February 29, 2020 – Canadian flight crew released from quarantine

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Chief Public Health Officer’s statement on releasing flight crew from quarantine



  • Unjust dismissal – Sort and Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd – 2020 CarswellNat 372 (Can. Arb.)
    Employee made Canada Labour Code complaint for unjust dismissal – airline transport pilot – pilot completed training on new type – pilot expressed interest in being promoted to captain – peer reviews determined pilot not ready for upgrade – airline supported future promotion – chief pilot for type determined pilot was not proficient; pilot met individual proficiency standards in training – pilot dismissed in the interest of aviation safety – Code protects non-management employees from dismissal without cause – employee entitled to damages – damages to be calculated
  • Denied boarding – Alageel v. Air Canada – 2020 BCCRT 201
    Passenger claimed $5,000; denied boarding international flight: name on infant daughter’s ticket did not match identification – round-trip flight – passenger denied boarding on return leg – flights operated by Lufthansa – Air Canada argued that Lufthansa was liable for denied boarding – passenger did not have compelling evidence of typographic error – passenger’s financial claims were not supported by evidence – compensation denied
  • Duty of fair representation – Langevin v. Air Canada – 2020 FCA 48
    Employee initiated judicial review – employee terminated by employer; alleged that union had not fairly represented him – Industrial Relations Board denied complaint – Federal Court of Appeal denied review – criteria for duty of fair representation complaint are: union acted in bad faith, arbitrarily, or in discriminatory fashion – none of these proven – employee could not prove breach of natural justice – application dismissed



  • Air Passenger Regs – Multiple applicants against Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat A.T. Inc, United Airlines Inc, Sunwing Airlines Inc. and Swoop Inc. – Letter Decision No. LET-C-A-12-2020
    “The Agency has concluded that this is too large a number of complaints to be examined in a single proceeding, with the Agency’s existing resources. Instead, the Agency has determined that an additional 559 applications, listed in Appendix, which includes 78 new flights, and a total of 6 air carriers, should be added at this stage to this proceeding. The applications have been selected based on the issues raised, the number of complaints per carrier, and the number of complaints per flight.”
  • Application – Eurowings GmbH c-o-b as Eurowings, on behalf of itself and SunExpress Deutschland GmbH – Determinaiton No. A-2020-31
    Pursuant to section 60 of the Canada Transportation Act and section 8.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations
  • Application – Air Canada also c-o-b as Air Canada rouge and as Air Canada Cargo, on behalf of itself and Air Transat A.T. Inc. c-o-b as Air Transat – Determination No. A-2020-33
    Pursuant to section 60 of the Canada Transportation Act and section 8.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations
  • Application – Türk Hava Yollari Anonim Ortakligi (Turkish Airlines Inc.) c-o-b as Turkish Airlines (Turkish Airlines), on behalf of itself and ACT Havayollari A.S. (ACT Airlines Inc.) c-o-b as ACT Airlines (ACT Airlines) – Determination No. A-2020-25
    Pursuant to section 60 of the Canada Transportation Act and section 8.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations
  • Application – Regional 1 Airlines Ltd. c-o-b as R1 Airlines – Determination No. A-2020-30
    To continue suspension of licence Nos. 030125 and 030126
  • Suspension – Kississing Lake Lodge Ltd. c-o-b as Wings over Kississing – Order No. 2020-A-27
    Licence Nos. 000076 and 140082, reinstated effective February 27, 2020
  • Suspension – Personas y Parquetes Por Aire S.A. de C.V. c-o-b as AirLink – Order No. 2020-A-26
    Licence No. 130073, reinstated effective February 26, 2020
  • Suspension – Foley Flight Leasing Inc. – Determination No. 2020-02-24
    Licence No. 010040
  • Suspension – Regency Air, LLC – Order No. 2020-A-22
    Licence No. 190014, reinstated February 24, 2020
  • Suspension – The Berkeley Group, LLC c-o-b as NV Jets – Determination No. A-2020-27
    Licence No. 110037
  • Suspension – Air Georgian Limited – Determination No. A-2020-21
    Licence No. 980179
  • Suspension – Global Air Charters Inc. – Order No. 2020-A-21
    Licence No. 170005, reinstated February 20, 2020
  • Suspension – Altius Aviation, LLC – Order No. 2020-A-20
    Licence No. 140085, reinstated February 19, 2020
  • Suspension – Air Georgian Limited – Order No. 2020-A-19
    Licence Nos. 980105 and 980106





Coronavirus information for flight crews

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Air Canada CSSA’s: bargaining update – February 26, 2020
Air Georgian members: Air Georgian files for notice of intention (NOI) to make a proposal
Swissport: Blue pass update for former Handlex – February 26, 2020
ORNGE: schedule for bargaining proposal meetings