Order No. 2010-A-648

December 21, 2010

December 21, 2010

APPLICATION by Netjets‑Transportes Aéreos, S.A. for exemptions from the application of paragraphs 33.1(b) and 73(2)(c) and section 33.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, as amended.

File Nos. M4212/N306-2
M5000/N306-2


Netjets-Transportes Aéreos, S.A. (Licensee) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for exemptions to permit it to:

  1. operate Canadian originating entity charter flights using its executive type aircraft without being issued a program permit by the Agency; or
  2. operate each charter flight or series of charter flights originating in Portugal using its executive type aircraft without giving notification prior to departure.

The Licensee is authorized to operate a non-scheduled international service to transport traffic on a charter basis between points in Portugal and points in Canada.

The Licensee must comply with certain requirements set out in paragraphs 33.1(b) and 73(2)(c) and section 33.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations (ATR) when proposing to operate an entity charter flight with aircraft having a maximum certificated take-off weight greater than 35,000 pounds (15,900 kg).

The Agency finds that compliance by the Licensee with paragraphs 33.1(b) and 73(2)(c) and section 33.2 of the ATR in respect of the use of executive type aircraft for international flights is impractical.

Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to paragraph 80(1)(c) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, as amended, exempts the Licensee from the application of paragraphs 33.1(b) and 73(2)(c) and section 33.2 of the ATR in respect of executive type aircraft for one year effective from the date of this Order.

The Licensee shall comply with the filing requirements of the Agency and the requirements of other government departments, including Transport Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency.

All other charter flights must be applied for in the normal manner as outlined in the ATR.

The Licensee is to provide the Agency, upon request, with the following details for each flight operated under this authority:

  • origin and destination, date(s) of operation, number of passengers carried, aircraft utilized.

Any application for an extension of these exemptions should be filed with the Agency in writing at least 30 days prior to the termination date of these exemptions. The application should include a copy of the Licensee's certificate of insurance and any information pertaining to Canadian aviation document change, aircraft type, name change, etc.

Where the Agency determines that the Licensee has not complied with the conditions set out in this Order, the Agency may take the measures it deems appropriate pursuant to section 22.2 of the ATR.

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