Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 (SOR/2011-318)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-07-14. Previous Versions

Emergency Plans

Marginal note:Plan requirements
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must establish an emergency plan that sets out the response procedures to be followed at the aerodrome for coordinated responses to the following emergencies:

    • (a) bomb threats;

    • (b) hijackings of aircraft; and

    • (c) other acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation.

  • Marginal note:Response procedures

    (2) The response procedures must

    • (a) set out in detail the actions to be taken by the employees and contractors of the operator of the aerodrome and identify the responsibilities of all other persons or organizations involved, including, as applicable, the police, emergency response providers, air carriers, emergency coordination centre personnel and control tower or flight service station personnel;

    • (b) include detailed procedures for the evacuation of air terminal buildings;

    • (c) include detailed procedures for the search of air terminal buildings;

    • (d) include detailed procedures for the handling and disposal of a suspected bomb; and

    • (e) include detailed procedures for the detention on the ground of any aircraft involved in a bomb threat or hijacking.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 12;
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16.

Security Exercises

Marginal note:Operations-based security exercise
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must, at least once every two years, carry out an operations-based security exercise that

    • (a) tests the effectiveness of the operator’s emergency plan in response to an act of unlawful interference with civil aviation and involves the persons and organizations referred to in the plan; and

    • (b) tests the effectiveness of additional safeguards that the operator chooses from its menu of additional safeguards.

  • Marginal note:Equivalency

    (2) If, in response to an aviation security incident, the Minister raises the AVSEC level for an aerodrome or any part of an aerodrome, the implementation of additional safeguards by the operator of the aerodrome counts as an operations-based security exercise for the purposes of subsection (1).

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 12;
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16.
Marginal note:Discussion-based security exercise
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must, at least once a year, carry out a discussion-based security exercise that

    • (a) tests the effectiveness of the operator’s emergency plan in response to an act of unlawful interference with civil aviation and involves the persons and organizations referred to in the plan; and

    • (b) tests the effectiveness of additional safeguards that the operator chooses from its menu of additional safeguards.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite subsection (1), the operator of an aerodrome is not required to carry out a discussion-based security exercise in any year in which it carries out an operations-based security exercise.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 12;
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 16.