Decision No. 394-A-2015

December 23, 2015
APPLICATION by Tri-State Aero, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana, United States of America, pursuant to subsection 73(2) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, as amended.
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Tri-State Aero, Inc. (applicant) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for a licence to operate a non‑scheduled international service 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 (Agreement).

The Agency is satisfied that the applicant meets all the applicable requirements of subsection 73(2) of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA). The Agency also finds that the pertinent terms and conditions of the Agreement have been complied with.

Accordingly, the Agency issues the licence.

Pursuant to subsection 74(1) of the CTA, the licence is subject to the conditions prescribed by the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, as amended, and the following conditions:

  1. The Licensee is authorized to operate charter flights in accordance with Annex III of the Agreement.
  2. The Licensee is prohibited from carrying local traffic between points in Canada.
  3. The non-scheduled international service is to be conducted in accordance with the Agreement and any applicable arrangements agreed to between Canada and the United States of America.

The Licensee has also requested an exemption from the requirement to appoint an agent who has a place of business in Canada as set out in subsection 84(2) of the CTA. The Agency has considered the request and, pursuant to paragraph 80(1)(c) of the CTA, exempts the Licensee from the application of subsection 84(2) of the CTA.


P. Paul Fitzgerald
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