Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-06 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Cargo and Baggage Compartment Fire Protection

 After June 1, 2004, no person shall operate a transport category aeroplane in respect of which an initial type certificate was issued after January 1, 1958 unless each cargo or baggage compartment of the aeroplane meets the requirements set out in section 725.81 of Standard 725 — Airline Operations — Aeroplanes of the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • SOR/2003-361, s. 1.

Pitot Heat Indication System

 After June 30, 2008, no person shall conduct a take-off in a transport category aeroplane, or in a non-transport category aeroplane in respect of which a type certificate was issued after December 31, 1964, that is equipped with a flight instrument Pitot heating system unless the aeroplane is also equipped with a Pitot heat indication system that meets the requirements of section 525.1326 of Chapter 525 — Transport Category Aeroplanes of the Airworthiness Manual.

  • SOR/2007-78, s. 3.

ACAS

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), no air operator shall operate a turbine-powered aeroplane in airspace outside RVSM airspace unless the aeroplane is equipped with an operative ACAS that

    • (a) meets the requirements of CAN-TSO-C119a or a more recent version of it or other requirements that the Minister has accepted as providing a level of safety that is at least equivalent to the level that that CAN-TSO provides; and

    • (b) is equipped with a Mode S transponder that meets the requirements of CAN-TSO-C112 or a more recent version of it.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (4), no air operator shall operate an aeroplane that is not a turbine-powered aeroplane in airspace outside RVSM airspace unless the aeroplane is equipped with an operative ACAS that

    • (a) meets the requirements of CAN-TSO-C118 or a more recent version of it or other requirements that the Minister has accepted as providing a level of safety that is at least equivalent to the level that that CAN-TSO provides; or

    • (b) meets the requirements of CAN-TSO-C119a or a more recent version of it or other requirements that the Minister has accepted as providing a level of safety that is at least equivalent to the level that that CAN-TSO provides and is equipped with a Mode S transponder that meets the requirements of CAN-TSO-C112 or a more recent version of it.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), no air operator shall operate an aeroplane referred to in subsection (1) or (2) in RVSM airspace unless the aeroplane is equipped with an operative ACAS that

    • (a) meets the requirements of CAN-TSO-C119b or a more recent version of it or other requirements that the Minister has accepted as providing a level of safety that is at least equivalent to the level that that CAN-TSO provides; and

    • (b) is equipped with a Mode S transponder that meets the requirements of CAN-TSO-C112 or a more recent version of it.

  • (4) The air operator may operate the aeroplane without its being equipped with an operative ACAS if

    • (a) where a minimum equipment list has not been approved by the Minister and subject to subsection 605.08(1), the operation takes place within the three days after the date of failure of the ACAS; or

    • (b) it is necessary for the pilot-in-command to deactivate, in the interests of aviation safety, the ACAS or any of its modes and the pilot-in-command does so in accordance with the aircraft flight manual, aircraft operating manual, flight manual supplement or minimum equipment list.

  • (5) This section does not apply in respect of aeroplanes manufactured on or before the day on which this section comes into force until two years after that day.

  • SOR/2007-133, s. 9;
  • SOR/2009-280, ss. 37, 38(E), 39 to 42.

TAWS

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no air operator shall operate an aeroplane unless the aeroplane is equipped with an operative TAWS that

    • (a) meets the requirements for Class A equipment set out in CAN-TSO-C151b;

    • (b) meets, effective on the day that is five years after the day on which this section comes into force, the altitude accuracy requirements set out in section 551.102 of Chapter 551 of the Airworthiness Manual; and

    • (c) has a terrain and airport database compatible with the area of operation and a terrain awareness and situational display.

  • (2) The air operator may operate the aeroplane without its being equipped with an operative TAWS if

    • (a) in the event that a minimum equipment list has not been approved by the Minister and subject to subsection 605.08(1), the operation takes place within the three days after the day on which the failure of the TAWS occurs; or

    • (b) it is necessary for the pilot-in-command to deactivate, in the interests of aviation safety, the TAWS or any of its modes and the pilot-in-command does so in accordance with the aircraft flight manual, aircraft operating manual, flight manual supplement or minimum equipment list.

  • (3) This section does not apply in respect of aeroplanes manufactured on or before the day on which this section comes into force until the day that is two years after that day.

  • SOR/2012-136, s. 13.

[705.85 to 705.88 reserved]

Division VI — Emergency Equipment

Megaphones

 No person shall operate, with passengers on board, an aeroplane for which a type certificate has been issued authorizing the transport of 60 or more passengers, unless the following number of portable battery-powered megaphones are carried on board the aeroplane and are conveniently located and readily available for use by the flight attendants:

  • (a) for each passenger deck, at least one megaphone;

  • (b) 61 to 99 passenger seats, one megaphone; and

  • (c) 100 or more passenger seats, two megaphones.

First Aid Kits

  •  (1) No person shall operate an aircraft unless the following number of first aid kits that meet the Commercial Air Service Standards are carried on board the aircraft:

    • (a) 0 to 50 passenger seats, one kit;

    • (b) 51 to 150 passenger seats, two kits;

    • (c) 151 to 250 passenger seats, three kits; and

    • (d) 251 or more passenger seats, four kits.

  • (2) First aid kits shall be

    • (a) distributed throughout the aircraft cabin;

    • (b) readily available to crew members and passengers;

    • (c) clearly identified;

    • (d) marked with the date of the last inspection; and

    • (e) where the aircraft is equipped with only one first aid kit, located as close as practicable to an emergency exit.

  • (3) A stowage compartment that contains a first aid kit shall be clearly marked as to its contents.

Emergency Medical Kit

 No person shall operate an aircraft that has a seating configuration, excluding crew seats, of more than 100 unless an emergency medical kit that meets the Commercial Air Service Standards is carried on board the aircraft.

Crash Axe

 No person shall operate an aircraft unless a crash axe is carried on board the aircraft.

Hand-held Fire Extinguishers

  •  (1) No person shall operate an aircraft unless hand-held fire extinguishers for use in the flight deck, passenger compartment and cargo compartment are carried on board the aircraft.

  • (2) The type and quantity of extinguishing agent shall be suitable for extinguishing fires that are likely to occur in the flight deck, passenger compartment or cargo compartment where the extinguisher is intended to be used and, in the case of the extinguishing agent for extinguishers intended to be used in the passenger compartment, shall be designed to minimize the hazard of toxic gas concentrations.

  • (3) At least one hand-held fire extinguisher shall be conveniently located and readily available for immediate use in each class E cargo compartment that is accessible to crew members during flight, and at least one hand-held fire extinguisher shall be located in each isolated galley.

  • (4) At least one hand-held fire extinguisher shall be conveniently located on the flight deck and readily available for immediate use by the flight crew members.

  • (5) The following number of hand-held fire extinguishers shall be conveniently located, readily available for immediate use and uniformly distributed throughout the passenger compartment on each deck:

    • (a) 60 or fewer passenger seats, two extinguishers;

    • (b) 61 to 200 passenger seats, three extinguishers;

    • (c) 201 or more passenger seats, one extra extinguisher for each additional unit of 100 passenger seats.

  • (6) At least two hand-held fire extinguishers shall contain Halon 1211 (bromochlorodifluoromethane) or its equivalent.

  • (7) A stowage compartment or stowage container that contains a hand-held fire extinguisher shall be clearly marked as to its contents.

 
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