Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Duties of the Certificate Holder

 The holder of an airport certificate shall

  • (a) ensure that corrective actions are taken in respect of any findings resulting from the safety management system referred to in section 302.501;

  • (b) appoint a person to manage the safety management system; and

  • (c) ensure that the person managing the safety management system performs the duties required under section 302.505.

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 10.

Person Managing the Safety Management System

  •  (1) The person managing the safety management system shall

    • (a) establish and maintain a reporting system to ensure the timely collection of information related to hazards, incidents and accidents that may adversely affect safety;

    • (b) identify hazards and carry out risk management analyses of those hazards;

    • (c) investigate, analyze and identify the cause or probable cause of all hazards, incidents and accidents identified under the safety management system;

    • (d) establish and maintain a safety data system, by either electronic or other means, to monitor and analyze trends in hazards, incidents and accidents;

    • (e) monitor and evaluate the results of corrective actions with respect to hazards, incidents and accidents;

    • (f) monitor the concerns of the civil aviation industry in respect of safety and their perceived effect on the holder of the airport certificate; and

    • (g) determine the adequacy of the training required by paragraph 302.502(f).

  • (2) The person managing the safety management system shall, if a finding resulting from the safety management system referred to in section 302.501 is reported to them,

    • (a) determine what, if any, corrective actions are required and carry out those actions;

    • (b) keep a record of any determination made under paragraph (a) and the reason for it;

    • (c) if management functions have been assigned to another person under subsection (3), communicate any determination regarding a corrective action to that person; and

    • (d) notify the certificate holder of any systemic deficiency and of the corrective action taken.

  • (3) The person managing the safety management system may assign the management functions for the safety management system referred to in section 302.501 to another person if the assignment and its scope are described in the airport operations manual.

  • (4) The person to whom management functions have been assigned under subsection (3) shall notify the person managing the safety management system of any systemic deficiency and of the corrective action taken.

  • (5) The responsibility of the accountable executive is not affected by the appointment of a person to manage the safety management system under paragraph 302.504(b) or the assignment of management functions to another person under subsection (3).

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 10.

Subpart 3 — Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting at Airports and Aerodromes

[SOR/2003-58, s. 2]

Division I — General

Interpretation

 In this Subpart,

“aircraft category for fire fighting”

“aircraft category for fire fighting” means an aircraft category, determined in accordance with section 303.05 for the purpose of fighting fires involving aircraft; (catégorie d’aéronefs — SLIA)

“aircraft emergency”

“aircraft emergency”[Repealed, SOR/2002-226, s. 2]

“aircraft fire-fighting standards”

“aircraft fire-fighting standards” means the Aerodrome and Airport Standards respecting Aircraft Fire Fighting at Airports and Aerodromes published under the authority of the Minister; (normes de lutte contre les incendies d’aéronefs)

“critical category for fire fighting”

“critical category for fire fighting” means the aircraft category that

  • (a) in respect of a designated airport, is determined in accordance with section 303.07 for the purpose of establishing the required level of service for fighting fires involving aircraft at the airport, and

  • (b) in respect of a participating airport or aerodrome, is specified for the airport or aerodrome in the Canada Flight Supplement and corresponds to the level of service for fighting fires involving aircraft at that airport or aerodrome; (catégorie critique — SLIA)

“designated airport”

“designated airport”[Repealed, SOR/2006-86, s. 2]

“in response posture”

“in response posture” means, in respect of personnel, in a location at or near the airport or aerodrome that will permit an operator to obtain a satisfactory result in a response test referred to in subsection 303.18(4); (en position d’intervention)

“participating airport or aerodrome”

“participating airport or aerodrome” means an airport, other than a designated airport, or an aerodrome, for which a critical category for fire fighting is specified in the Canada Flight Supplement. (aéroport ou aérodrome participant)

“rescue”

“rescue” means the act of evacuating persons from an aircraft involved in an aircraft accident or incident at an airport by means of fire suppression and then, if circumstances permit, aircraft entry. (sauvetage)

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2;
  • SOR/2002-226, s. 2;
  • SOR/2003-58, s. 3;
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 2.