Enforcement Action Summary – Corporate Offenders - September 2016

Corporation:

Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2015-10-07 1 CAR 704.02 $5,000 Atlantic Region

The Company operated an aircraft when it did not comply with the conditions and operations specifications set out in their Air Operator Certificate.

Corporation:

Ville de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2015-12-08 1 CAR 107.02 $ 12,500 Quebec Region
2015-12-08 1 CAR 302.07(1) $5,000 Quebec Region
2015-12-08 1 CAR 302.202(4) $ 3,750 Quebec Region
2015-12-08 1 CAR 302.208(10) $ 1,250 Quebec Region
2015-12-08 1 CAR 302.307(2) $ 1,250 Quebec Region

The Company, the holder of a certificate referred to in Subsections 107.01(1) or (2) of the CARs failed to establish and maintain a safety management system (SMS). The operator of an airport failed to comply with the standards set out in the aerodrome standards and recommended practices publications, as they read on the date on which the airport certificate was issued. The Company failed to review the emergency plan and make the required updates at least once a year after consultation with a representative sample of the air operators that use the airport, and the community organizations identified in the plan. The Company failed to implement an action plan to correct the deficiencies in the emergency plan. The Company failed to maintain a record of each person’s training for a period of five years and provide the Minister with a copy of any record, when requested.

Corporation:

Buffalo Airways Ltd

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2015-09-18 1 CAR 700.09(1) $ 12,500 Prairie and Northern Region
2015-09-25 1 CAR 605.86(1) $ 12,500 Prairie and Northern Region

The Company, the holder of an air operator certificate issued under section 705.07 of the CARs, failed to ensure that the operations manager performs the duties set out in subsections 705.03(1) and (2). The Company also permitted an aircraft to take-off when it had not been maintained in accordance with the maintenance schedule approved by the Minister.

Corporation:

High Terrain Helicopters Ltd

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2016-04-25 1 CAR 703.19 $5,000 Pacific Region
2016-05-05 1 CAR 706.07(1) $5,000 Pacific Region

The Company permitted an aircraft to take-off when it had not been maintained in accordance with the air operator’s maintenance control system. The Company also failed to ensure that its maintenance control system and all of the included maintenance schedules would continue to be effective and comply with the Regulations, when it did not establish and maintain a quality assurance program that meets the requirements.

Corporation:

Orca Airways Ltd

Date: Count(s): Violation: Penalty: Location:
2015-09-15 1 CAR 605.88(1) $ 5,000 Pacific Region

The Company permitted an aircraft to take-off that had been subjected to an abnormal occurrence without inspecting it for damage.

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