Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-05-11 and last amended on 2017-01-01. Previous Versions

Notice

  •  (1) An air operator who decides, in respect of a model of aeroplane, to change the ratio that it has selected for the purposes of subsection 705.201(2) shall not implement this change unless

    • (a) the air operator has provided the Minister with a notice in writing of the decision at least 60 days before implementing the change; and

    • (b) the Minister has acknowledged receipt of the notice.

  • (2) The Minister shall acknowledge receipt of the notice not later than one working day after receiving it.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20.

Emergency Features

 If an air operator has selected, in respect of a model of aeroplane, the ratio set out in paragraph 705.201(2)(b), the air operator shall not operate an aeroplane of that model unless

  • (a) the features that facilitate emergency evacuations meet the requirements set out in paragraphs 725.202(a) to (n) of Standard 725 — Airline Operations — Aeroplanes of the Commercial Air Service Standards;

  • (b) the passenger seats and flight attendant seats meet the requirements set out in paragraph 725.202(o) of Standard 725 — Airline Operations — Aeroplanes of the Commercial Air Service Standards;

  • (c) compartments occupied by passengers and crew members meet the requirements respecting flammability set out in paragraph 725.202(p), (q) or (r) of Standard 725 — Airline Operations — Aeroplanes of the Commercial Air Service Standards; and

  • (d) the thermal insulation and acoustic insulation meet the requirements respecting flammability set out in paragraph 725.202(s) of Standard 725 — Airline Operations — Aeroplanes of the Commercial Air Service Standards.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20.

Demonstration of Emergency Evacuation Procedures

  •  (1) An air operator who decides to introduce a model of aeroplane into its fleet for the purpose of carrying passengers shall carry out a successful demonstration of its emergency evacuation procedures for that model of aeroplane before operating an aeroplane of that model to carry passengers.

  • (2) If an air operator decides to introduce an aeroplane into its fleet and there is a difference in any of the following items between that aeroplane and other aeroplanes of the same model that are already in the fleet, the air operator shall treat the aeroplane as if it were a different model of aeroplane and carry out a successful demonstration of its emergency evacuation procedures for that model before operating the aeroplane to carry passengers:

    • (a) the location of the flight attendants or their emergency evacuation duties or procedures;

    • (b) the number, location or type of emergency exits; or

    • (c) the number, location or type of opening mechanisms for the emergency exits.

  • (3) An air operator who decides to change any of the following items in respect of an aeroplane shall carry out a successful demonstration of its emergency evacuation procedures for the model of that aeroplane, as changed, before operating the aeroplane to carry passengers:

    • (a) the location of the flight attendants or their emergency evacuation duties or procedures;

    • (b) the number, location or type of emergency exits; or

    • (c) the number, location or type of opening mechanisms for the emergency exits.

  • (4) If an air operator who has selected the ratio set out in paragraph 705.201(2)(b) in respect of a model of aeroplane decides to reconfigure an aeroplane of that model by adding or removing passenger seats, and if the reconfiguration will result in a change in the minimum number of flight attendants required on each deck, the air operator shall carry out a successful demonstration of its emergency evacuation procedures for the reconfigured model of that aeroplane before operating the reconfigured aeroplane to carry passengers.

  • (5) Subsections (1) to (4) do not apply in respect of a model of aeroplane that is configured to carry fewer than 44 passengers.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20.

Carrying Out a Demonstration of Emergency Evacuation Procedures

  •  (1) An air operator who carries out a demonstration of its emergency evacuation procedures for a model of aeroplane shall

    • (a) do so in the presence of the Minister;

    • (b) do so without passengers;

    • (c) do so with flight attendants who have completed the air operator’s training program for that model of aeroplane; and

    • (d) begin the demonstration using the air operator’s normal procedures, then transition to its emergency procedures.

