Airport Traffic Regulations (C.R.C., c. 886)

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2009-06-04. Previous Versions

 The Minister or airport manager may exempt any equipment or class of equipment from the provisions of this Part.

 Certificates of registration for any equipment shall be carried on the equipment at all times and shall be produced for examination on request by a constable or by an authorized representative of the airport manager.

  • SOR/92-120, s. 7.

 Any person who contravenes any provision of this Part is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $100.



 In this Part,

“apron traffic control clearance”

“apron traffic control clearance” means authorization by an apron traffic control unit for an aircraft to proceed on a controlled apron; (autorisation du contrôle de la circulation sur l’aire de trafic)

“apron traffic control instruction”

“apron traffic control instruction” means a directive issued by an apron traffic control unit for airport apron traffic and gate control purposes; (instruction du contrôle de la circulation sur l’aire de trafic)

“apron traffic control unit”

“apron traffic control unit” means staff at an airport that provides apron traffic control service at the airport and includes the staff of a mobile control vehicle; (organe du contrôle de la circulation sur l’aire de trafic)

“controlled apron”

“controlled apron” means an apron at an airport where apron traffic control service is provided; (aire de trafic contrôlée)


“operator”, in respect of an aircraft, means the person in possession of the aircraft, whether as owner, lessee, hirer or otherwise, and in section 68 includes the person in whose name the aircraft is registered; (exploitant)


“owner” has the same meaning as in the Air Regulations; (propriétaire)


“park” means the standing of an aircraft, whether occupied or not; (laisser en stationnement)


“pilot-in-command” means the pilot responsible for the operation and safety of an aircraft. (pilote commandant de bord)


 The operator or pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall

  • (a) maintain

    • (i) a continuous watch on the radio frequencies designated for apron communications, or

    • (ii) where a continuous radio watch is not possible, a watch for such instructions as may be issued by visual means from an apron traffic control unit;

  • (b) observe other apron traffic for the purpose of avoiding collision; and

  • (c) where an apron traffic control unit is in operation, obtain, either by radio or by visual signal, authorization for his movements from that unit.