Aeronautics Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. A-2)

Act current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2017-06-22. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Regulations
  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations authorizing the Minister to make orders directing the ANS Corporation to maintain or increase the level of civil air navigation services it provides in accordance with such terms and conditions as may be specified in the orders.

  • Marginal note:Order must relate to safety

    (2) The Minister may make an order under subsection (1) only if the Minister is of the opinion that the order is necessary for aviation safety or the safety of the public.

  • Marginal note:No compensation

    (3) The ANS Corporation is not entitled to financial compensation for any financial losses that result or may result from the Minister making an order under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Exemption

    (4) An order under subsection (1) is exempt from examination, registration or publication under the Statutory Instruments Act.

  • 1996, c. 20, s. 101.
Marginal note:Hours of work limitation and insurance

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) limiting the hours of work of crew members of any aircraft operated by air carriers and of crew members of any aircraft used for carrying passengers;

  • (b) requiring owners and operators of aircraft to subscribe for and carry liability insurance and specifying the minimum amount of that insurance if the owners and operators are not required by regulations made by the Canadian Transportation Agency to subscribe for and carry liability insurance; and

  • (c) requiring persons providing aeronautical radio navigation services, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act, to subscribe for and carry liability insurance and specifying the minimum amount of that insurance.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-2, s. 5;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 1, c. 28 (3rd Supp.), s. 359;
  • 1992, c. 4, s. 8;
  • 1996, c. 10, s. 204, c. 20, s. 102.
Marginal note:Restrictions and prohibitions for safety or security purposes

 The Minister or any person authorized by the Minister may by notice prohibit or restrict the operation of aircraft on or over any area or within any airspace, either absolutely or subject to any exceptions or conditions that the Minister or person may specify, if, in the opinion of the Minister or person, the prohibition or restriction is necessary for aviation safety or security or the protection of the public.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 1;
  • 2004, c. 15, s. 8.
Marginal note:Relationship to Radiocommunication Act

 Regulations made under this Part respecting

  • (a) aeronautical products or equipment or facilities used to provide services relating to aeronautics,

  • (b) persons who operate or are engaged in the design, installation, inspection, maintenance, approval and certification of aeronautical products, equipment or facilities, or

  • (c) the provision of information services in relation to the operation of aircraft or conditions of flight

are in addition to and not in derogation of the provisions of the Radiocommunication Act and regulations made under that Act and, where there is any conflict between any regulation made under this Part and any regulation made under the Radiocommunication Act, the regulation made under the Radiocommunication Act prevails.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1989, c. 17, ss. 8, 15;
  • 1992, c. 4, s. 9(F).
Marginal note:Relationship to Explosives Act

 Regulations made under this Part respecting the use and operation of rockets are in addition to and not in derogation of the provisions of the Explosives Act and regulations made thereunder and, where there is any conflict between any regulation respecting rockets made under this Part and any regulation made under the Explosives Act, the regulation made under the Explosives Act prevails.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 1.

Airport Zoning

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this section and sections 5.5 to 5.81,

    airport site

    zone aéroportuaire

    airport site means any land, not being a part of an existing airport,

    • (a) the title to which is vested in or that otherwise belongs to Her Majesty in right of Canada, or

    • (b) in respect of which a notice of intention to expropriate under section 5 of the Expropriation Act has been registered

    and that is declared by order of the Governor in Council to be required for use as an airport; (zone aéroportuaire)

    federal airport

    aéroport fédéral

    federal airport includes a military aerodrome; (aéroport fédéral)

    lands

    biens-fonds

    lands include water (and the frozen surface thereof) and any other supporting surface; (biens-fonds)

    object

    éléments

    object includes an object of natural growth; (éléments)

    owner

    propriétaire

    owner, in respect of land or a building, structure or object, includes any person other than a lessee, who has a right, title or interest in the land, building, structure or object that is a recognized right, title or interest therein under the law of the province in which it is situated; (propriétaire)

    provincial authority

    autorité provinciale

    provincial authority means an authority in a province responsible for the regulation of land use; (autorité provinciale)

    zoning regulation

    règlements de zonage

    zoning regulation means any regulation made pursuant to subsection (2). (règlements de zonage)

  • Marginal note:Zoning regulation

    (2) The Governor in Council may make regulations for the purposes of

    • (a) preventing lands adjacent to or in the vicinity of a federal airport or an airport site from being used or developed in a manner that is, in the opinion of the Minister, incompatible with the operation of an airport;

    • (b) preventing lands adjacent to or in the vicinity of an airport or airport site from being used or developed in a manner that is, in the opinion of the Minister, incompatible with the safe operation of an airport or aircraft; and

    • (c) preventing lands adjacent to or in the vicinity of facilities used to provide services relating to aeronautics from being used or developed in a manner that would, in the opinion of the Minister, cause interference with signals or communications to and from aircraft or to and from those facilities.

  • Marginal note:Conditions precedent

    (3) The Governor in Council shall not make a zoning regulation under paragraph (2)(a) unless

    • (a) the Minister, after making a reasonable attempt to do so, has been unable to reach an agreement with the government of the province in which the lands to which the zoning regulation applies are situated providing for the use or development of the lands in a manner that is compatible with the operation of an airport; or

    • (b) in the opinion of the Minister, it is necessary to immediately prevent the use or development of the lands to which the zoning regulation applies in a manner that is incompatible with the operation of an airport.

  • Marginal note:Non-conforming uses, etc.

    (4) No zoning regulation shall apply to or in respect of a use of land, buildings, structures or objects or a building, structure or object that, on the day on which the zoning regulation comes into force, exists as a use, building, structure or object that does not conform to the zoning regulation.

  • Marginal note:Deeming existence of certain things

    (5) For the purposes of subsection (4), where on the day on which a zoning regulation comes into force, all approvals for construction required by law have been obtained permitting a building, structure or object that, if constructed, would not conform to the zoning regulation, the building, structure or object shall be deemed to exist on the day on which the zoning regulation comes into force.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1992, c. 4, s. 10.
 
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