Order No. 1993-A-31

February 2, 1993

February 2, 1993

IN THE MATTER OF the operation of Class 4 Charter domestic services and a domestic service by Bissett Air Service Limited - Licence Nos. 882831, 882832, 890129 and 890130.

File Nos. M4205/B42-4-3
M4205/B42-5-1
M4205/B42-4-1
M4205/B42-4-2


WHEREAS under Licence No. 882831, Bissett Air Service Limited (hereinafter the Licensee) is authorized to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Group A, from a base at Bissett, Manitoba;

AND WHEREAS under Licence No. 882832, the Licensee is authorized to operate a domestic service;

AND WHEREAS under Licence No. 890129, the Licensee is authorized to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Group A, from a base at Little Grand Rapids (52o05'N, 95o20'W), Manitoba;

AND WHEREAS under Licence No. 890130, the Licensee is authorized to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Group A, from a base at Paungassi (52o01'N, 95o15'W) Manitoba;

AND WHEREAS by registered letter dated December 15, 1992, the Licensee was required to show cause within (21) days from the date of the letter why its licences should not be suspended or cancelled pursuant to subsection 75(1) of the National Transportation Act, 1987, R.S.C., 1985, c. 28 (3rd Supp.) (hereinafter the NTA, 1987) for failure by the Licensee to hold a valid operating certificate;

AND WHEREAS by letter dated January 8, 1993, the Licensee has requested the suspension of Licence Nos. 882831, 882832, 890129 and 890130 until May 30, 1993;

AND WHEREAS the Agency has reviewed the matter and considers it appropriate to suspend Licence Nos. 882831, 882832, 890129 and 890130.

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED THAT:

  1. Licence Nos. 882831, 882832, 890129 and 890130 are hereby suspended pursuant to subsection 75(2) of the NTA, 1987.
  2. To reinstate the suspended services, the Licensee is hereby required to file an application by no later than February 4, 1994. When the Agency is satisfied, based upon material on file or from information specifically requested from the Licensee, that the Licensee is Canadian, holds a Canadian aviation document (operating certificate) and has filed a valid certificate of insurance, the Agency shall reinstate the suspended licences.
  3. With respect to the request to suspend the licences until May 30, 1993, the Licensee may file an application whenever it is willing and able to reinstate the services.
  4. Alternatively, if no application is filed, the Licensee is required to show cause by no later than February 4, 1994 why its licences should not be cancelled pursuant to subsection 75(1) of the NTA, 1987, as failure to meet any of the above requirements would give reasonable grounds to the Agency to believe that, in respect of the services for which the licences are issued, the Licensee ceases to have the qualifications necessary for the issuance of the licences and/or has contravened section 98 of the NTA, 1987.

This Order shall form part of Licence Nos. 882831, 882832, 890129 and 890130 and shall remain affixed thereto as long as the said Order is in force.

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