Air Transportation Regulations (SOR/88-58)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-02-13. Previous Versions

 The Agency shall issue a program permit to an air carrier to operate a TPC or series of TPCs that use aircraft having an MCTOW greater than 35,000 pounds (15,900 kg) where the air carrier

  • (a) has met the requirements set out in section 91; and

  • (b) otherwise meets all the applicable requirements of the Act and these Regulations.

  • SOR/96-335, s. 52.
  •  (1) Subject to section 95, no air carrier shall operate a TPC or series of TPCs that use aircraft having an MCTOW greater than 35,000 pounds (15,900 kg) unless the air carrier

    • (a) obtains a program permit;

    • (b) subject to subsection (2), notifies the Agency in writing of any amendment to the charter contract after issuance of the program permit by submitting to the Agency a copy of the amended contract at least three working days before the amendment takes effect and obtains an amended program permit from the Agency;

    • (c) at least 30 days before the cancellation or termination of the financial guarantee, files with the Agency a copy of a new or renewed financial guarantee;

    • (d) files forthwith with the Agency every amendment to the financial guarantee; and

    • (e) notifies the Agency in writing of the cancellation of any charter set out in the charter contract and specifies the number of the program permit issued.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to an air carrier where

    • (a) the air carrier notifies the Agency of the amendment to the charter contract prior to the departure of the charter and the amendment

      • (i) relates to the aircraft type used and results in a decrease in or in no change to the Canadian originating passenger seating capacity for the charter, or

      • (ii) relates to the date of the charter, if it will be operated not more than three days before or after the date originally approved; or

    • (b) the amendment to the charter contract relates to an increase in the Canadian originating passenger seating capacity for the charter due to a change in the aircraft type used or otherwise and the air carrier submits to the Agency a copy of the amended charter contract at least three working days before the amendment takes effect.

  • SOR/92-709, s. 21;
  • SOR/96-335, s. 52;
  • SOR/98-197, s. 5.

 An air carrier that proposes to operate a TPC or series of TPCs with aircraft having an MCTOW of 35,000 pounds (15,900 kg) or less is deemed to have been issued a small carrier charter permit by the Agency for that purpose if the air carrier meets all applicable requirements of the Act and these Regulations other than those that are solely in respect of an air carrier that proposes to operate a TPC or series of TPCs using aircraft having an MCTOW greater than 35,000 pounds (15,900 kg).

  • SOR/96-335, s. 52.

Charter Authorizations

  •  (1) On request, the Agency shall issue a charter authorization to an air carrier, that is valid for a period of up to one year, to operate a TPC or series of TPCs that use aircraft having an MCTOW greater than 35,000 pounds (15,900 kg) without the requirement to obtain a program permit for the TPC or series of TPCs if the air carrier

    • (a) holds a financial guarantee that specifies the information required by subsection 91(5) and that meets the requirements of subsection 91(6) and files a copy thereof with the Agency;

    • (b) files with the Agency a signed and witnessed statement by each charterer, in a form provided by the Agency, that certifies that the charterer is in possession of

      • (i) where the financial guarantee is a letter of credit, the original of the letter of credit and of all amendments thereto respecting the TPC or series of TPCs, or

      • (ii) in any other case, a copy of both the financial guarantee and all amendments thereto respecting the TPC or series of TPCs; and

    • (c) files with the Agency proof that verifiable monitoring, compliance and disclosure systems situated in Canada have been instituted to enable the air carrier, during the period of validity of the charter authorization, to ensure that

      • (i) the level of protection specified in the financial guarantee is such that all advance payments are fully protected at all times, and

      • (ii) all provisions of the financial guarantee are fully complied with.

  • (2) The monitoring, compliance and disclosure systems referred to in paragraph (1)(c) shall not be modified in any way during the period of validity of the charter authorization without the prior written approval of the Agency, which approval shall be given if the criteria specified in paragraph (1)(c) continue to be met.

