Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-01-31 and last amended on 2017-01-01. Previous Versions

Provision of Air Traffic Services in accordance with ATS Site Manual

 No holder of an ATS operations certificate shall provide air traffic services at an operational location unless the services are provided in accordance with

  • (a) the ATS site manual; and

  • (b) in the case of air traffic control services, the Canadian Domestic Air Traffic Control Separation Standards.

Training and Competency of Flight Service Specialists

  •  (1) No holder of an ATS operations certificate who operates a flight service station shall permit a person to act, and no person shall act, as a flight service specialist unless the person

    • (a) has successfully completed

      • (i) training that has been accepted by the Minister in the performance of the functions of a flight service specialist, and

      • (ii) a safety-related initial training course on human and organizational factors; and

    • (b) has been certified by the holder of the certificate as being competent to perform those functions.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a person who, under supervision, acts as a flight service specialist while undergoing

    • (a) instruction, training or testing in respect of flight service specialist certification; or

    • (b) flight service station familiarization in the course of the person’s employment.

  • (3) The holder of an ATS operations certificate who operates a flight service station shall

    • (a) maintain, for each person who acts as a flight service specialist, a training record showing the place where and the date on which the person successfully completed the training referred to in paragraph (1)(a); and

    • (b) at the request of the Minister, provide the Minister with a copy of the training record of any person acting as a flight service specialist at that flight service station.

  • SOR/2002-352, s. 7;
  • SOR/2007-290, s. 12.

Provision of Air Traffic Services in Accordance with the ESCAT Plan

 If the holder of an ATS operations certificate is notified by the Minister of National Defence of the implementation of the ESCAT plan, the certificate holder shall ensure that air traffic services are provided to aircraft in accordance with the contents of the plan.

  • SOR/2002-352, s. 8.

[801.11 to 801.15 reserved]

Subpart 2 — Aeronautical Telecommunications

Interpretation

 In this Subpart, aeronautical telecommunications system includes radio navigation aids and aeronautical communications systems.

Aeronautical Telecommunications Systems

  •  (1) A person who operates any equipment that is part of an aeronautical telecommunications system referred to in Annex 10 to the Convention shall ensure that

    • (a) the equipment is installed, maintained and operated in accordance with the standards specified in Annex 10 to the Convention; and

    • (b) documentation is maintained that shows how compliance with the standards referred to in paragraph (a) is being achieved.

  • (2) No person shall perform a function related to the installation, maintenance or operation of any aeronautical telecommunications equipment unless the person has successfully completed training in the performance of that function and has been certified by the operator of the aeronautical telecommunications system as being competent to perform that function.

  • (3) A person who operates any ground equipment in support of satellite navigation systems shall ensure that

    • (a) the equipment is installed, maintained and operated in accordance with the standards specified in the manual entitled GNSS IFR Operations; and

    • (b) documentation is maintained that shows how compliance with the standards referred to in paragraph (a) is being achieved.

  • (4) A person who operates any equipment that is part of an aeronautical telecommunications system referred to in subsection (1) or (3) shall, at the request of the Minister, provide the Minister with a copy of the documentation referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (3)(b).

[802.03 to 802.07 reserved]

Subpart 3 — Aeronautical Information Services

Provision of Aeronautical Information Services

  •  (1) In this Subpart, aeronautical information services means the services necessary to meet the requirements of Annexes 4 and 15 to the Convention that relate to aeronautical information.

  • (2) No person shall provide aeronautical information services except in accordance with the standards set out in Annexes 4 and 15 to the Convention.

  • SOR/2002-352, s. 9.

Development and Publication of Instrument Procedures

 No person shall publish or submit for publishing in the Canada Air Pilot an instrument procedure unless the procedure has been developed

  • (a) in accordance with the standards and criteria specified in the manual entitled Criteria for the Development of Instrument Procedures; and

  • (b) by a person who has successfully completed training in the interpretation and application of the standards and criteria specified in the manual entitled Criteria for the Development of Instrument Procedures, which training has been accepted by the Minister.

[803.03 to 803.08 reserved]

Subpart 4 — Aviation Weather Services and Assessment of Runway Visibility

Division I — Aviation Weather Services

Provision of Aviation Weather Services

  •  (1) Subject to Division III, a person who provides aviation weather services shall provide them in accordance with the standards specified in

    • (a) Annex 3 to the Convention;

    • (b) the Manual of Standards and Procedures for Aviation Weather Forecasts; and

    • (c) the Manual of Surface Weather Observations.

  • (2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(a), the words aerodrome and aircraft used in Annex 3 to the Convention have the same meaning as in subsection 3(1) of the Act.

  • (3) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(a), the expressions alternate aerodrome, control area and flight crew member used in Annex 3 to the Convention have the same meaning as in subsection 101.01(1).

  • (4) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(a), the expressions operator, runway visual range (RVR) and visibility used in Annex 3 to the Convention have the same meaning as air operator, RVR or runway visual range and runway visibility, respectively, in subsection 101.01(1).

  • SOR/2006-199, s. 22.

[804.02 to 804.07 reserved]

Division II — Meteorological Observations Measured By Automatic Instrumentation Of Wind, Temperature, Humidity Or Atmospheric Pressure

[804.08 to 804.21 reserved]

Division III — Runway Visibility

Application

 This Division applies to a person, other than a pilot who meets the requirements of section 602.131, who makes or reports an assessment of runway visibility at an aerodrome with the permission of the operator of the aerodrome.

  • SOR/2006-199, s. 22.

Visibility Markers and Visibility Markers Charts

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome shall establish visibility markers that meet the requirements of section 824.23 of Standard 824 — Runway Visibility Assessment Standards.

  • (2) The operator of an aerodrome shall produce a visibility markers chart that meets the requirements of section 824.23 of Standard 824 — Runway Visibility Assessment Standards.

  • SOR/2006-199, s. 22.

Person Qualified to Assess and Report Runway Visibility

 Except for a pilot who meets the requirements of section 602.131, no person other than a person qualified in accordance with section 804.26 shall assess runway visibility and report the assessment.

  • SOR/2006-199, s. 22.

Assessment and Reporting of Runway Visibility

  •  (1) A person qualified to assess runway visibility shall obtain authorization to report an assessment of runway visibility from the operator of the aerodrome.

  • (2) A person qualified to assess runway visibility shall assess runway visibility and report the assessment in accordance with section 824.25 of Standard 824 — Runway Visibility Assessment Standards.

  • SOR/2006-199, s. 22.

Qualifications and Training

 A person who assesses runway visibility shall

  • (a) have a distant visual acuity with or without correction of 6/12 (20/40) or better in each eye separately and binocular visual acuity of 6/9 (20/30) or better;

  • (b) be qualified to operate a vehicle equipped with a two-way radio communication system on the manoeuvring area of the aerodrome; and

  • (c) have received the training set out in section 824.26 of Standard 824 — Runway Visibility Assessment Standards.

  • SOR/2006-199, s. 22.
 
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