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This weekly briefing series outlines recent decisions and news that affect the aviation sector.

The articles listed below are intended to provide readers with general information. They should not be regarded or relied upon as legal advice or opinion.

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October 23, 2021 – Arbitrator: Air Canada pilots can’t fly past the age of 65

October 23, 2021

TOP STORY Arbitrator: Air Canada pilots can’t fly past the age of 65   CTA DECISIONS Application – Tyrolean Jet Services GmbH c.o.b. Tyrolean – Determination No. A-2021-157 License No. 090109 Application – Türk Hava Yollari Anonim Ortakligi (Turkish Airlines Inc.) carrying on business as Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo (Turkish Airlines) – Determination No. A-2021-155 Application for extra-bilateral authority to permit it to operate two additional flights between Turkey and Canada, on December 17, 2021, and January 2, 2022 – Agency granted authority, and varied Condition No. 2 of Turkish Airlines’ license to the extent necessary to permit it…

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October 16, 2021 – CTA: Accessible transportation requirements exemption rejected

October 16, 2021

TOP STORY CTA: Accessible transportation requirements exemption rejected   CIRB DECISIONS Grievance – Uniforms – American Airlines, Inc. v United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (United Steelworkers), 2021 CanLII 88124Grievance related to roll-out of new uniforms where Customer Service employees were issued an initial allotment of uniforms at no cost, but not Ramp employees – Union argued requirement to treat both groups equally – Employer argued Customer Service employees were required to wear only new uniforms whereas Ramp employees were allowed to use previous uniforms – Arbitrator concluded language in collective…

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October 9, 2021 – Federal public servants, RCMP and air and rail travellers must be vaccinated by month’s end, Trudeau says

October 9, 2021

TOP STORY Federal public servants, RCMP and air and rail travellers must be vaccinated by month’s end, Trudeau says   CTA DECISIONS Application – Taiga Air Services Limited – Determination No. A-2021-148 Application for a license to operate a non-scheduled international service, small aircraft, to transport traffic on a charter basis between Canada and any other country – CTA issued license subject to condition Suspension – Aéroclub de Montréal Inc. / Montreal Flying Club Inc. c.o.b. as Univair Aviation – Order No. 2021-A-S-320 License Nos. 972193 & 977275 Suspension – Aspire Airlines Inc. c.o.b. Aspire; Aspire Airlines – Determination No….

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October 2, 2021 – Pandemic-fuelled rise in passenger bad behaviour taking toll on flight attendants

October 2, 2021

TOP STORY Pandemic-fuelled rise in passenger bad behaviour taking toll on flight attendants   CTA DECISIONS Suspension – Air Charter Service, Inc – Determination No. 2021-A-S-293 License No. 010004 Suspension – Tantalus Air Ltd. c.o.b. Harbour Air, Harbour Air Seaplanes – Determination No. A-2021-141 License No. 180016 Suspension – Tantalus Air Ltd. c.o.b. Harbour Air, Harbour Air Seaplanes – Determination No. A-2021-142 License Nos. 140025, 140026 Suspension – Wells Gray Air Services Ltd. – Determination A-2021-143 License No. 170025 Cancellation – Acadian Seaplanes LLC c.o.b. Acadian Air – Determination No. A-2021-144 License No. 190033 Cancellation – Bluelink Jets AB –…

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September 25, 2021 – Lessons Learnt for Airports from 9/11: A Comparison of Aviation Security and Health Crisis Response

September 27, 2021

TOP STORY Lessons Learnt for Airports from 9/11: A Comparison of Aviation Security and Health Crisis Response   CTA DECISIONS Application – EW Discover GmbH – Determination No. A-2021-139 Application to operate scheduled international services in accordance with the Agreement on Air Transport between Canada and the European Community and its Member States, signed on December 18, 2009 – Agency issued the license pursuant to conditions Application – EW Discover GmbH – Determination No. A-2021-140 Application to operate a non-scheduled international service to transport traffic on a charter basis between the Federal Republic of Germany and Canada – Agency issued…

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September 18, 2021 – When will international air travel soar again after COVID-19?

