Division III — Flight Operations
705.16 (1) Sections 705.40, 705.43, 705.75, 705.77 to 705.79, 705.104 and 705.139 do not apply where nine or fewer persons are on board an aircraft and each person is
(a) an employee of the air operator;
(b) a person whose presence on board the aircraft is necessary for
(i) the safety of the flight,
(ii) the safe handling of animals,
(iii) the safe handling of dangerous goods,
(iv) the security of valuable or confidential cargo,
(v) the preservation of fragile or perishable cargo, or
(vi) the handling of cargo;
(c) a person described in paragraph (b) who is travelling to or from an assignment;
(d) an owner or shipper of animals; or
(e) a dependant of an employee of the air operator.
(2) Any person referred to in subsection (1) may be carried on board an aircraft for which the type certificate does not authorize the transport of passengers.
(3) No air operator shall operate an aircraft with a person referred to in subsection (1) on board unless
(a) the air operator has established procedures for the transport of that person;
(b) the person has unobstructed access from the person’s seat to the flight deck, to an exit or to an emergency exit;
(c) the person is provided with a means of two-way communication with the flight crew members;
(d) the pilot-in-command has a means of notifying the person when safety belts must be fastened; and
(e) the air operator ensures that, before every take-off, the person is given a briefing by a crew member in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.
705.17 (1) An air operator shall ensure that all operations personnel are properly instructed about their duties and about the relationship of their duties to the operation as a whole.
(2) The operations personnel of an air operator shall follow the procedures specified in the air operator’s company operations manual in the performance of their duties.
General Operational Information
705.18 Every air operator shall establish a system for the timely dissemination of general operational information that includes a means for each crew member and each flight dispatcher to acknowledge receipt of that information.
- SOR/2009-152, s. 19.
Scheduled Air Service Requirements
705.19 (1) Subject to subsection (2), every air operator that operates a scheduled air service for the purpose of transporting persons shall operate the service between airports or heliports or between an airport or heliport and a military aerodrome.
(2) An air operator may operate a scheduled air service for the purpose of transporting persons between an airport and an aerodrome or between two aerodromes if the air operator is authorized to do so in its air operator certificate.
- SOR/2007-87, s. 16.
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