Licences and charter permits
Amendments to the Air Transportation Regulations (ATR) have been finalized and published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.
The majority of the amendments come into force July 1, 2019, while increased insurance requirements will be implemented in two years, on July 1, 2021.
The Agency is the authority for Canada that issues licences to operate publicly available air services. The Agency issues licences to operate domestic air services to Canadian applicants. It also issues licences to operate scheduled and non-scheduled international services to and from Canada.
More information on:
- Application process for canadian ownership determinations for air transportation
- Air licencing requirements for resellers
- Exemptions to section 59 of the Act (obligation to hold an Agency licence)
- Financial requirements for Canadian air carrier licence applicants
- Canada's policy on wet leases
- Liability insurance requirements for wet-leasing, block space and code-sharing arrangements
- Extra-bilateral air service applications
- Licence requirements for fractional ownership
- Approval of fifth and seventh freedom charter flights for foreign carriers
- Guide to Canadian ownership and control in fact for air transportation
- Criteria to determine what constitutes an air service
- Air licensing (FAQ)
- International Air Charters: A Guide
Air carrier licence search
Search the Agency's database of air licences.
Application forms and guides
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|Forms||How to apply|
|Air licence (Canadian applicant)|
|Air licence (non-Canadian applicant)|
|Code-Share and Blocked-Space Approval|