Decision No. 453-A-2002

August 12, 2002

August 12, 2002

APPLICATION by Singapore Airlines Limited for renewal of Licence No. 965000.

File No. M4212/S182-3-1Docket No. 020919


Singapore Airlines Limited (hereinafter the applicant) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for the renewal set out in the title. The application was received on July 24, 2002.

Under Licence No. 965000, the applicant is authorized to operate a scheduled international service over the route(s) set out in the Arrangement on Air Transport between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Singapore contained in an Agreed Minute signed on August 15, 1992 (hereinafter the Arrangement). Condition No. 3 of the said licence states:

Unless terminated at an earlier date in accordance with the CTA or the Arrangement, this licence is in effect from August 17, 2001 to August 16, 2002.

It was agreed by exchange of letters dated July 16 and 22, 2002 between Government officials from Canada and the Republic of Singapore that the Government of Canada, on the basis of reciprocity, would grant a further one year renewal of the applicant's temporary authority, subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Arrangement.

The Agency has considered the application and the material filed in support thereof and is satisfied that the applicant continues to meet the requirements of subsection 69(1) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10 (hereinafter the CTA). In addition, the Agency is of the opinion that the extension of the validity of the licence until August 16, 2003 is consistent with the Arrangement. The Agency is also satisfied that the pertinent terms and conditions of the Arrangement have been complied with.

Accordingly, pursuant to subsection 71(1) and paragraph 28(1)(a) of the CTA, the Agency hereby amends Condition No. 3 of Licence No. 965000, effective August 17, 2002, to read:

Unless terminated at an earlier date in accordance with the CTA or the Arrangement, this licence is in effect from August 17, 2002 to August 16, 2003.

A new document of licence bearing Licence No. 965000 will be issued to Singapore Airlines Limited.

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