  • (2) The demonstration is successful if the flight attendants can, within 15 seconds after the transition from the air operator’s normal procedures to its emergency procedures,

    • (a) open 50% of the floor-level emergency exits that are required by the certification basis established in respect of the model of aeroplane;

    • (b) open 50% of the non-floor-level emergency exits the opening of which is set out as an emergency evacuation duty in the air operator’s operations manual; and

    • (c) deploy 50% of the escape slides.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20.

[705.206 to 705.219 reserved]

In-charge Flight Attendant

  •  (1) An air operator who operates an aeroplane with more than one flight attendant shall designate an in-charge flight attendant for each flight and keep a record of that designation for at least 90 days after the day on which the flight is completed.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), an air operator shall not allow an individual to act as an in-charge flight attendant and no individual shall act as an in-charge flight attendant unless the individual has successfully completed in-charge training as part of the air operator’s training program.

  • (3) An air operator shall set out procedures in its company operations manual for the selection of an acting in-charge flight attendant if the designated in-charge flight attendant becomes incapacitated after take-off.

  • (4) In the case of a flight with scheduled stops, an air operator shall replace an acting in-charge flight attendant with a new designated in-charge flight attendant at the first scheduled stop where the replacement can be made.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20.

Incapacitated Flight Attendant

  •  (1) An air operator who has selected, in respect of a model of aeroplane, the ratio set out in paragraph 705.201(2)(a) and who has assigned two or more flight attendants to a flight using an aeroplane of that model may operate the aeroplane for that flight without one of the flight attendants if

    • (a) one of the flight attendants is incapacitated;

    • (b) no other flight attendant who is qualified for the model of aeroplane is available at the point of departure;

    • (c) the pilot-in-command authorizes an employee of the air operator to occupy a flight attendant station until the aeroplane reaches the nearest airport at which the employee can be replaced by a flight attendant who is qualified for the model of aeroplane;

    • (d) before the movement of the aeroplane on the surface, the employee is briefed under the supervision of the pilot-in-command on the operation of the emergency exits and on emergency procedures, including those related to the flight attendant station to be occupied by the employee; and

    • (e) the pilot-in-command is of the opinion that the employee understood the briefing.

  • (2) The air operator shall keep a record of the replacement for at least two years after the day on which the flight is completed.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20.

Embarking and Disembarking of Passengers

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an air operator who operates an aeroplane to carry passengers shall ensure that all flight attendants assigned to a flight using that aeroplane are on board during passenger embarkation and disembarkation.

  • (2) In the case of a flight to which more than one flight attendant is assigned, the air operator may reduce the number of flight attendants by one during passenger embarkation if

    • (a) the flight attendant who leaves the aeroplane remains within the immediate vicinity of the door through which passengers are embarking and carries out safety-related duties for the flight;

    • (b) the engines used for the propulsion of the aeroplane are not running; and

    • (c) at least one floor-level exit remains open to provide for passenger egress.

  • (3) In the case of a flight to which more than one flight attendant is assigned, the air operator may reduce the number of flight attendants during passenger disembarkation if

    • (a) the engines used for the propulsion of the aeroplane are not running;

    • (b) at least one floor-level exit remains open to provide for passenger egress; and

    • (c) half of the required number of flight attendants — rounded down to the next lower number in the case of fractions, but never less than one — remain on board.

  • (4) Paragraphs (2)(b) and (3)(a) do not apply in respect of an engine on a propeller-driven aeroplane if

    • (a) the engine has a propeller brake;

    • (b) the propeller brake is set; and

    • (c) the aeroplane flight manual indicates that the engine may be used as an auxiliary power unit.

  • (5) The air operator shall ensure that, during passenger embarkation and disembarkation,

    • (a) if only one flight attendant is on board, he or she remains in the vicinity of the door through which passengers are embarking or disembarking; and

    • (b) if more than one flight attendant is on board, they are evenly distributed in the passenger cabin and are in the vicinity of the floor-level exits.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20.
 
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