Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Application

  •  (1) This Subpart, except subsections 303.03(2) and 303.04(4), applies in respect of a designated airport, which is an airport at which, according to the statistics referred to in subsection 303.06(1), the total of the number of passengers that are emplaned and the number of passengers that are deplaned is more than 180,000 per year.

  • (2) This Subpart, except subsections 303.03(1) and 303.04(1) to (3), sections 303.06 and 303.07, subsection 303.10(2) and sections 303.11 and 303.12, applies in respect of a participating airport or aerodrome.

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2;
  • SOR/98-442, s. 1;
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 3.

General Requirements

  •  (1) The operator of a designated airport shall provide the aircraft fire-fighting vehicles and the personnel required under this Subpart to respond to an aircraft emergency at the airport

    • (a) in the case of an airport listed in the schedule to this Subpart, on the coming into force of these Regulations; and

    • (b) in any other case, twelve months after the statistics compiled in accordance with subsection 303.06(1) show that the airport meets the criteria for a designated airport set out in subsection 303.02(1).

  • (2) The operator of a participating airport or aerodrome shall provide the aircraft fire-fighting vehicles and the personnel required pursuant to this Subpart that correspond to the critical category for fire-fighting published in the Canada Flight Supplement to respond to an aircraft emergency at the airport or aerodrome.

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2;
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 4.

Hours of Operation of an Aircraft Fire-fighting Service

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the operator of a designated airport shall

    • (a) at the beginning of each month and after consultation with the air operators that use the airport, establish the hours of operation of an aircraft fire-fighting service for the month and ensure that those hours coincide with at least 90 per cent of the movements during that month by commercial passenger-carrying aircraft at the airport of which the operator receives notice at least 30 days in advance; and

    • (b) ensure that the critical category for fire fighting and the hours of operation of an aircraft fire fighting service are published in the Canada Flight Supplement and in a NOTAM, if the NOTAM is published earlier.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (5), the operator of a designated airport shall provide an aircraft fire-fighting service for the operation at the airport of aeroplanes in respect of which a type certificate has been issued authorizing the transport of 20 or more passengers if the aeroplanes are operated under

    • (a) Part VI, Subpart 4; or

    • (b) Part VII, Subpart 1 or 5.

  • (3) The operator of a designated airport shall provide an aircraft fire-fighting service until an aircraft referred to in subsection (2) has taken off or landed or the flight has been cancelled.

  • (4) The operator of a participating airport or aerodrome shall establish the hours during which an aircraft fire-fighting service is to be operated and shall ensure that the hours are published in the Canada Flight Supplement and in a NOTAM, if the NOTAM is published earlier.

  • (5) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of

    • (a) a cargo flight without passengers;

    • (b) a ferry flight;

    • (c) a positioning flight;

    • (d) a training flight if no fare-paying passengers are on board;

    • (e) the arrival of an aeroplane when the airport is being used for a diversion or as an alternate aerodrome; or

    • (f) the subsequent departure of an aeroplane referred to in paragraph (e), if it is conducted in accordance with paragraph 602.96(7)(f).

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2;
  • SOR/98-442, s. 2;
  • SOR/2003-58, s. 4;
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 5.

Aircraft Category for Fire Fighting

  •  (1) An aircraft category for fire fighting set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection shall be established for an aircraft based on the aircraft overall length set out in column II of the item and the aircraft maximum fuselage width set out in column III of that item.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
    Aircraft Category for Fire FightingAircraft Overall LengthAircraft Maximum Fuselage Width
    11less than 9 m2 m
    22at least 9 m but less than 12 m2 m
    33at least 12 m but less than 18 m3 m
    44at least 18 m but less than 24 m4 m
    55at least 24 m but less than 28 m4 m
    66at least 28 m but less than 39 m5 m
    77at least 39 m but less than 49 m5 m
    88at least 49 m but less than 61 m7 m
    99at least 61 m but less than 76 m7 m
    1010at least 76 m8 m
  • (2) Where the fuselage width of an aircraft that has an overall length within the range set out in column II of an item of the table to subsection (1) is greater than the aircraft maximum fuselage width set out in column III of the item, the aircraft category for fire fighting for the aircraft shall be one category higher than the category set out in column I of that item.

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2.

Statistics on the Number of Passengers and Aircraft Movements

  •  (1) The operator of an airport or aerodrome shall review, at least once every six months, the statistics in respect of the number of emplaned and deplaned passengers resulting from the Electronic Collection of Air Transportation Statistics project carried out jointly by the Department of Transport and Statistics Canada for the twelve months preceding the date of the review and determine whether the airport or aerodrome qualifies as a designated airport under subsection 303.02(1).

  • (2) The operator of a designated airport shall compile monthly statistics setting out the number of movements by commercial passenger-carrying aircraft in each aircraft category for fire fighting.

  • (3) The operator of a designated airport shall, at least once every six months, review the monthly statistics for the twelve months preceding the date of the review and determine the three consecutive months with the highest total number of movements by commercial passenger-carrying aircraft in all aircraft categories for fire fighting.

  • (4) Where the review shows more than one period of three consecutive months having the same total number of movements by commercial passenger-carrying aircraft, the period to be used for the purposes of section 303.07 is

    • (a) the period involving the highest aircraft category for fire fighting; or

    • (b) where those periods involve the same highest aircraft category for fire fighting, the period involving the greatest number of movements in that category.

  • (5) The Minister may, in writing, on application by the operator of a designated airport, authorize the operator to cease providing an aircraft fire-fighting service if the operator demonstrates by means of a risk analysis based on Standard CAN/CSA-Q850-97 entitled Risk Management: Guideline for Decision-makers as amended from time to time that the cessation of the aircraft fire-fighting service will not result in an unacceptable risk to aviation safety.

  • (6) If the Minister issues an authorization under subsection (5), the operator of a designated airport shall submit the content of the authorization for publication in the Canada Flight Supplement and in a NOTAM, if the NOTAM is published earlier.

  • (7) The operator of a designated airport shall

    • (a) retain the monthly statistics referred to in subsection (2) for five years after the date of the review; and

    • (b) provide them to the Minister at the Minister’s request.

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2;
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 6.
 
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