Transport Canada has reinstated Island Express Air's Air Operator Certificate for its air taxi operations after a robust review of the company's operations. The reinstatement allows the company to provide commercial air service in North America.

Island Express Air has addressed Transport Canada's concerns regarding the deficiencies in its operations. Transport Canada will closely monitor Island Express Air's operations to verify that the company remains compliant with aviation safety regulations.

On February 28, 2018, Transport Canada suspended Island Express' Air Operator Certificate in the interest of public safety due to the airline's February 23, 2018 accident in Abbotsford, BC and its contraventions of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

The safety and security of Canadians is a top priority and the department will not hesitate to take swift action when a deficiency is detected.

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