Enforcement Action Summary - Corporate Offenders - September 2015

 

Corporation:

Stephenville Airport

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2014-09-10 1 CAR 302.07(1) $3 500 Atlantic Region
2014-09-10 1 CAR 302.503(3) $3 750 Atlantic Region

The Stephenville Airport, holder of an airport certificate assigned duties to employees who had not successfully completed a safety-related initial training course on human and organizational factors. The airport also failed to conduct an initial audit in respect of their quality assurance program within the required 12 month period. The airport was assessed monetary penalties totaling $ 7 250.

Corporation:

Gouvernement du Québec
Service Aérien Gouvernemental

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2014-09-12 1 CAR 605.94(1) $3 750 Quebec Region

The company aircraft C-GQBQ took off from La Grande, Qc with a defect and without the defect being entered in the journey log book. The Quebec government was assessed a monetary penalty of $ 3 750.

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Orca Airways Ltd

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2014-10-01 1 CAR 605.94(1) $3 750 Pacific Region

The company made configuration changes to aircraft C-GPMP to meet operational requirements and failed to enter these changes in the aircraft journey log. Orca Airways Ltd was assessed a $ 3 750 monetary penalty.

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Kindersley Airspray Ltd

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2014-08-10 1 CAR 605.94(1) $3 750 Prairie & Northern Region

The company aircraft C-FJQU severed a power line while spraying. The aircraft returned to base and the particulars of the flight was not recorded in the aircraft journey log. Kindersley Airspray Ltd was assessed a $ 3 750 monetary penalty.

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Town of The Pas Airport

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2015-03-19 1 CAR 107.02 $12 500 Prairie & Northern Region
2015-03-19 1 CAR 302.08(5) $12 500 Prairie & Northern Region

The certified airport did not establish and did not maintain a Safety Management System (SMS) as required. Furthermore, the company did not operate the airport in accordance with the airport operations manual. The certificate holder was assessed monetary penalties totaling $ 25 000.

Corporation:

Heli Dynamics Ltd

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2015-01-21 1 CAR 103.02(2) $ 5 000 Prairie & Northern Region
2014-10-08 1 CAR 703.02 $ 6 500 Prairie & Northern Region
2014-10-09 1 CAR 703.14(2) $ 5 000 Prairie & Northern Region
2014-09-07 to 2014-10-11 5 CAR 703.88(1) $ 32 500 Prairie & Northern Region
2015-01-21 1 CAR 703.99(1) $ 5 000 Prairie & Northern Region

The company, a Canadian Aviation Document holder, failed to produce a document on demand by the Minister. The company also operated an aircraft contrary to conditions and operations specifications of their air operator certificate issued by the Minister. The air operator’s operations personnel did not follow the procedures specified in the air operator’s company operations manual (COM). The air operator also permitted, on 5 occasions a person to act as a crew member in their aircraft without the proper qualifications. The air operator failed to establish and maintain a record of the training and qualifications of their pilots. Heli Dynamics Ltd was assessed monetary penalties totaling $ 54 000.

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