Advance Payments claimed by it for refund pursuant to this Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit as such monies are due and payable by the Carrier pursuant to specifically identified Charter Contracts.
  2. The Beneficiary's signed declaration which states that:
    1. the Carrier has cancelled the applicable Charter Contract prior to the complete performance thereof,
    2. the Carrier has failed to operate or is unable to operate any flight pursuant to the applicable Charter Contract within 36 hours following the fixed time of departure, or
    3. the Beneficiary has cancelled the applicable Charter Contract.
  3. The original of this Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit.
  4. The Beneficiary's signed declaration that a copy of its demand has been dispatched by registered mail to the Secretary, Canadian Transportation Agency, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N9.
  5. The Beneficiary's direction to wire or otherwise deposit the amount specified in the demand to or into a designated trust account in the name and for the benefit of the Beneficiary (the "Trust Account"), pursuant to this Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit.
  6. The Beneficiary's written acknowledgment that such monies will be withdrawn from trust by the Beneficiary only for the payment of replacement air transportation or to refund proposed users, either directly or through the appropriate travel agent or provincial authority.

Upon receipt of the foregoing documents, the Bank shall pay to the Beneficiary, as directed, the amount stated in the demand provided that the amount so claimed does not exceed the maximum amount of this Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit. The Bank shall, in accordance with the direction of the Beneficiary, make payments under this Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit directly into the Trust Account. The Bank's obligation pursuant hereto shall be binding as a continuing obligation.

This Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit may only be terminated or amended upon the parties hereto, including the Beneficiary, giving at least 45 days written notice of termination or amendment to the Secretary, Canadian Transportation Agency, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N9, and such termination or amendment shall not take effect for a period of at least 45 days from the date notice was given to the Secretary of the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Any termination or amendment of this Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit shall in no way prejudice any rights or obligations of the parties, including the Beneficiary, acquired hereunder prior to the effective date of such change.

No amendment to this Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit shall be valid unless set forth in writing and executed by the Bank and agreed to by the Beneficiary.

This Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of __________, and by the laws of Canada applicable therein.

____________________
(name of authorized representative of Bank)
____________________
(signature of authorized representative of Bank)

Statement for Irrevocable Letters of Credit

I, (name of authorized person) am the (title of officer) of (name of charterer), and I have reviewed and have in my possession the currently valid, subsisting and original Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit No. (identification number) in the amount of (Cdn. dollar amount) issued by (name of financial institution) on behalf of (the name of air carrier) in favour of (name of charterer).

Further, (name of charterer) agrees that monies payable by (name of financial institution) pursuant to the above-referenced Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit will be deposited in a trust account unencumbered to the best of my knowledge by any interest of any secured creditor in the name and for the benefit of (name of Charterer) and that monies withdrawn from trust can be used only for the payment of replacement air transportation or to refund proposed users, either directly or through the appropriate travel agent or provincial authority.

I make this statement solely in my capacity as an authorized officer, as aforesaid, and not in my personal capacity.

____________________ ____________________
(name of Witness) (signature of authorized person for the Charterer)
____________________ ____________________
(address of witness) (date of signature of authorized person for the Charterer)
____________________  
(address of witness)  
____________________  
(signature of witness)  

AMENDMENT TO IRREVOCABLE STANDBY LETTER OF CREDIT ON LESS THAN 45 DAYS NOTICE

Date:

Amendment to Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit, Identification Number

Notwithstanding the requirement contained in the above Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit that it may only be terminated or amended upon the parties thereto giving at least 45 days written notice of termination or amendment to the Canadian Transportation Agency, all parties to the Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit hereby agree that the dollar amount of the Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit is amended from ______ 00/100 DOLLARS (CANADIAN)($____) to ______ 00/100 DOLLARS (CANADIAN) ($____) effective __________.

This amendment to the Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit, to come into force on the above-noted effective date, shall be valid only once the original of this amendment has been given to (the Beneficiary), and a copy of such has been received and approved, in writing, by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

All other provisions contained in the above Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit remain unchanged.

