Order No. 1998-A-774

December 21, 1998

December 21, 1998

IN THE MATTER OF the operation of a domestic service by Advantage Helicopters Ltd. - Licence No. 962012.

File No. M4210/A655-1


Under Licence No. 962012, Advantage Helicopters Ltd. (hereinafter the Licensee) is authorized to operate a domestic service, small aircraft.

By Order No. 1998-A-674 dated October 29, 1998, Licence No. 962012 was suspended pursuant to subsection 63(1) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10 (hereinafter the CTA), for failure by the Licensee to hold a valid Canadian aviation document. The Licensee was provided with a period of thirty (30) days from the date of the Order to show cause why Licence No. 962012 should not be cancelled pursuant to subsection 63(1) of the CTA.

In response to the Order, the Licensee has requested another suspension of its licence.

Pursuant to paragraph 63(2)(b) of the CTA, the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) may suspend or cancel a domestic licence in accordance with a request from the Licensee for the suspension or cancellation.

The Agency has considered the matter and, in light of the fact that the Licensee does not hold a valid Canadian aviation document, has determined pursuant to subsection 27(1) of the CTA that this matter should be dealt with pursuant to the provisions of subsection 63(1) of the CTA which require the Agency to suspend or cancel licences when licensees fail to meet the requirement of subparagraph 61(a)(ii) of the CTA.

In light of the fact that the Licensee does not meet the requirement of subparagraph 61(a)(ii), the Agency, pursuant to subsection 63(1) of the CTA, hereby suspends Licence No. 962012.

To reinstate the suspended licence, the Licensee is provided with a period of one year from the date of this Order to file an application to that effect. If, at that time, upon consideration of the application, the Agency determines that the Licensee meets the requirements of subparagraphs 61(a)(i) to (iii) of the CTA, which provide that the Licensee must be Canadian, must hold a Canadian aviation document and must have prescribed liability insurance coverage, the Agency shall lift the suspension.

Alternatively, one year from the date of this Order, if the application for reinstatement is not filed or the Licensee does not meet any of the requirements of subparagraphs 61(a)(i), (ii) or (iii) of the CTA, the Licensee is provided with an additional thirty (30) days to show cause why Licence No. 962012 should not be cancelled pursuant to subsection 63(1) of the CTA.

This Order shall be affixed to Licence No. 962012 and the suspension of the licence shall remain in effect until further order of the Agency.

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