Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2015-08-04 and last amended on 2015-08-02. Previous Versions

Transponder and Automatic Pressure-Altitude Reporting Equipment

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no person shall operate an aircraft, other than a balloon or a glider, in transponder airspace, unless the aircraft is equipped with a transponder and automatic pressure-altitude reporting equipment.

  • (2) The aircraft referred to in subsection (1) may be operated without a serviceable transponder and automatic pressure-altitude reporting equipment if

    • (a) where a minimum equipment list has been approved by the Minister in respect of the operator of the aircraft pursuant to subsection 605.07(3), the aircraft is operated in accordance with the minimum equipment list; or

    • (b) where a minimum equipment list has not been approved by the Minister in respect of the operator of the aircraft, the aircraft is operated

      • (i) to the next aerodrome of intended landing, and

      • (ii) thereafter, in accordance with an air traffic control clearance, to complete a planned flight schedule or to proceed to a maintenance facility.

  • (3) An air traffic control unit may authorize a person to operate an aircraft that is not equipped in accordance with subsection (1) within airspace referred to in section 601.03 where

    • (a) the air traffic control unit provides an air traffic control service in respect of that airspace;

    • (b) the air traffic control unit received a request from the person to operate the aircraft within that airspace before the aircraft entered the airspace; and

    • (c) aviation safety is not likely to be affected.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 21.

Altitude Alerting System or Device

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall conduct a take-off in a turbo-jet-powered aeroplane unless it is equipped with an altitude alerting system or device that conforms to the Aircraft Equipment and Maintenance Standards.

  • (2) An aeroplane referred to in subsection (1) may be operated without a serviceable altitude alerting system or device if

    • (a) where a minimum equipment list has been approved by the Minister in respect of the operator of the aeroplane pursuant to subsection 605.07(3), the aeroplane is operated in accordance with the minimum equipment list; or

    • (b) where a minimum equipment list has not been approved by the Minister in respect of the operator of the aeroplane, the aeroplane is operated

      • (i) from the place where the operator or pilot-in-command takes possession of the aeroplane to a place where the aeroplane can be equipped with such a system or device,

      • (ii) for the sole purpose of conducting a flight test, a competency check, a pilot proficiency check or flight crew member training, or

      • (iii) where the system or device becomes unserviceable after take-off, until it reaches an aerodrome at which the system or device can be repaired or replaced.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 21.