Decision No. 716-A-2006

December 29, 2006

December 29, 2006

APPLICATIONS by Courtenay Flight Center Inc. pursuant to section 61 and subsection 73(1) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, for licences to operate a domestic service, small aircraft and a non-scheduled international service, small aircraft.

File Nos. M4210/C583-1

Courtenay Flight Center Inc. (hereinafter the applicant) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for licences to operate the services set out in the title. The applications were received on May 9, 2005.

In order to obtain licences to operate a domestic service and a non-scheduled international service, the applicant must, inter alia, establish to the satisfaction of the Agency that it is Canadian, that it holds a Canadian aviation document and that it has the prescribed liability insurance in respect of the services to be provided under the licences, as set out in paragraphs 61(a) and 73(1)(a) of the Canada Transportation Act (hereinafter the CTA).

In 2005 and 2006, Agency staff, in several letters, advised the applicant that its applications were incomplete and outlined the missing information and documentation.

Pursuant to subsection 29(1) of the CTA, the Agency is required to make its decision no later than 120 days after the application is received unless the parties agree to an extension. In this case, the applicant has agreed to an extension of the deadline until December 30, 2006.

Agency staff has been unsuccessful in its numerous attempts to obtain the required information from the applicant in order to complete the processing of the applications.

The Agency has considered the material filed to date in support of the applications and notes that the applicant has not established to the satisfaction of the Agency that it is Canadian as that term is defined in subsection 55(1) of the CTA. The Agency is therefore not satisfied that the applicant meets the requirement of subparagraphs 61(a)(i) and 73(1)(a)(i) of the CTA. Accordingly, the applications by Courtenay Flight Center Inc. are hereby denied.


  • Guy Delisle
  • Baljinder Gill
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