Decision No. 90-A-2010

March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

APPLICATION by Air Canada pursuant to subsection 69(1) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, as amended, for a licence to operate a scheduled international service, large aircraft, and a scheduled international service, all-cargo aircraft, between Canada and Israel.

File No. M4210/A74-4-25


Air Canada has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for the authority set out in the title.

Under Licence No. 090013, Air Canada is authorized to operate a scheduled international service, large aircraft, and a scheduled international service, all-cargo aircraft, in a manner consistent with the Agreed Minute between Canada and Israel signed on February 17, 2009.

Condition No. 3 of Licence No. 090013 states:

This licence, unless cancelled at an earlier date, shall be in effect until March 27, 2010.

By Order No. 2009-A-131, the Agency, pursuant to paragraph 80(1)(c) of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) exempted Air Canada from the application of section 59 of the CTA, thereby permitting Air Canada to sell, cause to be sold or publicly offer for sale in Canada a scheduled international service, large aircraft, and a scheduled international service, all-cargo aircraft, between Canada and Israel for travel beyond March 27, 2010, subject to certain conditions.

By the Agreed Minute, signed February 22, 2010, Canada and Israel agreed on arrangements for the operation of scheduled international services for a period of one year until the end of the IATA 2010-2011 winter season.

The Minister of Transport has designated Air Canada as eligible to hold a scheduled international licence for service between Canada and Israel.

The Agency finds that Air Canada meets the requirements of paragraph 69(1)(a) of the CTA.

Concerning the duration of the subject authority, the Agency considers it appropriate to grant the authority until March 26, 2011.

Accordingly, the Agency will issue to Air Canada a licence to operate a scheduled international service, large aircraft, and a scheduled international service, all-cargo aircraft, between Canada and Israel.

Pursuant to subsection 71(1) of the CTA, the Agency deems the terms and conditions set out below to be consistent with the Agreement and will therefore include them in the licence to be issued pursuant to this Decision.

The licence to be issued pursuant to this Decision shall be subject, in addition to the conditions prescribed by the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, as amended (ATR), to the requirements to hold a Canadian aviation document issued by the Minister of Transport and to have prescribed liability insurance coverage as set out in section 7 of the ATR, and to the following terms and conditions to which the licence is made subject pursuant to subsection 71(1) of the CTA:

  1. The Licensee is authorized to operate a scheduled international service in a manner consistent with the Agreed Minute between Canada and Israel signed on February 22, 2010.
  2. The operation of the scheduled international service authorized shall be conducted subject to the provisions of any applicable arrangements as may be agreed to between Canada and Israel.
  3. This licence shall terminate on March 26, 2011.

Any similar request for a subsequent authority shall be submitted to the Agency for approval by no later than February 25, 2011.

Members

  • Raymon J. Kaduck
  • Jean-Denis Pelletier, P. Eng.

Member(s)

Raymon J. Kaduck
Jean-Denis Pelletier, P.Eng.
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