Dec. 2: Airline Grounded for Poor Safety Record
Transport Canada grounded Buffalo Airways, the northern airline chronicled over six seasons on TV’s Ice Pilots NWT, due to safety compliance issues. The regulator said it was suspending the airline’s air operator certificate due to its “poor safety record” and won’t let it resume its commercial air service until it proves it can keep its operations consistently compliant with aviation safety regulations. The suspension follows a history of incidents. And last year, the airline company was fined after pleading guilty to three violations of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.