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OST-2015-0102 - ABS Jets - EU-US Open-Skies Charter Passenger Exemption and Permit

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ABS Jets a.s.

OST-2015-0102 - Exemption and Foreign Air Carrier Permit - EU-US Charters

May 12, 2015

Application for an Exemption and a Foreign Air Carrier Permit

ABS JETS hereby applies for an exemption and a foreign air carrier permit authorizing ABS JETS to engage in:

  1. foreign charter air transportation of persons and property from any point or points behind any Member State of the European Union via any point or points in any Member State and via intermediate points to any point or points in the United States and beyond;
  2. foreign charter air transportation of persons and property between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in any member of the European Common Aviation Area;
  3. other charters pursuant to the prior approval requirements set forth in the Department's regulations governing charters; and
  4. Charter transportation authorized by any additional route rights made available to European Union carriers in the future.

ABS JETS is an executive jet operator with bases at Prague, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. It was established in 2004. At the moment ABS JETS operates 6x Embraer Legacy 600, 2x Embraer Legacy 650, 1x Gulfstream 550 and 1x Bombardier Learjet 60XR (all of them registered in Czech Republic).

ABS JETS is presently authorized (for the sixth time) to conduct 12 charter flights to and from the United States per year under 14 CFR § 375.70.

Counsel: Michal Salanda, 420-226-231-205




Order 2015-7-14
OST-2015-0102
- Exemption and Foreign Air Carrier Permit - EU-US Charters

Issued and Served July 27, 2015

Order Granting Exemption and to Show Cause

We grant the request of ABS Jets a.s. for an exemption under 49 USC §40109 for the services:

  1. foreign charter air transportation of persons and property from any point or points behind any Member State of the European Union, via any point or points in any Member State and via intermediate points to any point or points in the United States and beyond;
  2. foreign charter air transportation of persons and property between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in any member of the European Common Aviation Area;
  3. other charters pursuant to the prior approval requirements set forth in 14 CFR Part 212 of the Department’s regulations; and
  4. charter transportation authorized by any additional route rights made available to European Union carriers in the future.

With respect to the applicant’s request for a foreign air carrier permit in this proceeding, we direct all interested persons to show cause why our tentative decision on that application, set forth above, should not be made final. Any interested person objecting to the issuance of an order making final our tentative findings and conclusions with respect to the applicant’s request for a foreign air carrier permit shall, no later than twenty-one calendar days after the date of service of this order, file with the Department.

By: Paul Gretch


 

Order 2015-10-13
OST-2015-0102
- Exemption and Foreign Air Carrier Permit - EU-US Charters

Issued August 18, 2015 | Served October 21, 2015

Final Order

By Order 2015-7-14, issued July 27, 2015, we directed all interested persons to show cause why we should not make final our tentative findings and conclusions stated therein and award a foreign air carrier permit in the form attached to the Order and subject to the conditions attached thereto. We gave interested persons 21 days to file objections to the Order. We said that if no objections were filed, all further procedural steps would be deemed waived, and the Department would enter an order (subject to Presidential review under 49 USC §41307) which would make final the findings and conclusions of the Order.

No objections were received within the time period provided.

By: Paul Gretch

 


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