Decision No. 822-A-1993

November 29, 1993

November 29, 1993

APPLICATION by Sioux Narrows Airways Ltd. for suspension of Licence Nos. 882482 and 882483.

File Nos. M4205/S67-4-1

Docket Nos. 931573

Sioux Narrows Airways Ltd. (hereinafter the Licensee) has applied to the National Transportation Agency for the suspension set out in the title. The application was received on November 16, 1993.

Under Licence No. 882482, the Licensee is authorized to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Groups A, B, C and D (restricted to the use of DC-3 aircraft in Group D), from a base at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, on a seasonal basis for the period only between break-up and freeze-up in each year. The Licensee must report yearly all operations performed in addition to the services to fishing lodge camps operated by Plummer's Great Bear Lake Lodge Ltd.

Under Licence No. 882483, the Licensee is authorized to operate a domestic service.

By Decision No. 451-A-1993 dated July 14, 1993, Licence No. 882482 in respect of the authority to use fixed wing aircraft in Group B was suspended pursuant to subsection 75(2) of the National Transportation Act, 1987, R.S.C., 1985, c. 28 (3rd Supp.) (hereinafter the NTA, 1987).

The Agency has reviewed the application and considers it appropriate to suspend Licence Nos. 882482 and 882483.

Licence Nos. 882482 and 882483 are hereby suspended pursuant to subsection 75(2) of the NTA, 1987.

To reinstate the suspended services, the Licensee is hereby required to file an application by no later than November 28, 1994. When the Agency is satisfied, based upon material on file or from information specifically requested from the Licensee, that the Licensee is Canadian, holds a Canadian aviation document (operating certificate) and has filed a valid certificate of insurance, the Agency shall reinstate the suspended licences.

With respect to the request to suspend the services until the spring of 1994, the Licensee may file an application whenever it is willing and able to reinstate the services.

Alternatively, if no application is filed, the Licensee is required to show cause, by no later than November 28, 1994, why its licences should not be cancelled pursuant to subsection 75(1) of the NTA, 1987, as failure to meet any of the above requirements would give reasonable grounds to the Agency to believe that, in respect of the services for which the licences are issued, the Licensee ceases to have the qualifications necessary for the issuance of the licences and/or has contravened section 98 of the NTA, 1987.

This Decision shall form part of Licence Nos. 882482 and 882483 and shall remain affixed thereto as long as the said Decision is in force.

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