  • (3) During the period of validity of the charter authorization

    • (a) the air carrier shall include in every charter contract, which is in force during that period, the provisions required by subsections 91(3) and (4);

    • (b) the air carrier shall, in respect of a charter contract referred to in paragraph (a), specify on the page of the charter contract that bears the signature of the air carrier and the charterer that a charter authorization has been issued by the Agency and the period of the validity thereof;

    • (c) the air carrier shall provide each charterer with

      • (i) if the financial guarantee is a letter of credit, an original of both the letter of credit and all amendments to it respecting the TPC or series of TPCs, or

      • (ii) in any other case, a copy of the financial guarantee and of all amendments to it respecting the TPC or series of TPCs in addition to signed documentation, in a form provided by the Agency, that establishes that the advance payments received by the air carrier for each charter or series of charters are protected;

    • (d) the provisions of subsection 91(7) and paragraphs 93(1)(c) and (d) shall apply;

    • (e) the air carrier shall file with the Agency a copy of all financial guarantees, other than the financial guarantees referred to in paragraph (1)(a), subsection 91(7) and paragraphs 93(1)(c) and (d), prior to any advance payments being received from the charterer; and

    • (f) the air carrier shall, upon filing with the Agency a copy of a financial guarantee pursuant to paragraph (e), subsection 91(7) and paragraphs 93(1)(c) and (d), file evidence with the Agency that

      • (i) the charterer has been provided with the financial guarantee in accordance with paragraph (c), and

      • (ii) the level of protection specified in the financial guarantee is such that all advance payments are fully protected at all times.

  • SOR/96-335, s. 52;
  • SOR/2017-19, s. 6.

 The air carrier shall submit to the Agency or its authorized representative, in writing, within 30 days after the end of each month, a report respecting the TPC or series of TPCs that were operated with aircraft having an MCTOW greater than 35,000 pounds (15,900 kg) pursuant to a charter authorization during the previous month, that sets out

  • (a) the aircraft type and number of available seats for each charter;

  • (b) every airport of enplanement or point of departure and every airport of deplanement or point of destination of each charter;

  • (c) the dates of departure and arrival of each charter; and

  • (d) for each charter, the number of Canadian-origin passengers and the number of foreign-origin passengers.

  • SOR/96-335, s. 52.

 The air carrier shall file with the Agency, on request, such additional information as the Agency requires to determine whether the air carrier has fully complied with the provisions of sections 95 and 96.

  • SOR/96-335, s. 52.

 Where the Agency determines that the air carrier has not complied or no longer complies with the provisions of sections 95 and 96, the Agency may

  • (a) in addition to cancelling the charter authorization, require that the air carrier obtain a program permit for each TPC or series of TPCs in accordance with section 91; and

  • (b) where it determines that any of the conditions set out in section 76 would otherwise be contravened, refuse to issue to the air carrier any other charter authorization requested pursuant to this Division for a period not exceeding 12 months after the date of the cancellation.

  • SOR/96-335, s. 52.

DIVISION IIITransborder Passenger Non-Resaleable Charters

General

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no air carrier shall operate a TPNC or series of TPNCs unless

    • (a) the cost of transportation of passengers is paid by not more than three charterers without any contribution, direct or indirect, from any other person; and

    • (b) no charge or other financial obligation is imposed on any passenger as a condition of carriage or otherwise in connection with the transportation.

  • (2) Where the Agency determines that an air carrier has not complied with the provisions of subsection (1) or section 100, the Agency shall require the air carrier to apply in writing to obtain prior approval from the Agency to operate each proposed TPNC or series of TPNCs for a specific period.

  • (3) An air carrier proposing to operate a TPNC or series of TPNCs that do not meet the requirements of paragraph (1)(a) or (b) shall apply in writing to obtain prior approval from the Agency to operate the proposed TPNC or series of TPNCs.

  • (4) An application referred to in subsection (2) or (3) shall contain the information required by paragraphs 100(a) to (d).

  • (5) The Agency shall approve a TPNC or series of TPNCs referred to in subsection (2) or (3) where the Agency determines that operation of the TPNC or series of TPNCs is not contrary to any of the conditions set out in section 76.

  • SOR/96-335, s. 52.
 
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