____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the Carrier)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Carrier)
____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the Bank)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Bank)
____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the Beneficiary)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Beneficiary)

TERMINATION OF IRREVOCABLE STANDBY LETTER OF CREDIT ON LESS THAN 45 DAYS NOTICE

Date:

Termination of Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit, Identification Number _____________.

Notwithstanding the requirement contained in the above Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit that it may only be terminated or amended upon the parties thereto giving at least 45 days written notice of termination or amendment to the Canadian Transportation Agency, all parties to the Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit hereby agree to terminate the Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit effective __________.

Termination of the Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit on the above-noted effective date shall be valid only once the original of this termination notice has been given to (the Beneficiary), and a copy of such has been received and approved, in writing, by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

All other provisions contained in the above Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit remain unchanged.

____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the Carrier)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Carrier)
____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the Bank)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Bank)
____________________ ____________________
(name of witness) (name of authorized person representing the Beneficiary)
____________________ ____________________
(signature of witness) (signature of authorized person representing the Beneficiary)

Trust Agreement

This Agreement made in duplicate on the ______ day of __________, A.D., between
Tour Operator/Charterer:
Name:
Address:
(hereinafter called the "Tour Operator/Charterer) Of The First Part

- and -

Bank or Financial Institution:
Name:
Address:
(hereinafter called the "Bank") Of The Second Part

Whereas the Canadian Transportation Agency the (CTA) has requested the Tour Operator/Charterer to establish an In Trust Bank Account for the purposes of depositing all monies therein collected for the sale of tours and or charter flights in order that the amounts on deposit in such In Trust Bank Account cannot be seized for the debts of the Tour Operator/Charterer in the event of its bankruptcy or insolvency.

And Whereas the Tour Operator/Charterer has set up an In Trust Bank Account(s) with the Bank for the deposit of all monies collected for the sale of tours and/or charter flights.

Now Therefore This Agreement witnesseth as follows:

  1. It is agreed that all monies deposited in the In Trust Bank Account(s), number(s) will be treated with the Bank's usual procedures relating to trust accounts, subject to all applicable provisions of the Bank Act.
  2. It is agreed that the CTA is authorized to inspect the records of the Bank relating to this In Trust Bank Account(s) at any time during normal business hours.
  3. It is agreed that the In Trust Bank Account(s) and this Agreement may be terminated only upon either party giving 60 days written notice of termination to the other party with a copy of such notice being dispatched to the Secretary, Canadian Transportation Agency, Hull, Quebec, KlA ON9.

In Witness Whereof the parties hereto have hereunto signed the within Agreement.

Bank Tour Operator/Charterer
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Signature Signature
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Name and Title (Typed or printed) Name and Title (Typed or printed)

UNDERTAKING

NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT witnesseth the following arrangements for securing of (name of Tour Operator/Charterer)'s (hereinafter called the Tour Operator/Charterer) clients advance payments.

The undersigned hereby undertakes to:

  1. Deposit all monies as collected for the sale of tours and or charter flights in an In Trust Bank Account at (name of Bank) in account(s) No(s) (account no(s))
  2. The said monies will be used prior to the completion of the tour and or charter flight solely for the purpose of paying air charter price to the air carrier in accordance with the terms of the charter contract with the air carrier and for the payment of ground transportation, hotel accommodation and incidental expenses connected with the tour in accordance with the terms of relevant contracts as related to advance payments received.
  3. Maintain separate records of all monies deposited with the Tour Operator/Charterer and maintained in the In Trust Bank Account(s) as specified in paragraph 1 above with all disbursements therefrom being supported by official statements of account and receipts for payments.
  4. Make withdrawals from the In Trust Bank Account(s) in respect to balance remaining only after the completion of the flight or tour.
  5. Authorize the Canadian Transportation Agency to inspect its records and In Trust Bank Account(s) at any time.
  6. Invest any temporary withdrawal of excess funds in Term Deposits or Certificates of Deposits of (name of Bank) and bearing the name (name of Tour operator/Charterer) -In Trust.
As witness Tour Operator/Charterer
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Signature Signature
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Name and Title of witness
(Typed or printed)
Name and Title of authorized signature of the Tour operator
(Typed or printed)
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