Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

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

[302.12 to 302.200 reserved]

Division II — Airport Emergency Planning

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

“community organization”

“community organization” means an organization, corporation, department or public service. (organisme communautaire)

“emergency coordination centre”

“emergency coordination centre” means a designated area to be used in supporting and coordinating emergency operations. (centre de coordination des urgences)

“full emergency standby”

“full emergency standby” means attendance at an emergency scene and preparedness to respond at the necessary level when an aircraft has, or may have, an operational problem that affects flight operations to the extent that there is a possibility of an accident. (état d’alerte complet)

“on-scene controller”

“on-scene controller” means the person identified in an airport emergency plan as being responsible for the overall coordination of the response at an emergency scene. (coordonnateur sur place)

“table top exercise”

“table top exercise” means an exercise requiring the participation of the community organizations and other resources identified in an airport emergency plan to review and coordinate their respective roles, responsibilities and response actions without actually activating the plan. (exercice en salle)

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2.

Airport Emergency Plan

General
  •  (1) After consultation with a representative sample of the air operators that use the airport and with community organizations that may be of assistance during emergency operations at the airport or in its vicinity, the operator of an airport shall develop and maintain an emergency plan for the purpose of identifying

    • (a) the emergencies that can reasonably be expected to occur at the airport or in its vicinity and that could be a threat to the safety of persons or to the operation of the airport;

    • (b) the measures to activate the emergency plan for each type of emergency;

    • (c) the community organizations capable of providing assistance in an emergency; and

    • (d) any additional resources available at the airport and in the surrounding area.

  • (2) The operator of an airport shall establish a degree of supervision and control sufficient to manage the size and complexity of an emergency.

  • (3) The operator of an airport shall

    • (a) maintain at the airport, in the format of a manual, a copy of an updated version of the emergency plan; and

    • (b) provide a copy to the Minister on request.

  • (4) The operator of an airport shall

    • (a) update the emergency plan as necessary to ensure its effectiveness in emergency operations; and

    • (b) review the plan and make any required updates at least once a year after consultation with a representative sample of the air operators that use the airport and the community organizations identified in the plan.

  • SOR/2007-262, s. 2.