Missinippi Airways’ AOC is again suspended

Missinippi Airways (Beaver Air Services dba) (Manitoba) lost its AOC again on October 21. Transport Canada issued the following statement.

“Transport Canada has suspended Missinippi Airways’ Air Operator Certificate (AOC), effective October 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Without an Air Operator Certificate, a company cannot provide commercial air services in Canada.

This action is based on safety concerns due to deficiencies with the company’s Operational Control System identified during Transport Canada’s inspection earlier this week. This inspection was scheduled to confirm that corrective actions put in place following a previous suspension in July are working effectively.

Transport Canada has taken this action in the interest of public safety. Transport Canada consulted with Missinippi Airways throughout the period leading up to the suspension. This suspension does not rule out further regulatory action.

Transport Canada will continue to work with Missinippi Airways. The company must demonstrate that it meets all applicable safety regulations before Transport Canada will reissue its Air Operator Certificate.”

The Canadian airline originally lost its AOC on July 16, 2011 following a tragic crash on July 4.

On July 4, 2011, a Missinippi Airways Cessna 208B registered C-FMCB (msn 208B-B1114) crashed after takeoff from Pukatawagan Airport. One person was killed and the rest were treated for injuries. The AOC was restored in early September 2011.

Copyright Photo: CambridgeBayWeather. C-FMCB is pictured at Cambridge Bay prior to the tragic accident.