Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre

Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre

March 13, 2012 11:25 ET

Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Directs Legal Counsel to Begin Action Against PAVCO

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 13, 2012) - The Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre (VHFC) today directed its legal counsel to start proceedings against BC Pavilion Corporation (PAVCO) over the crown corporation's failure to fulfill its obligation to VHFC to issue notice for closure of the temporary float plane terminal operating in Vancouver harbour, just to the west of VHFC's new, custom-designed facility which was built to PAVCO's specifications.

"Our patience with PAVCO is at an end," says Paul McElligott, VHFC President.

"We have fulfilled our contractual obligations; Regrettably, PAVCO has not," McElligott says. "We have a safe and modern terminal. Two float plane airlines have safely and efficiently operated hundreds of flights in and out of that facility for more than nine months.

"We will now seek a resolution of this matter through the Courts."

McElligott also noted that a PAVCO investigation of the November 5, 2011, sinking of a Harbour Air Single Otter while it was docked at VHFC agrees with VHFC's own review of the incident which found it was in no way caused by or connected to VHFC. The PAVCO report into the incident states: "none of the perceived safety concerns raised by Harbour Air and/or other float plane operators with regard to the VHFC dock were a factor in the cause for the partial submersion of C-FHAS. The primary cause was the inadequate frequency of the checks for water in the aircraft float by Harbour Air personnel."

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