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

Act current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-06-22. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Agreement — cost recovery
  •  (1) The Minister may enter into an agreement with any person or organization respecting any matter for which a regulation made under subsection 4.4(1) or (2) could impose a charge.

  • Marginal note:Regulations — exemption

    (2) If both an agreement entered into under subsection (1) and a regulation made under subsection 4.4(1) or (2) relate to the same matter, the regulation does not apply to the person or organization that has entered into the agreement in respect of the matter for which payment is required under the agreement.

  • Marginal note:Recovery

    (3) When the Minister enters into an undertaking with respect to a matter for which payment of an amount is required from the other party under the terms of an agreement entered into under subsection (1), the undertaking is deemed, for the purposes of recovering that amount, not to be a duty of the Minister under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Debt due to Her Majesty

    (4) All amounts payable under an agreement entered into under subsection (1) and any interest payable on them constitute a debt due to Her Majesty in right of Canada and may be recovered as such in any court of competent jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:Spending

    (5) The Minister may spend the amounts received under an agreement entered into under subsection (1) in the fiscal year in which they are received or in the next fiscal year.

  • 2017, c. 20, s. 312.
Marginal note:Civil air navigation services
  •  (1) An order or regulation must not be made under this Part that has the effect of imposing charges for civil air navigation services, and an agreement must not be entered into under subsection 4.401(1) that has the effect of requiring payment for those services.

  • Marginal note:Minister of National Defence

    (2) An order or regulation must not be made under this Part that has the effect of imposing charges for air navigation services provided by or on behalf of the Minister of National Defence, and an agreement must not be entered into under subsection 4.401(1) that has the effect of requiring payment for those services, if

    • (a) the charges or payments are for services referred to in subsection 10(1) of the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act; or

    • (b) the charges or payments are for services that are similar to services that the ANS Corporation provides and charges for in respect of Canadian airspace or any other airspace in respect of which Canada has responsibility for the provision of air traffic control services.

  • 1996, c. 20, s. 100;
  • 2017, c. 20, s. 313.
Marginal note:Seizure and detention for charges
  •  (1) Where the amount of any charge and interest thereon due by a person that has been imposed under section 4.4 has not been paid, the Minister may, in addition to any other remedy available for the collection of the amount and whether or not a judgment for the collection of the amount has been obtained, on application to the superior court of the province in which any aircraft owned or operated by the person is situated, obtain an order of the court, issued on such terms as the court deems necessary, authorizing the Minister to seize and detain the aircraft.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Where the amount of any charge and interest thereon due by a person that has been imposed under section 4.4 has not been paid and the Minister has reason to believe that the person is about to leave Canada or take from Canada any aircraft owned or operated by the person, the Minister may, in addition to any other remedy available for the collection of the amount and whether or not a judgment for the collection of the amount has been obtained, on ex parte application to the superior court of the province in which any aircraft owned or operated by the person is situated, obtain an order of the court, issued on such terms as the court deems necessary, authorizing the Minister to seize and detain the aircraft.

  • Marginal note:Release on payment

    (3) Subject to subsection (4), except where otherwise directed by an order of a court, the Minister is not required to release from detention an aircraft seized under subsection (1) or (2) unless the amount in respect of which the seizure was made is paid.

  • Marginal note:Release on security

    (4) The Minister shall release from detention an aircraft seized under subsection (1) or (2) if a bond or other security in a form satisfactory to the Minister for the amount in respect of which the aircraft was seized is deposited with the Minister.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 1.
Marginal note:Exempt aircraft
  •  (1) Any aircraft of a person referred to in subsection 4.5(1) or (2) that would be exempt from seizure under a writ of execution issued out of the superior court of the province in which the aircraft is situated, is exempt from seizure and detention under that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) The Governor in Council may by regulation exempt any aircraft from seizure and detention under section 4.5.

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

Aviation Security

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in sections 4.71 to 4.85.

goods

bien

goods means anything that may be taken or placed on board an aircraft, or that may be brought into an aerodrome or other aviation facility, including personal belongings, baggage, cargo and conveyances. (bien)

screening

contrôle

screening means a screening, including a search, carried out in the manner and under the circumstances prescribed in aviation security regulations, security measures, emergency directions or interim orders. (contrôle)

  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1992, c. 4, s. 5;
  • 1999, c. 31, ss. 5, 6;
  • 2004, c. 15, s. 5.

Aviation Security Regulations

Marginal note:Aviation security regulations
  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting aviation security.

  • Marginal note:Contents of regulations

    (2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), regulations may be made under that subsection

    • (a) respecting the safety of the public, passengers, crew members, aircraft and aerodromes and other aviation facilities;

    • (b) respecting restricted areas in aircraft or at aerodromes or other aviation facilities, including regulations respecting their identification, access to them and their administration or management;

    • (c) respecting the screening of persons entering or inside an aircraft or an aerodrome or other aviation facility;

    • (d) respecting the screening of goods that are intended to be taken or placed on board an aircraft or brought into an aerodrome or other aviation facility, or that are inside an aircraft or an aerodrome or other aviation facility, including regulations authorizing the use of force to gain access to goods being screened;

    • (e) respecting the seizure or detention of goods in the course of screenings, including regulations respecting the destruction of seized or detained goods;

    • (f) respecting the prevention of unlawful interference with civil aviation and the action that is to be taken if that interference occurs or is likely to occur;

    • (g) requiring any person or any class of persons to have a security clearance as a condition to conducting any activity specified in the regulations or to being

    • (h) respecting the making of applications for security clearances and the information to be provided by applicants;

    • (i) specifying Canadian aviation documents for the purpose of paragraph 3(3)(c);

    • (j) establishing security requirements for the design or construction of aircraft and aerodromes and other aviation facilities;

    • (k) requiring security management systems to be established by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority and by air carriers and operators of aerodromes and other aviation facilities, including regulations respecting the content or requirements of those systems;

    • (l) establishing security requirements for equipment, systems and processes used in aircraft and aerodromes and other aviation facilities;

    • (m) respecting the qualifications, training and standards of performance of classes of persons having responsibilities for security requirements;

    • (n) respecting the testing of the effectiveness of equipment, systems and processes used in aircraft and aerodromes and other aviation facilities; and

    • (o) respecting the provision to the Minister of aviation security related information specified in the regulations.

  • 2004, c. 15, s. 5.
 
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