Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

[305.44 reserved]

Division XIII — Emergency and Other Services

Emergency Response Plan

  •  (1) The operator of a heliport shall develop and have available a heliport emergency response plan at the heliport.

  • (2) The operator of a heliport shall identify in the emergency response plan those organizations that are capable of providing assistance in responding to an emergency at the heliport or in its vicinity.

  • (3) The operator of a heliport shall specify in the emergency response plan the procedures to be followed for

    • (a) an aircraft crash or other accident within the heliport perimeter;

    • (b) an aircraft crash outside the heliport perimeter; and

    • (c) any medical emergency.

  • (4) Where an approach and departure path at a heliport is located over water, the operator of the heliport shall specify in the emergency response plan

    • (a) the organization that is responsible for co-ordinating rescue in the event of an aircraft ditching; and

    • (b) how to contact that organization.

  • (5) The operator of a heliport shall include in the emergency response plan the information required in accordance with standard 325 — Heliport Standards.

  • (6) The operator of a heliport shall consult with all organizations identified in the emergency response plan concerning their role in it.

  • (7) The operator of a heliport shall annually review the emergency response plan and update the information.

  • (8) The operator of a heliport that provides a scheduled service for the transport of passengers shall carry out a test of the emergency response plan at intervals not exceeding three years.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.

Fire Protection Services

  •  (1) The operator of a surface-level heliport or of a heliport over a parking garage or on an elevated structure that is not an occupied building shall ensure that fire protection services are provided at the heliport and that those services and the fire resistance of the structure meets the requirements of the applicable heliport standard.

  • (2) The operator of a rooftop heliport shall ensure that fire protection services are provided at the heliport and that those services and the fire resistance of the structure meets the requirements of the applicable heliport standard.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.

Extinguishing Agents and Equipment

 The operator of a heliport shall

  • (a) determine the requirements for extinguishing agents and equipment used for fire protection at the heliport based on the longest dimension helicopter for which the heliport has been certified;

  • (b) ensure that the agents and equipment are in accordance with the applicable heliport standard; and

  • (c) provide a fire extinguisher or fire fighting system that is protected from freezing.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.

Safety Personnel for Rooftop Heliport

 The operator of a rooftop heliport shall ensure that a minimum of one trained safety person is in attendance during helicopter operations.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.

Training for Safety Personnel

 The operator of a heliport shall provide initial and refresher training to safety personnel provided at the heliport in accordance with the applicable heliport standard.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.

[305.50 to 305.52 reserved]

Division XIV — Heliport Operations Manual

General

  •  (1) The provisions of this Subpart that specify the procedures for making a heliport operations manual also apply in respect of any amendment to the manual.

  • (2) The operator of a heliport shall set out in the heliport operations manual

    • (a) the heliport certification standards that were met for issuance of the heliport certificate; and

    • (b) the level and types of services to be provided by the operator of the heliport.

  • (3) The operator of a heliport shall operate the heliport in accordance with the heliport operations manual.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.

Heliport Data

  •  (1) The operator of a heliport shall determine and record in the heliport operations manual, the following data in respect of the heliport in accordance with the applicable heliport standard:

    • (a) geographic coordinates for

      • (i) the heliport reference point if

        • (A) the heliport is not located on an aerodrome that already has a reference point, and

        • (B) the heliport operator intends to have a zoning regulation made under the Aeronautics Act,

      • (ii) the heliport geometric centre,

      • (iii) the FATO coordinates,

      • (iv) the heliport elevation,

      • (v) the heliport magnetic variation, and

      • (vi) where installed, the electronic navigation aids; and

    • (b) information in respect of

      • (i) the heliport type,

      • (ii) the dimensions, slope and surface type of all TLOFs,

      • (iii) the length, width, slope, category, surface type and designation number of all FATOs,

      • (iv) the length, width and surface type of all safety areas,

      • (v) the designation, width and surface type of helicopter ground and air taxiways,

      • (vi) the apron surface type and description of helicopter parking positions, and

      • (vii) the declared distances for

        • (A) take-off distance available,

        • (B) rejected take-off distance available, and

        • (C) landing distance available.

  • (2) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that a heliport geometric centre is redetermined and recorded in the manual if the physical characteristics of the heliport change because

    • (a) an existing FATO is closed;

    • (b) the boundaries of an existing FATO are altered; or

    • (c) a new FATO is constructed.

  • (3) The operator of a heliport shall report the heliport data specified in paragraph (1)(a) to the Aeronautical Information Services of NAV Canada within 14 days after the Minister’s approval of certification.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.

Administration

 The operator of a heliport shall ensure that the heliport operations manual contains

  • (a) a table of contents; and

  • (b) information relating to the administration of the heliport including but not limited to

    • (i) a copy of any amendments to the manual and the page numbers affected,

    • (ii) a list of holders of copies of the manual or of portions of it,

    • (iii) a description of a procedure for amending the manual,

    • (iv) a description of the organizational structure of the heliport management,

    • (v) a description of the operational procedures of the heliport,

    • (vi) a declaration, signed and dated by the operator, in which they agree to fulfill the obligations of the operator referred to in section 305.17,

    • (vii) a statement, signed and dated by the operator, certifying that their heliport operations manual is complete and accurate, and that the operator agrees to comply with all of the conditions and specifications set out in it,

    • (viii) a statement, signed by the Minister, that the heliport operations manual and any amendments to it have been approved,

    • (ix) a copy of any agreement or memorandum of understanding that affects the operation of the heliport, including the provision of emergency services at the heliport, and

    • (x) the information necessary to verify that the heliport meets the applicable heliport standard.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8;
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 18(F).
 
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