Pursuant to paragraph 704.01(c) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and after taking into account that the authorization is in the public interest and is not likely to affect aviation safety, I hereby authorize Cougar Helicopters Inc 549 Barnes Drive, Suite 200, Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada to operate Sikorsky S-92 helicopters under Subpart 704 of the CARs, notwithstanding that the S-92 exceeds the 8618 kgs (19000 pounds) maximum certified take-off weight (MCTOW) imposed by paragraph 704.01(a).
Paragraph 704.01(c) states that Subpart 704 applies in respect of the operation by a Canadian air operator, in an air transport service or in aerial work involving sightseeing operations, of any aircraft that is authorized by the Minister to be operated under Subpart 704.
This authorization will allow Cougar Helicopters Inc to operate Sikorsky S-92 helicopters under Subpart 704, notwithstanding that the MCTOW exceeds the 8618 kgs (19000 pounds) limit imposed by paragraph 704.01(a).
This authorization applies to Cougar Helicopters Inc only for the purposes of operating Sikorsky S-92 helicopters under Subpart 704.
There are no conditions attached to this authorization.
The authorization is in effect until the earliest of the following:
- 23:59 on January 15, 2006;
- the date on which an amendment to the appropriate provisions of the CARs comes into effect;
- the date on which this authorization is cancelled, in writing, by the Minister, where he is of the opinion that it is no longer in the public interest, or that it is likely to affect aviation safety.
Dated at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada this 8th day of September, 2004, on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
Original signed by Michel Gaudreau
Commercial and Business Aviation
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