Decision No. 384-A-1993

June 18, 1993

June 18, 1993

APPLICATION by Sabourin Lake Airways Limited for a suspension of Licence Nos. 880465, 883164, 883165, 890029 and 900137 in respect of the authority to use fixed wing aircraft in Group B.

File Nos. M4205/S3-3-1
M4205/S3-4-3
M4895/S3-4-1
M4205/S3-4-1
M4205/S3-4-2

Docket Nos. 930371
930372
930373
930374
930375


Sabourin Lake Airways Limited (hereinafter the Licensee) has applied to the National Transportation Agency for the suspension set out in the title. The application was received on March 23, 1993.

Under Licence No. 880465, the Licensee is authorized to operate a Class 3 Specific Point domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Groups A, B, C and D (limited to the transportation of goods only in Group D), serving the points Sandy Lake, Red Lake, Deer Lake, Cat Lake, Sachigo Lake, Cochenour, Pikangikum, Muskrat Dam, Poplar Hill, Round Lake (Weagamow Lake), Bearskin Lake, North Spirit Lake, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Pickle Lake, Kingfisher Lake, Wunnummin Lake and Big Trout Lake, Ontario; Garden Hill (Island Lake), Red Sucker Lake, St. Theresa Point and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Under Licence No. 883164, the Licensee is authorized to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Groups A, B and C, from a base at Cochenour, Ontario.

Under Licence No. 883165, the Licensee is authorized to operate a Class 9-4 Charter non-scheduled international service using fixed wing aircraft in Groups A, B and C.

Under Licence No. 890029, the Licensee is authorized to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Groups A, B and C, from a base at Sandy Lake, Ontario.

Under Licence No. 900137, the Licensee is authorized to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Groups A, B and C, from a base at Pickle Lake, Ontario.

The Agency has reviewed the application and considers it appropriate to suspend Licence Nos. 880465, 883164, 883165, 890029 and 900137 in respect of the authority to use fixed wing aircraft in Group B.

Licence Nos. 880465, 883164, 890029 and 900137 in respect of the authority to use fixed wing aircraft in Group B are hereby suspended pursuant to subsection 75(2) of the National Transportation Act, 1987, R.S.C., 1985, c. 28 (3rd Supp.) (hereinafter the NTA, 1987) and Licence No. 883165 in respect of the authority to use fixed wing aircraft in Group B is hereby suspended pursuant to subsection 97(2) of the NTA, 1987.

To reinstate the suspended services, the Licensee is hereby required to file an application by no later than May 18, 1994. When the Agency is satisfied, based upon material on file or from information specifically requested from the Licensee, that the Licensee is Canadian, holds a Canadian aviation document (operating certificate) and has filed a valid certificate of insurance, the Agency shall reinstate that portion of the licences which is suspended.

Alternatively, if no application is filed, the Licensee is required to show cause by no later than May 18, 1994 why its licences in respect of the authority to use fixed wing aircraft in Group B should not be cancelled pursuant to subsections 75(1) and 97(1), as applicable, of the NTA, 1987, as failure to meet any of the above requirements would give reasonable grounds to the Agency to believe that, in respect of the services using fixed wing aircraft in Group B authorized under Licence Nos. 880465, 883164, 883165, 890029 and 900137, the Licensee ceases to have the qualifications necessary for the issuance of the licences and/or has contravened section 98 of the NTA, 1987.

This Decision shall form part of Licence Nos. 880465, 883164, 883165, 890029 and 900137 and shall remain affixed thereto as long as the said Decision is in force.

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