Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

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

Dispatch Limitations: Wet Runway — Turbo-jet-powered Aeroplanes

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), when weather reports or forecasts indicate that the runway may be wet at the estimated time of arrival, no air operator shall dispatch or conduct a take-off in a turbo-jet-powered aeroplane unless the landing distance available (LDA) at the destination aerodrome is at least 115 per cent of the landing distance required pursuant to paragraph 705.60(1)(a).

  • (2) The landing distance available on a wet runway may be shorter than that required by subsection (1), but not shorter than that required by section 705.60, if the aircraft flight manual includes specific information about landing distances on wet runways.

[705.62 to 705.66 reserved]

Division V — Aircraft Equipment Requirements

General Requirements

 No person shall operate an aircraft unless the aircraft is equipped with

  • (a) two independent static pressure systems;

  • (b) a windshield wiper or rain removal system for each pilot station;

  • (c) heating or de-icing equipment for each carburetor or an alternate air source for each pressure carburetor or fuel injection system;

  • (d) a placard on each door that provides passenger access to a passenger emergency exit, stating that the door must be secured or locked open during take-off and landing; and

  • (e) a means for the crew, in an emergency, to unlock each door that leads to a compartment that is normally accessible to passengers and that can be locked by passengers.

Landing Lights

 No person shall operate an aircraft at night unless the aircraft is equipped with at least two landing lights.

Operation of Aircraft in Icing Conditions

  •  (1) When icing conditions are reported to exist or are forecast to be encountered along the route of flight, no person shall authorize a flight or its continuation or conduct a take-off or continue a flight in an aircraft, even if the pilot-in-command determines that the aircraft is adequately equipped to operate in icing conditions in accordance with paragraph 605.30(a), if, in the opinion of the pilot-in-command, the safety of the flight might be adversely affected.

  • (2) No person shall operate an aeroplane in icing conditions at night unless the aeroplane is equipped with a means to illuminate or otherwise detect the formation of ice.

  • SOR/2009-152, s. 22.

Weather Radar Equipment

 No person shall operate an aircraft with passengers on board in IMC when current weather reports or forecasts indicate that thunderstorms may reasonably be expected along the route to be flown, unless the aircraft is equipped with weather radar equipment.

Protective Breathing Equipment

  •  (1) No air operator shall operate a pressurized aircraft unless, at each station listed in paragraph (3)(b), protective breathing equipment with a 15-minute supply of breathing gas at a pressure-altitude of 8,000 feet is provided in accordance with this section.

  • (2) The protective breathing equipment referred to in subsection (1) may be used to meet the crew member oxygen requirements specified in section 605.31.

  • (3) Protective breathing equipment shall be conveniently located and readily available

    • (a) with a fixed or portable breathing gas supply for use by each flight crew member on the flight deck; and

    • (b) with a portable breathing gas supply for use by crew members in combatting fires, as follows:

      • (i) one unit for use in each Class A, B and E cargo compartment that is accessible to crew members in the cabin during flight,

      • (ii) one unit for each hand-held fire extinguisher located in each isolated galley,

      • (iii) one unit on the flight deck,

      • (iv) one unit located within one metre of each hand-held fire extinguisher required in the passenger compartment by section 705.93, except if the Minister has authorized the location of protective breathing equipment more than one metre from each hand-held fire extinguisher where special circumstances exist that make compliance with this subparagraph impractical and that location provides an equivalent level of safety, and

      • (v) the number of units of protective breathing equipment used to satisfy the requirements of this paragraph shall not be less than the number of flight attendants required for the flight.