Decision No. 880-A-1993

December 24, 1993

December 24, 1993

APPLICATION by North Wind Aviation Inc. for a licence pursuant to subsection 72(2) of the National Transportation Act, 1987, R.S.C., 1985, c. 28 (3rd Supp.) to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Groups A and B, from a base at Fort St. John, British Columbia.

File No. M4205/N171-4-1

Docket No. 930600 WR


North Wind Aviation Inc. (hereinafter the applicant) has applied to the National Transportation Agency for a licence to operate the service set out in the title. The application was received on May 3, 1993.

Notice of the application was published on May 21, 1993 in the newspaper of the area concerned and copies of the notice were sent to selected air carriers and to others believed to be interested. No interventions opposing the granting of the application were filed with the Agency.

By letter dated July 7, 1993, the Agency advised the applicant that no opposing interventions had been received and that it should therefore file Section II of its application within one year from the date of the letter.

The applicant met the requirements of the Agency in respect of the Group A authority; and accordingly, a licence was issued to North Wind Aviation Inc. authorizing it to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Group A only.

The applicant has now filed Section II of its application in respect of the authority to use fixed wing aircraft in Group B. The Agency has reviewed the material filed and is satisfied that the applicant meets the requirements set out in paragraph 72(2)(a) of the National Transportation Act, 1987.

To make provision for the level of charter domestic service to be consistent with demand anticipated by the applicant and in accordance with the applicant's indicated intentions, the Agency finds it in the public interest to authorize the Licensee to use fixed wing aircraft in Groups A and B.

Condition No. 1 of Licence No. 930277 is hereby amended to read:

The Licensee is authorized to use fixed wing aircraft in Groups A and B.

Accordingly, a new document of licence bearing Licence No. 930277 will be issued to North Wind Aviation Inc.

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