Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2015-07-09 and last amended on 2014-11-28. Previous Versions


Division I — General


 In this Part,

“all-cargo aeroplane”

“all-cargo aeroplane” means an aeroplane that is equipped and used mainly for the carriage of goods; (avion tout-cargo)

“areas of operation”

“areas of operation” means areas in which operations are conducted between points in Canada, between points in Canada and points abroad, and between points abroad; (régions d’exploitation)

“employed on a full-time basis”

“employed on a full-time basis” means working for an air operator on a continuous basis for at least the number of hours required to carry out the duties of the position for the safe operation of the commercial air service; (employé à temps plein)

“extended charter”

“extended charter” means the charter of a Canadian commercial aircraft to a Canadian or foreign air operator for a period of 21 days or more in order to supplement the fleet of the charterer; (affrètement de durée prolongée)


“farmer” means a person whose primary source of income is derived from the tillage of the soil, the raising of livestock or poultry, dairy farming, the growing of grain, fruit, vegetables or tobacco, or any other operation of a similar nature; (agriculteur)

“flight crew member on reserve”

“flight crew member on reserve” means a flight crew member who has been designated by an air operator to be available to report for flight duty on notice of more than one hour; (membre d’équipage de conduite en réserve)

“main base”

“main base” means a location at which an air operator has personnel, aircraft and facilities for the conducting of aerial work or the operation of an air transport service and that is established as the principal place of business of the air operator; (base principale)

“net take-off flight path”

“net take-off flight path” means the one-engine-inoperative flight path that starts at a height of 35 feet at the end of the take-off distance required and extends to a height of at least 1,500 feet AGL, reduced at each point by a gradient of climb equal to 0.8 per cent for two-engined aeroplanes, 0.9 per cent for three-engined aeroplanes and 1.0 per cent for four-engined aeroplanes; (trajectoire nette de décollage)

“operations between points abroad”

“operations between points abroad” means air service operations that are conducted wholly outside Canada for any length of time; (exploitation entre points à l’étranger)


“sub-base” means a location at which an air operator positions aircraft and personnel and from which operational control is exercised in accordance with the air operator’s operational control system; (base secondaire)

“types of operation”

“types of operation” means VFR, VFR at night and IFR operations; (types de vols)

“types of service”

“types of service” means a domestic service, a scheduled international service, a non-scheduled international service and a sightseeing operation. (types de service)

  • SOR/2003-121, s. 1;
  • SOR/2009-152, s. 2.