Calgary airline fined $25K for Burma plane export
A Calgary-based airline has been fined $25,000 for unlawfully exporting an airplane and aircraft parts to Burma.
Kenn Borek Air pleaded guilty to exporting one de Havilland Twin Otter aircraft as well as 149 parts to Burma, also known as Myanmar, without valid export permits in November 2007.
Burma was added to Canada's Area Control List in 1997.
The export or transfer of any goods or technology to countries on the list must be authorized with a permit issued by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
The firm was charged a year ago.
The maximum fine under the Customs Act was $500,000 or five years in prison.