September 18, 2021

TOP STORY When will international air travel soar again after COVID-19?   CIRB DECISIONS Bargaining Unit Order – Cargojet Airways Ltd. – Order No. 11640-U All pilots employed by Cargojet Airways Ltd., excluding managers training and standards, the assistant chief pilots and those above the risk of assistant chief pilot CTA DECISIONS Application – Aurore Jacquemot and Pierre-Louis Fetet against WestJet, Aerovias de Mexico S.A. de C.V. – Decision No. 95-C-A-2021 TC/TSB NEWS Airworthiness directives   INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION NEWS COPA – IFR approaches COPA – Nakusp council to look into airport improvements ICAO – Future of aviation security focus…

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September 11, 2021 – WestJet will require all workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

September 11, 2021

TOP STORY WestJet will require all workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19   CTA DECISIONS Suspension – Cornwall Aviation (1979) Ltd. – Order No. 2021-A-18 License Nos. 962536, 967241 – licenses reinstated effective September 9, 2021 Application – Flair Airlines c.o.b. Flair Air – Determination No. A-2021-130 Suspension – Aero J.L. S.A. de C.V. c.o.b. Vitalis Air Ambulance – Order No. 2021-A-S-282 License No. 200010 TC/TSB NEWS Airworthiness directives Investigation report: Loss of control and collision with terrain at Ottawa/Carp Airport, Ontario, in February 2021   INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION NEWS COPA – And still the block remains ICAO – ICAO Stocktaking event spotlights latest innovations, concrete commitments, and…

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September 4, 2021 – Canada set to welcome fully vaccinated foreign travellers next week

September 4, 2021

TOP STORY Canada set to welcome fully vaccinated foreign travellers next week   CTA DECISIONS Suspension – Valley Med Flight Inc. – Order No. 2021-A-S-274 License No. 130069 Suspension – PacJet, Inc. – Order No. 2021-A-S-276 License No. 200018 Suspension – EagleMed LLC c.o.b. AeroCare, Air Evac Lifeteam – Order No. 2021-A-S-277 License No. 120058 Suspension – Voluxis Limited – Order No. 2021-A-S-267 License No. 210002 Application – Maleth Aero AOC Limited – Determination No. A-2021-129 Application for license to operate non-scheduled international service to transport traffic on a charter basis between Malta and Canada – Agency issued license subject…

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August 28, 2021 – Air Canada requiring all employees, new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19

August 28, 2021

TOP STORY Air Canada requiring all employees, new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19   TC/TSB NEWS Airworthiness directives   INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION NEWS CBAA-ACAA – Canada’s business aviation community welcomes border reopening announcement COPA – Brockton councillors ask that concrete block at airport be removed as ‘sign of positivity’ COPA – Federal assistance programs for Canadian airports ICAO – ICAO VDS gains acceptance for global health proof verification   UNION NEWS ALPA – COVID vaccine updates for pilots PSAC – Federal vaccination requirements: No policy until after federal election UNIFOR2002 – Unifor Local 2002 statement on mandatory vaccination in the…

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August 21, 2021 – Porter Airlines first Canadian airline to mandate COVID-19 testing or vaccination for all team members

August 21, 2021

TOP STORY Porter Airlines first Canadian airline to mandate COVID-19 testing or vaccination for all team members   CIRB DECISIONS Bargaining Unit Order – Global Aviation Services Inc. – Order No. 11632-U International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers – all ramp and lead agents providing ramp handling services, excluding passenger service and grooming, employed by Global Aviation Services. Inc. at the Vancouver International Airport, excluding supervisors and those above the rank of supervisor   CTA DECSIONS Application – Etihad Airways PJSC c.o.b. Etihad Airways – Determination No. A-2021-126 Applicant applied for a license to operate a non-scheduled international service…

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