Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

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

Operation of Aircraft in Icing Conditions

 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.

  • SOR/2009-152, s. 10.

[703.43 to 703.51 reserved]

Division IV — Aircraft Performance Operating Limitations

[703.52 to 703.63 reserved]

Division V — Aircraft Equipment Requirements

Night and IMC Flight

[SOR/2009-152, s. 11]
  •  (1) No person shall operate a multi-engined aircraft with passengers on board in IMC unless the aircraft is equipped with

    • (a) a power failure warning device or vacuum indicator to show the power available for gyroscopic instruments from each power source;

    • (b) an alternate source of static pressure for the altimeter and the airspeed and vertical speed indicators;

    • (c) two generators, each of which is driven by a separate engine or by a rotor drive train; and

    • (d) two independent sources of energy, at least one of which is an engine-driven pump or generator, and each of which is able to drive all gyroscopic instruments and is installed so that the failure of one instrument or one source of energy will affect neither the energy supply to the remaining instruments nor the other source of energy.

  • (2) No person shall operate an aircraft at night unless the aircraft is equipped with

    • (a) at least one landing light; and

    • (b) if the aircraft is operated in icing conditions, a means of illumination or other means to detect the formation of ice.

  • SOR/2009-152, s. 12.

Airborne Thunderstorm Detection and 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 thunderstorm detection equipment or weather radar equipment.

Additional Equipment for Single-pilot Operations

 No person shall operate an aircraft on a single-pilot operation in IMC unless the aircraft is equipped with

  • (a) an auto-pilot that is capable of operating the aircraft controls to maintain flight and manoeuvre the aircraft about the lateral and longitudinal axes;

  • (b) a headset with a boom microphone or equivalent and a transmit button on the control column; and

  • (c) a chart holder that is placed in an easily readable position and a means of illumination for the chart holder.

Protective Breathing Equipment

  •  (1) No air operator shall operate a pressurized aircraft unless protective breathing equipment with a 15-minute supply of breathing gas at a pressure-altitude of 8,000 feet is readily available at each flight crew member position.

  • (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.