Case Date
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands

HeavyLift currently has the following determinations:

Papua New Guinea route
• [2009] IASC 117, which allocates 16.5 tonnes of freight capacity; and
• [2011] IASC 111, which allocates 22.5 tonnes of freight capacity.

Solomon Islands route
• [2008] IASC 130, which allocates 25 tonnes of freight capacity.

New Zealand route
• [2005] IASC 101, which allocates unlimited freight capacity.

On 8 August 2012 the Commission was informed by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport that HeavyLift’s International Airline Licence had been cancelled.

Under section 10 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992 (the Act), the Commission may, at any time, conduct a review of a determination if it believes there may be grounds for varying, suspending or revoking the determination.

Before deciding to initiate a review, it is the Commission’s normal practice to inform the carrier to whom capacity has been allocated of the matters of concern to the Commission and to invite the carrier to show cause as to why a review should not be carried out. This is not possible in this case as HeavyLift has ceased trading and is under external administration. The Commission informed the Administrators appointed for HeavyLift of the proposed review.

The Commission has decided to conduct a review of all the determinations allocating capacity to HeavyLift and, in accordance with section 22 of the Act, invites submissions about the review.

The closing date for notice of intention to make a submission is COB (i.e. 5pm) on 25 January 2013, with the submission due by COB 1 February 2013. If no notice of intention is received by COB 25 January 2013, the Commission may proceed to make a decision.

Update: 12-March-2013

After conducting a review of capacity held by HeavyLift, the Commission issued Decision [2013] IASC 212  [PDF: 62 KB]  on 8 March 2013 revoking HeavyLifts determinations on all routes on which it had allocations.