Order No. 2007-A-227

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

IN THE MATTER OF the operation of a non-scheduled international service by Ratliff Aviation, Inc. - Licence No. 980008.

File No. M4211/R161-2


Pursuant to Licence No. 980008, Ratliff Aviation, Inc. (hereinafter the Licensee) is authorized to operate charter flights in accordance with Annex III of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America signed on March 12, 2007.

The certificate of insurance of the Licensee on file with the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) has expired.

Pursuant to subparagraph 73(1)(a)(iii) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10 (hereinafter the CTA), the Licensee must establish to the satisfaction of the Agency that it has the prescribed liability insurance coverage in respect of the service to be provided under the licence.

The Agency has determined that, in respect of the service for which the licence was issued, the Licensee ceases to meet the requirement of subparagraph 73(1)(a)(iii) of the CTA.

Pursuant to paragraph 75(1)(b) of the CTA, the Agency must suspend or cancel a non-scheduled international licence where the Agency has made such a determination.

The Agency is of the opinion that in the present circumstances it should suspend immediately the said licence and provide the Licensee with a period of thirty (30) days to show cause why the said licence should not be cancelled.

Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to paragraph 75(1)(b) of the CTA, hereby suspends Licence No. 980008.

In addition, the Licensee is provided with a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this Order to show cause why the said licence should not be cancelled pursuant to paragraph 75(1)(b) of the CTA.

This Order shall be affixed to Licence No. 980008 and the suspension of the licence shall remain in effect until further order of the Agency.

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