Decision No. 498-A-1997

August 11, 1997

August 11, 1997

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

File No. M4212/S182-3-1

Docket No. 971136


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 10, 1997.

Under Licence No. 965000, the applicant is authorized to operate a scheduled international service over the route 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, as amended (hereinafter the Arrangement). Condition No. 3 of the said licence states:

Unless terminated at an earlier date in accordance with the Act or the Arrangement, this licence is in effect between August 16, 1996 and August 16, 1997.

By letter dated June 20, 1997, the Government of Canada agreed, subject to confirmation from the Government of the Republic of Singapore and on the basis of reciprocity, to grant a further one year renewal of the applicant's temporary authority for its existing service to Vancouver provided the applicant meets the regulatory requirements and the terms and conditions set out in the Arrangement.

The Agency notes that, by letter dated June 28, 1997, the Government of the Republic of Singapore provided such confirmation.

The Agency has considered the application and material 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, 1998 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) of the CTA, the Agency hereby amends Condition No. 3 of Licence No. 965000 to read:

Unless terminated at an earlier date in accordance with the CTA or the Arrangement, this licence is in effect between August 17, 1997 and August 16, 1998.

This Decision takes effect on August 17, 1997 and shall form part of Licence No. 965000.

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

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