Order No. 2014-A-35

February 17, 2014

APPLICATION by Galaxy Airways Inc. for exemptions from the application of paragraphs 33.1(b) and 73(2)(c) and sections 33.2 and 103.3 of the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, as amended.

File No.: 
M4210/G220-2

Galaxy Airways Inc. (Licensee) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for exemptions to permit it to operate its executive type aircraft without being issued a program permit by the Agency or without giving notification prior to the departure of each Canadian originating international entity charter flight, of each charter flight or series of charter flights originating in a foreign country (other than the United States of America) and of each transborder United States of America charter flight or series of charter flights.

The Licensee is licensed to operate a non‑scheduled international service, small aircraft, to transport traffic on a charter basis between Canada and any other country.

The Licensee must comply with certain requirements set out in paragraphs 33.1(b) and 73(2)(c) and sections 33.2 and 103.3 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 sections 33.2 and 103.3 of the ATR in respect of the use of executive type aircraft for international flights (including transborder 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 sections 33.2 and 103.3 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 sections 22.2 and 103.5 of the ATR.

Member(s)

J. Mark MacKeigan
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