Decision No. 180-A-1997

March 26, 1997

March 26, 1997

APPLICATION by Helijet Airways Inc. pursuant to subsection 69(1) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, for a licence to operate a scheduled international service, small aircraft, between points in Canada and points in the United States of America.

File No. M4210/H86-3

Docket No. 970282


Helijet Airways Inc. (hereinafter the applicant) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for a licence to operate the service set out in the title. The application was received on February 17, 1997 and was complete and ready for processing on March 19, 1997.

The applicant has been designated by the Minister of Transport in a letter dated April 4, 1995 to conduct international air transportation between points in Canada and points in the United States of America pursuant to the provisions of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America signed on February 24, 1995 (hereinafter the Agreement).

The applicant filed an affidavit attesting that within the preceding twelve months, or since July 1, 1996, whichever is the shorter period, it did not contravene section 59 of the Canada Transportation Act (hereinafter the CTA) in that it has not sold, caused to be sold or publicly offered for sale in Canada transportation in respect of the applied for air service without holding the required licence. The applicant has also undertaken in respect of the air service applied for that it will not contravene section 59 of the CTA prior to the issuance of the applied for licence. The Agency is not aware of any evidence that the applicant contravened section 59 of the CTA after July 1, 1996.

The Agency has reviewed the material filed and is satisfied that the applicant meets the requirements of subsection 69(1) of the CTA. The Agency is also satisfied that the pertinent terms and conditions of the Agreement have been complied with.

Accordingly, the Agency will issue to the applicant a licence to operate a scheduled international service, small aircraft.

Pursuant to subsection 71(1) of the CTA, the Agency deems the terms and conditions set out below to be consistent with the Agreement and will therefore include them in the licence to be issued pursuant to this Decision.

The licence to be issued pursuant to this Decision shall be subject, in addition to the conditions prescribed by the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, as amended (hereinafter the ATR), to the requirements to hold a Canadian aviation document issued by the Minister of Transport and to have prescribed liability insurance coverage as set out in section 7 of the ATR, and to the following terms and conditions to which the licence is made subject pursuant to subsection 71(1) of the CTA:

  1. The Licensee is authorized to operate a scheduled international service between points in Canada and points in the United States of America.
  2. The operation of the scheduled international service authorized herein shall be conducted subject to the appropriate provisions of the Agreement and to any arrangements related thereto as may be agreed to between Canada and the United States of America.
  3. Unless terminated at an earlier date in accordance with the CTA or the Agreement, this licence shall terminate at the termination or expiration of the Agreement, or upon the effective date of any amendment to the Agreement which shall have the effect of eliminating the rights herein authorized.
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