Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-08-31. Previous Versions


[SOR/2007-87, s. 4]


 In this Part,

“aerodrome standards and recommended practices publications”

“aerodrome standards and recommended practices publications” means the following documents, namely,

  • (aProcedures for the Certification of Aerodromes as Airports,

  • (bAerodrome Standards and Recommended Practices, and

  • (cHeliport and Helideck Standards and Recommended Practices; (publications sur les normes et pratiques recommandées pour les aérodromes)

“aeronautical information publications”

“aeronautical information publications” means the following documents, namely,

  • (aCanada Air Pilot,

  • (bCanada Flight Supplement,

  • (cWater Aerodrome Supplement, and

  • (dA.I.P. Canada; (publications d’information aéronautique)

“aircraft emergency”

“aircraft emergency” means a situation that could result in damage to an aircraft at an airport or aerodrome or injury to the persons on board the aircraft; (aéronef en état d’urgence)

“airport certificate”

“airport certificate” means a certificate issued pursuant to section 302.03; (certificat d’aéroport)

“airport operations manual”

“airport operations manual” means the manual referred to in section 302.08 and includes any amendments to the manual that are approved pursuant to subsection 302.03(2); (manuel d’exploitation d’aéroport)


“airside”[Repealed, SOR/2003-58, s. 1]

“closed marking”

“closed marking” means a cross-shaped marking that

  • (a) has the form and, subject to subsection 301.04(4), the dimensions set out in Schedule I to Subpart 1, and

  • (b) subject to subsection 301.04(8), is in a single contrasting colour, white on runways and yellow on taxiways, that is visible from an aircraft flying at an altitude of 300 m (1,000 feet) above the marking; (marque de zone fermée)


“fixed”, in respect of a light, means having a constant luminous intensity when the light is observed from a fixed point; (fixe)


“marker” means an object displayed above ground level for the purpose of indicating an obstacle or obstruction or delineating a boundary; (balise)


“marking” means a symbol or group of symbols displayed on the surface of a movement area for the purpose of conveying aeronautical information; (marque)


“movement”, in respect of an aircraft, means a take-off or landing at an airport or aerodrome; (mouvement)

“obstacle limitation surface”

“obstacle limitation surface”[Repealed, SOR/2011-285, s. 3]


“operator” means the person in charge of an aerodrome, and includes an employee, agent or other authorized representative of that person; (exploitant)

“public way”

“public way” means any road, path or sidewalk maintained for the use of members of the public; (voie publique)

“Water Aerodrome Supplement”

“Water Aerodrome Supplement” means a publication concerning water aerodromes that is intended to be used to supplement enroute charts and the Canada Air Pilot. (Supplément hydroaérodromes)

  • SOR/97-518, s. 1;
  • SOR/2002-226, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-58, s. 1;
  • SOR/2011-285, s. 3.