Decision No. 711-A-1997

December 30, 1997

December 30, 1997

APPLICATION by Antonov Design Bureau for renewal of the authorizations to carry international bonded cargo shipments to/from Mirabel International, Hamilton and Windsor Airports coming from and destined to points outside the territory of Canada until December 31, 1998.

File Nos. M4815-2-1/A455
M4815-3-1/A455
M4815-6-1/A455

Docket Nos. 971536
971537
971538


In accordance with Canadian Government policy announced on August 6, 1982 and November 2, 1987, the Minister of Transport directed the Air Transport Committee of the Canadian Transport Commission (hereinafter the Committee) to consider applications from air carriers for authorization to carry international cargo shipments to and from Mirabel International and Hamilton Airports 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 Mirabel International and Hamilton Airports; and 2) have sufficient insurance to satisfy the minimum requirements of the Air Carrier Regulations, C.R.C., 1978, c. 3.

By order of the Governor in Council dated February 11, 1993, the Minister of Transport issued a direction to the National Transportation Agency (hereinafter the NTA) to consider applications from air carriers for authorization to carry international cargo shipments to and from Windsor Airport coming from and destined for points outside the territory of Canada.

Pursuant to the Minister of Transport's direction, Antonov Design Bureau (hereinafter Antonov) was originally granted the authorization with respect to the Mirabel and Hamilton Airports on April 13, 1995 and the authorization with respect to the Windsor Airport on December 21, 1995 and renewals of the authorizations were granted each year thereafter. Antonov's existing authorizations expire on December 31, 1997. Accordingly, Antonov has now applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for renewal of the authorizations.

Pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10 (hereinafter 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 Antonov 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 Antonov's authorizations to carry international bonded cargo shipments to and from Mirabel International, Hamilton and Windsor Airports coming from and destined to points outside the territory of Canada until December 31, 1998. These authorizations are subject to the following term and condition:

  1. Antonov shall report to the Aviation Statistics Centre all traffic carried to and from Mirabel International, Hamilton and Windsor Airports in accordance with the Agency's reporting requirements.

Antonov must comply with the applicable requirements of all legislative acts or regulations, including those of Transport Canada.

Antonov 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, Antonov is reminded to contact Revenue Canada.

These authorizations are subject to the continuing requirements that Antonov 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 these authorizations 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 these authorizations should be filed with the Agency in writing by November 15, 1998 and should include a copy of Antonov'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 Antonov's corporate structure.

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