Decision No. 617-A-1996
December 31, 1996
APPLICATION by "Varig", S.A. (Viaçao Aérea Rio-Grandense) Varig Brazilian Airlines for renewal of the authorization to carry international bonded cargo shipments to/from Hamilton Airport coming from and destined to points outside the territory of Canada until December 31, 1997.
File No. M4815-3-1/V14
Docket No. 962580
In accordance with Canadian Government policy announced on November 2, 1987, the Minister of Transport directed the Air Transport Committee of the Canadian Transport Commission (hereinafter the Committee) to consider applications from Canadian and foreign air carriers for authorization to carry international cargo shipments to and from Hamilton Airport coming from and destined to points outside the territory of Canada. The Minister of Transport further directed the Committee to make any authorization subject to the carriers' obligation to: 1) report traffic carried to and from Hamilton Airport; and 2) have sufficient insurance to satisfy the minimum requirements of the Air Carrier Regulations, C.R.C., 1978, c. 3.
Pursuant to the Minister of Transport's direction, "Varig", S.A. (Viaçao Aérea Rio-Grandense) Varig Brazilian Airlines (hereinafter Varig) was originally granted the authorization set out above in February 1988, and renewals of the authorization were granted each year thereafter. Varig's existing authorization expires on December 31, 1996. Accordingly, Varig has now applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for renewal of the authorization.
On July 1, 1996, the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10 (hereinafter the CTA), came into effect. Pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the CTA, the National Transportation Agency (hereinafter the NTA) is continued as the Agency. In addition, section 187 of the CTA states that any power, duty or function vested in or exercisable by the NTA under a direction from the Minister of Transport is a power, duty or function vested in or exercisable by the Agency.
The Agency has considered the application and is satisfied that Varig holds a valid Canadian aviation document and has prescribed liability insurance coverage in respect of the service to be provided. Accordingly, pursuant to the direction of the Minister of Transport and section 187 of the CTA, the Agency hereby renews Varig's authorization to carry international bonded cargo shipments to and from Hamilton Airport coming from and destined to points outside the territory of Canada until December 31, 1997. This authorization is subject to the following terms and conditions:
- Varig shall report to the Aviation Statistics Centre all traffic carried to and from Hamilton Airport in accordance with the Agency's reporting requirements;
- Varig, in addition to the above-mentioned statistics, shall report to the Agency within thirty days of the end of each month the following details for each flight operated:
- origin, destination, flight date(s), type of cargo, and type of aircraft;
Varig must comply with the applicable requirements of all legislative acts or regulations, including those of Transport Canada.
Varig is also reminded to contact Transport Canada or the local airport authority regarding permission either to operate at specific times or to use any airport facility. Regarding the availability of clearance services, Varig is reminded to contact Revenue Canada (formerly Canada Customs).
This authorization is subject to the continuing requirements that Varig hold a valid Canadian aviation document issued by the Minister of Transport and have sufficient liability insurance coverage in respect of the service to be provided to satisfy the minimum requirements of the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, as amended.
A copy of this authorization shall be kept on board the aircraft and made available for inspection by Revenue Canada for each flight operated.
Any application for an extension of this authorization should be filed with the Agency in writing by November 15, 1997 and should include a copy of Varig's valid certificate of insurance and evidence that it continues to hold a valid Canadian aviation document, if not already on file, and any information pertaining to changes in Varig's corporate structure and/or equipment.