Transport Canada suspends Buffalo Airways’ Air Operator Certificate

December 1, 2015 – Ottawa – Transport Canada

Transport Canada suspended Buffalo Airways’ Air Operator Certificate, effective November 30, 2015, which prohibits the company from providing commercial air services.

Transport Canada took this serious action in the interest of public safety because of Buffalo Airways’ poor safety record. The department will not allow Buffalo Airways to resume its commercial air service until it proves it can keep its operations consistently compliant with aviation safety regulations.

Transport Canada takes its aviation safety oversight role very seriously and expects every air operator to fully comply with aviation safety regulations. When air operators, like Buffalo Airways, fail to comply with aviation regulations, the department takes appropriate action in the interest of public safety.

Quick Facts

  • Transport Canada liaised with Buffalo Airways throughout the period leading up to the suspension and we will continue to work with the company in the interest of public safety.
  • This suspension took effect on November 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. MST.
  • Transport Canada does not hesitate to take safety action, which is why the department has suspended Buffalo Airways.

*The History Channel aired the last episode of Ice Pilots NWT, which depicted the day-to-day operations of Buffalo Airways, in December 2014.