Decision No. 340-A-2012

August 28, 2012

APPLICATION by Air Canada pursuant to subsection 78(2) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, as amended.

File No.: 
M4210/A74-4-94

Air Canada has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for a temporary licence to operate, through code sharing, international air services on a scheduled basis, using large and all-cargo aircraft, between Canada and Sudan.

Air Canada is licensed to operate, through code sharing, international air services on a scheduled basis, using large and all-cargo aircraft, between Canada and Sudan.

Condition No. 2 of the licence states:

This licence shall terminate on September 3, 2012.

The authority requested by Air Canada is extra-bilateral because there is no agreement or arrangement between Canada and Sudan which provides for the operation by an air carrier of a scheduled international air service between Canada and Sudan.

Prior to operating an international air service, Air Canada must, in addition to holding a licence, hold a valid Canadian aviation document and have the prescribed liability insurance coverage. The Agency is satisfied that Air Canada meets those requirements.

Concerning the duration of the subject authority, the Agency considers it appropriate to grant it until September 3, 2013.

Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to subsection 78(2) of the Canada Transportation Act, varies Condition No. 2 of the licence to read:

This licence shall terminate on September 3, 2013.

Any similar requests for a subsequent authority shall be submitted to the Agency for approval one month prior to the expiry of the licence.

Member(s)

J. Mark MacKeigan
Jean-Denis Pelletier, P.Eng.
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