Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-08-02. Previous Versions

Minimum Number of Flight Attendants

  •  (1) No person shall conduct a take-off in an aeroplane that is operated by a private operator and is carrying more than 12 passengers unless the take-off is conducted with the minimum number of flight attendants required on each deck.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (3) to (5), the minimum number of flight attendants required on each deck is one flight attendant for each unit of 50 passengers or for each portion of such a unit.

  • (3) No flight attendants are required if

    • (a) the aeroplane has 13 to 19 passengers on board;

    • (b) the aeroplane is operated by a pilot-in-command and a second-in-command;

    • (c) the passenger cabin is readily accessible from the flight deck; and

    • (d) the flight crew members are able to exercise supervision over the passengers during flight by visual and aural means.

  • (4) If a private operator has carried out a successful demonstration of its emergency evacuation procedures for a model of aeroplane using more flight attendants than would have been required in accordance with the ratio set out in subsection (2), the minimum number of flight attendants required on each deck of an aeroplane of that model that is operated by the private operator is the number of flight attendants used in the demonstration.

  • (5) If the emergency evacuation demonstration required for the certification of a model of aeroplane was carried out using more flight attendants than would have been required in accordance with the ratio set out in subsection (2), the minimum number of flight attendants required on each deck of an aeroplane of that model is the number of flight attendants required in accordance with the ratio set out in subsection (2) plus an additional number of flight attendants that is equal to the difference between

    • (a) the number of flight attendants used in the demonstration, and

    • (b) the number of flight attendants that would have been required in accordance with the ratio set out in subsection (2) at the time of the demonstration.

  • (6) If there is a conflict between subsection (3) and subsection (4) or (5), subsection (3) prevails to the extent of the conflict.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 12.

Emergency Features

 No private operator shall operate an aeroplane that is configured for 20 or more passenger seats unless the features that facilitate emergency evacuations meet the requirements set out in section 624.222 of Standard 624 — Emergency Features of the General Operating and Flight Rules Standards.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 12.

Demonstration of Emergency Evacuation Procedures

  •  (1) A private 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 a private 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 private 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) A private 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) Subsections (1) to (3) do not apply in respect of a model of aeroplane that is configured to carry fewer than 44 passengers.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 12.