Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2012-07-04. Previous Versions

Division IV — Flight Deck Security

Interpretation

 In this Division, “payload capacity” means the maximum zero fuel weight of an aeroplane set out in the type certificate issued in respect of the aeroplane less

  • (a) the empty weight of the aeroplane;

  • (b) the equipment necessary for the operation of the aeroplane; and

  • (c) the operating load of the aeroplane, which includes the minimum flight crew.

  • SOR/2003-121, s. 2.

Application

  •  (1) All the provisions of this Division apply in respect of the operation by a foreign air operator, in Canadian airspace, of a transport category aircraft that is

    • (a) a passenger-carrying aeroplane in respect of which a type certificate has been issued authorizing the transport of 20 or more passengers; or

    • (b) an all-cargo aeroplane with a payload capacity of more than 3 405 kg (7,500 pounds) that was equipped with a flight deck door on June 21, 2002.

  • (2) Section 701.28 also applies in respect of the operation by a foreign air operator, in Canadian airspace, of a transport category aircraft that is

    • (a) a passenger-carrying aeroplane in respect of which a type certificate has been issued authorizing the transport of fewer than 20 passengers; or

    • (b) an all-cargo aeroplane with a payload capacity of 3 405 kg (7,500 pounds) or less that was equipped with a flight deck door on June 21, 2002.

  • SOR/2003-121, s. 2.

Admission to Flight Deck

 No person shall be admitted to the flight deck of an aeroplane other than

  • (a) a flight crew member;

  • (b) a crew member performing their duties;

  • (c) an inspector of the civil aviation authority of the state where the aeroplane is registered; or

  • (d) a person who has expertise related to the aeroplane, its equipment or its crew members and who is required to be in the flight deck to provide a service to the air operator.

  • SOR/2003-121, s. 2.

Closing and Locking of Flight Deck Door

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the pilot-in-command of an aeroplane that is equipped with a lockable flight deck door and that is carrying passengers shall ensure that at all times from the moment the passenger entry doors are closed in preparation for departure until they are opened on arrival the flight deck door is closed and locked.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply when crew members or persons authorized in accordance with subsection 701.28 are required to enter or leave the flight deck

    • (a) for the performance of their duties;

    • (b) for physiological needs; or

    • (c) for an overriding concern related to the safety of the flight.

  • SOR/2003-121, s. 2.