Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

[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.

SUBPART 5 — Safety Management System

Requirements

 The safety management system required under section 107.02 in respect of an applicant for, or a holder of, an ATS operations certificate shall

  • (a) meet the requirements of Subpart 7 of Part I and section 805.02; and

  • (b) be under the control of the accountable executive appointed under paragraph 106.02(1)(a).

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 13.

Components of the Safety Management System

  •  (1) The safety management system shall include, among others, the following components:

    • (a) a safety management plan that includes

      • (i) a safety policy that the accountable executive has approved and communicated to all employees,

      • (ii) the roles and responsibilities of personnel assigned duties under the safety management system,

      • (iii) performance goals and a means of measuring attainment of those goals,

      • (iv) a policy for the internal reporting of hazards, incidents and accidents, including the conditions under which immunity from disciplinary action will be granted, and

      • (v) a process for reviewing the safety management system to determine its effectiveness;

    • (b) procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and accidents to the appropriate manager;

    • (c) procedures for the collection of data relating to hazards, incidents and accidents;

    • (d) procedures for the exchange of information in respect of hazards, incidents and accidents among the operators of aircraft and the provider of air traffic services at an airport and the airport operator;

    • (e) procedures for analysing data obtained under paragraph (c) and during an audit conducted under subsection 805.03(3) and for taking corrective actions;

    • (f) training requirements for the accountable executive and for personnel assigned duties under the safety management system;

    • (g) procedures for making progress reports to the accountable executive at intervals determined by the accountable executive and other reports as needed in urgent cases; and

    • (h) procedures for involving employees in the implementation and ongoing development of the safety management system.

  • (2) The components specified in subsection (1) shall be set out in a manual or another document established by the holder of the ATS operations certificate that includes

    • (a) a record of any amendments to the manual or document;

    • (b) a description of the procedures for amending the manual or document; and

    • (c) a statement, signed by the accountable executive, certifying that the manual or document is complete and its content accurate.

  • (3) The Minister shall approve the manual or document if it contains the information and statement required under subsection (2).

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 13.

Quality Assurance Program

  •  (1) The quality assurance program required under paragraph 107.03(g) in respect of an applicant for, or a holder of, an ATS operations certificate shall include a process for quality assurance that includes periodic reviews or audits of the activities authorized under a certificate and reviews or audits, for cause, of those activities.

  • (2) The holder of an ATS operations certificate shall ensure that records relating to the findings resulting from the quality assurance program are distributed to the appropriate manager for corrective action and follow-up in accordance with the policies and procedures specified in the manual or document established under subsection 805.02(2).

  • (3) The holder of an ATS operations certificate shall establish an audit system in respect of the quality assurance program that consists of the following:

    • (a) an initial audit conducted within 12 months after the day on which the ATS operations certificate is issued;

    • (b) an audit of the entire quality assurance program carried out every three years, calculated

      • (i) in the case of an ATS operations certificate issued before January 1, 2008, from that date, and

      • (ii) in the case of an ATS operations certificate issued on or after January 1, 2008, from the date of the initial audit;

    • (c) checklists of all activities carried out under the certificate;

    • (d) a record of each occurrence of compliance or non-compliance with the checklists in respect of the activities carried out under the certificate that is found during an audit referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

    • (e) procedures for ensuring that each finding of an audit is communicated to the accountable executive;

    • (f) follow-up procedures for ensuring that corrective actions are effective; and

    • (g) a system for recording the findings of an audit referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), corrective actions and follow-ups.

  • (4) The audit referred to in paragraph (3)(b) shall be carried out in one of the following ways:

    • (a) as a complete audit, or

    • (b) as a series of audits conducted at intervals determined by the holder of the ATS operations certificate and set out in the manual or document established under subsection 805.02(2).

  • (5) The records resulting from a system required under paragraph (3)(g) shall be retained for the greater of

    • (a) two audit cycles, and

    • (b) two years.

  • (6) The duties related to the quality assurance program that involve specific tasks or activities among the activities of an ATS operations certificate holder shall be fulfilled by persons who are not responsible for carrying out those tasks or activities unless

    • (a) the size, nature and complexity of the operations and activities authorized under the ATS operations certificate justify the fulfilling of those duties by the person responsible for carrying out those tasks or activities;

    • (b) the holder of the ATS operations certificate demonstrates to the Minister by means of a risk analysis, that the fulfilling of those duties by the person responsible for carrying out those tasks or activities will not result in an unacceptable risk to aviation safety; and

    • (c) the holder of the ATS operations certificate provides the Minister, in writing, with the information required under paragraphs (a) and (b).

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 13.
 
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