WestJet (Calgary) announced today that Transport Canada has issued an air operator certificate (AOC) for WestJet Encore, which launches service in Western Canada on June 24, 2013.
An air operator certificate is granted following an extensive application process whereby Transport Canada determines whether or not a company’s facilities and organizational structure, including properly licensed and qualified personnel, meet the applicable requirements. Transport Canada then determines the applicant has the ability to operate the service safely, properly and in accordance with the regulating standards and procedures detailed in the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
Top Copyright Photo: WestJet. The first, Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-FOEN (msn 4440), arrives at the Calgary base.
Bottom Copyright Photo: WestJet. A symbolic key was presented to the airline for the first delivery. The term “Q400” is a marketing term. The aircraft are certified as DHC-8-402 aircraft.