Aeronautics Act

Version of section 4.2 from 2003-01-01 to 2015-02-06:

Marginal note:Minister’s responsibilities respecting aeronautics

 The Minister is responsible for the development and regulation of aeronautics and the supervision of all matters connected with aeronautics and, in the discharge of those responsibilities, the Minister may

  • (a) promote aeronautics by such means as the Minister considers appropriate;

  • (b) construct, maintain and operate aerodromes and establish and provide other facilities and services relating to aeronautics;

  • (c) establish and provide facilities and services for the collection, publication or dissemination of information relating to aeronautics and enter into arrangements with any person or branch of government for the collection, publication and dissemination of that information;

  • (d) undertake, and cooperate with persons undertaking, such projects, technical research, study or investigation as in the opinion of the Minister will promote the development of aeronautics;

  • (e) control and manage all aircraft and equipment necessary for the conduct of any services of Her Majesty in right of Canada;

  • (f) establish aerial routes;

  • (g) cooperate with officers of Her Majesty in right of Canada and assist them in providing any services under their jurisdiction that may require any aerial work and collaborate with officers employed in aviation services of Her Majesty in such extension of their work as the development of aeronautics may require;

  • (h) take such action as may be necessary to secure by international regulation or otherwise the rights of Her Majesty in right of Canada in international air traffic;

  • (i) cooperate with officers of Her Majesty in right of Canada on all matters relating to defence;

  • (j) cooperate or enter into administrative arrangements with aeronautics authorities of other governments or foreign states with respect to any matter relating to aeronautics;

  • (k) investigate, examine and report on the operation and development of commercial air services in, to or from Canada;

  • (l) provide financial and other assistance to persons, governments and organizations in relation to matters pertaining to aeronautics;

  • (m) for the purposes of providing aviation weather services that will ensure the safety, regularity and efficiency of aircraft operation, enter into arrangements with any branch of the Government of Canada that is capable of and responsible for providing those services or, where those arrangements cannot be made, enter into arrangements with any person or organization with respect to the provision of those services in such form and manner and at such places as the Minister considers necessary;

  • (n) investigate matters concerning aviation safety; and

  • (o) undertake such other activities in relation to aeronautics as the Minister considers appropriate or as the Governor in Council may direct.

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