I.M.P. Group Limited d/b/a Execaire 2006-1-17
This order concerns unauthorized passenger air service between various cities in the United States by I.M.P. Group Limited d/b/a Execaire, a Canadian charter air taxi registered with the Department pursuant to 14 CFR Part 294. The carriage of local traffic for compensation or hire by foreign air carriers, including Canadian charter air taxis, between two points in the United States, a practice commonly referred to as cabotage, is a violation of 49 U.S.C. § 41703, which prohibits cabotage except under very limited circumstances that do not apply herc. Registered Canadian charter air taxis that engage in cabotage without Departmental authorization also violate 14 CFR 294.81 , which applies the general statutory prohibition in section 41703 specifically to them as a class of foreign air carrier. Violations of section 4 1703 and Part 294 also constitute an unfair and deceptive trade practice and unfair method of competition in violation of 49 U.S.C. 3 41712. This consent order directs Execaire to cease and desist from such fiirther violations and to pay a compromise civil penalty of $20,000.