Enforcement actions taken by the CTA’s enforcement officers

Statistics

 

  2017-2018
(year to date)
2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013
Fines 28 15 10 19 29 7
Formal warnings 56 43 43 73 115 39
Total amount of penalties $550,750 $116,250 $103,500 $177,750 $495,000 $49,000

Note: The increase in enforcement actions in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 is due to the introduction of the Air Service Price Advertising Regulations.


List of enforcement actions

This list includes fines issued by the CTA's enforcement officers, as well as any formal warnings that are classified as level 3, 4 or 5. Learn more about types of enforcement actions and contraventions.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 291 actions.
Carrier Contravention Date of Issuance Penalty
Silver King Helicopters Inc.

Results of a recent periodic carrier inspection conducted on March 06, 2018 by a designated enforcement officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency indicate that Silver King Helicopters Inc. was in contravention of paragraph 67(1)(a) of the Canada Transportation Act by failing to post tariff signage at their business office in Smithers, British Columbia.

2018-03-06 Formal warning
Visions Helicopters Ltd.

Results of a recent periodic carrier inspection conducted on February 22, 2018 by a designated enforcement officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency indicate that Visions Helicopters Ltd. was in contravention of the following: paragraph 67(1)(a), subsection 67(3) of the Canada Transportation Act, and subsections 116(1) and 116(2) of the Air Transportation Regulations.

2018-03-06 Formal warning
Air New Zealand Limited

Results of a compliance verification conducted by a designated enforcement officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency indicate that Air New Zealand Limited is in contravention of paragraph 135.8(1)(b) of the Air Transportation Regulations. This compliance verification relates to an online banner advertisement found on the website airnewzealand.ca.

2018-03-02 Formal warning
FAI rent-a-jet Aktiengesellschaft

(A) On or about February 22, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Goose Bay, Newfoundland (CYYR) and Oslo, Norway (ENGM) via Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) using a Learjet 55 bearing registration D-CONU, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(B) On or about March 02, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Zurich, Switzerland (LSZH) and Vancouver, British Columbia (CYVR) via Bristol, UK (EGGD) using a BD-700 Global Express bearing registration D-AFAM, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(C) On or about March 14, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Vienna, Austria (LOWW) and Kelowna, British Columbia (CYLW) via Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) and Iqaluit, Nunavut (CYFB) using a Learjet 60 bearing registration D-CNUE, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(D) On or about March 26, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Barbados (TBPB) and St. John's, Newfoundland (CYYT) via L.F. Wade International Airport, Bermuda (TXKF) using a Learjet 60 bearing registration D-CFAN, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(E) On or about March 28, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between St. John's, Newfoundland (CYYT) and London Stansted Airport (EGSS) using a Bombardier Challenger 604 bearing registration D-AFAI, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(F) On or about April 30, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Goose Bay, Newfoundland (CYYR) and Copenhagen, Denmark (EKCH) via Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) using a Learjet 60 bearing registration D-CNUE, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(G) On or about May 03, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Budapest, Hungary (LHBP) and Goose Bay, Newfoundland (CYYR) via Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) using a Learjet 60 bearing registration D-CNUE, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(H) On or about June 09, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Goose Bay, Newfoundland (CYYR) and Exeter, United Kingdom (EGTE) via Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) using a Learjet 60 bearing registration D-CNUE, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(I) On or about June 11, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Teterboro, New Jersey (KTEB) and Toronto, Ontario (CYYZ) using a BD-700 Global Express bearing registration D-AFAM, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(J) On or about July 07, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Dubai, United Arab Emirates (OMDW) and Toronto, Ontario (CYYZ) via Trabzon, Turkey (LTCG), Nuremberg, Germany (EDDN), Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) and Goose Bay, Newfoundland (CYYR) using a Learjet 60 bearing registration D-CNUE, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(K) On or about July 08, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Toronto, Ontario (CYYZ) and Hannover, Germany (EDDV) via Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) using a Learjet 60 bearing registration D-CNUE, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

(L) On or about July 26, 2017, FAI rent-a-jet AG operated an air service between Vancouver, British Columbia (CYVR) and Southampton, United Kingdom (EGHI) via Iqaluit, Nunavut (CYFB) using a Bombardier Challenger 604 bearing registration D-AFAC, to transport passengers without holding a licence issued in respect of that service, thereby violating section 57(a) of the CTA.

2018-02-21 Fine
$48,000
Red Label Vacations Inc.

(A) On or about February 7, 2018, Red Label Vacations Inc. violated:
- section 135.91 of the ATR by setting out an Air Transportation Charge as if it were a third party charge on the booking system found on the web sites redtag.ca and itravel2000.com

2018-02-21 Fine
$1,250
Canadian Rockies International Airport

Results of a recent periodic facility inspection conducted on February 14, 2018 by a designated enforcement officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency indicate that the Canadian Rockies International Airport, operated by Elevate Airports Inc., was in contravention of section 9 of the Personnel Training for the Assistance of Persons with Disabilities Regulations.

2018-02-21 Formal warning
Babin Air Ltd.

Results of a recent periodic carrier inspection conducted on February 15, 2018 by a designated enforcement officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency indicate that Babin Air Ltd. is in contravention of subsection 67(3) of the Canada Transportation Act by imposing fares not set out in a published and effective tariff.

2018-02-19 Formal warning
ELT Aviation Ltd.

Results of a recent periodic carrier inspection conducted on February 14, 2018 by a designated enforcement officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency indicate that ELT Aviation Ltd. is in contravention of subsection 135.3(2) of the Air Transportation Regulations by imposing fares not set out in a published and effective tariff.

2018-02-15 Formal warning
Vancouver Airport Authority

Results of a recent periodic facility inspection conducted on January 09, 2018 by a designated enforcement officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency indicate that the Vancouver Airport Authority was in contravention of sections 8 and 9 of the Personnel Training for the Assistance of Persons with Disabilities Regulations.

2018-02-09 Formal warning
Flair Airlines Ltd.

Results of a compliance verification conducted by a Designated Enforcement Officer of the Canadian Transportation Agency indicate that Flair Airlines Ltd. is in contravention of paragraph 135.8(1)(b) of the Air Transportation Regulations. This compliance verification relates to information received from the email marketing@flairair.com.

2018-01-18 Formal warning