Charter Permit Application Guide for U. S. Originating Transborder United States Charters (TUSC)

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Application Filed Pursuant To The Air Transportation Regulations (ATR)

July 1996

I. U.S. Originating Transborder United States Charters (TUSC)

1) Legislative References

  • Part IV, Sections 76 to 78(1) of the Air Transportation Regulations (ATR)
  • Part IV, Division V, Sections 103 to 103.5 of the ATR

2) Carrier Must Hold:

  • Non-Scheduled International licence: valid for charter operations between Canada and the United States
  • 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)

3) Carrier Requirement

A charter that originates in the United States and that is destined to Canada shall be operated in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States. The carrier must have received permission from the aeronautical authorities of the United States for the charter.

4) Prior Notification

Prior Notification is required for aircraft having a maximum certificated take-off weight (MCTOW) greater than 35,000 lbs.

An air carrier operating a charter that originates in the United States shall notify the Agency in writing not less than 48 hours before the date and time of the arrival in Canada of the charter or, in the case of a series of charters, the date of the first of those charters, with the following information:

  1. the name or the charter category of the charter under the rules and regulations of the United States;
  2. the name, address, telephone and facsimile numbers of each charterer;
  3. every airport of enplanement or point of departure and every airport of deplanement or point of destination of the charter; including each airport proposed to be used by the air carrier;
  4. the dates and times of arrival and departure of each charter; and
  5. the aircraft type and, where applicable, the passenger seating capacity and the nature, quantity and total weight of goods to be carried for each charterer on each charter.

5) Operational Restrictions

No U.S. air carrier shall operate a TUSC flight or series of TUSC flights for a courier service using aircraft having a MCTOW greater than 35,000 lbs serving more than one point in Canada on a single flight.

6) Sample Notification

For your convenience, please find attached a sample of a notification form.

II. 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.
(Space Allocated For Your Company Logo)
From: _______________ _______________
  Print Your Name Phone Number
  _______________ _______________
  Name Of The Company (Carrier) Fax Number



FAX NUMBER: 819-953-5572


U.S. Originating Charter Flight Information

Date Of Flight:_______________ Charter Type:_______________

Charterer Name, Address And Fax Number:________________________________________________

U.S. Origin(s):__________________ Etd:_______________
Canadian Destination (s):____________________ Etd:______________(Local)
Aircraft Type:____________________ Passenger Seating Capacity:____________________

Or Type Of Goods, Quantity And Total Weight Carried:____________________

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