Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Warning Notices

 Where low-flying or taxiing aircraft at or in the vicinity of an airport are likely to be hazardous to pedestrian or vehicular traffic, the operator of the airport shall immediately

  • (a) post notices warning of the hazard on any public way that is adjacent to the manoeuvring area; or

  • (b) where such a public way is not owned or controlled by the operator, inform the authorities responsible for posting notices on the public way that there is a hazard.

Prohibitions

 No person shall

  • (a) operate an aerodrome referred to in subsection 302.01(1) unless an airport certificate is issued in respect of that aerodrome;

  • (b) knowingly use an airport in a manner contrary to a condition set out in the airport certificate;

  • (c) walk, stand, drive a vehicle, park a vehicle or aircraft or cause an obstruction on the movement area of an airport, except in accordance with permission given

    • (i) by the operator of the airport, and

    • (ii) where applicable, by the appropriate air traffic control unit or flight service station;

  • (d) operate any vessel, or cause any obstruction, on the surface of any part of a water area of an airport that is to be kept clear of obstructions in the interest of aviation safety, when ordered, by signal or otherwise, to leave or not to approach that area by the appropriate air traffic control unit or flight service station or by the operator of the airport;

  • (e) tow an aircraft on an active movement area at night unless the aircraft displays operating wingtip, tail and anti-collision lights or is illuminated by lights mounted on the towing vehicle and directed at the aircraft being towed;

  • (f) park or otherwise leave an aircraft on an active manoeuvring area at night unless the aircraft displays operating wingtip, tail and anti-collision lights or is illuminated by lanterns suspended from the wingtips, tail and nose of the aircraft;

  • (g) at an airport, knowingly remove, deface, extinguish or interfere with a marker, marking, light or signal that is used for the purpose of air navigation, except in accordance with permission given

    • (i) by the operator of the airport, and

    • (ii) where applicable, by the appropriate air traffic control unit or flight service station;

  • (h) at or in the vicinity of an airport, knowingly display a marker, marking, sign, light or signal that is likely to be hazardous to aviation safety by causing glare or by causing confusion with or preventing clear visual perception of a marker, marking, sign, light or signal that is required under this Subpart;

  • (i) allow a bird or other animal that is owned by the person or that is in the person’s custody or control to be unrestrained within the boundaries of an airport, except for the purpose of controlling other birds or animals at the airport as permitted by the operator; or

  • (j) discharge a firearm within or into an airport without the permission of the operator of the airport.

Fire Prevention

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), no person shall, at an airport, smoke or display an open flame

    • (a) on an apron;

    • (b) on an aircraft loading bridge or on a gallery or balcony that is contiguous to or that overhangs an apron; or

    • (c) in an area where smoking or an open flame is likely to create a fire hazard that could endanger persons or property.

  • (2) The operator of an airport may display flare pots to provide temporary lighting for the take-off or landing of aircraft.

  • (3) The operator of an airport may, in writing, authorize maintenance or servicing operations on an apron that involve the use, production or potential development of an open flame or that involve the production or potential development of a spark where the operations are conducted in a manner that is not likely to create a fire hazard that could endanger persons or property.

  • (4) The operator of an airport may permit smoking in an enclosed building or shelter located on an apron where such smoking is not likely to create a fire hazard that could endanger persons or property.