Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

[305.26 to 305.28 reserved]

Division VI — Obstacle Limitation Surfaces

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), the operator of a heliport shall establish the following obstacle limitation surfaces in accordance with the applicable heliport standard for a non-instrument, non-precision or precision FATO and meet the special requirements for the surfaces and any obstacles that may affect them, set out in the applicable heliport standard:

    • (a) approach surfaces;

    • (b) take-off surfaces; and

    • (c) transitional surfaces.

  • (2) The operator of an H1 heliport shall ensure that the heliport meets the special requirements for obstacle limitation surfaces for non-instrument FATOs set out in the applicable heliport standard for an H1 heliport in respect of approach or take-off surfaces.

  • (3) The operator of an H1 heliport shall conduct a survey of the approach and take-off surface to determine obstacle information and submit a copy to the Minister at the time of the initial heliport certification and after that at least once every five years, unless no new obstacle has been established in the approach and take-off surface during the five-year period and a report to that effect is made to the Minister.

  • (4) The operator of an H2 heliport shall ensure that the heliport meets the special requirements for obstacle limitation surfaces for non-instrument FATOs set out in the applicable heliport standard for an H2 heliport in respect of approach or take-off surfaces.

  • (5) The operator of a heliport equipped with an instrument FATO shall ensure that the heliport meets the special requirements for obstacle limitation surfaces for instrument FATOs set out in the applicable heliport standard.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.

[305.30 reserved]

Division VII — Visual Aids for Air Navigation

  •  (1) The operator of a heliport shall equip the heliport with at least one wind direction indicator and meet the requirements for wind direction indicators set out in the applicable heliport standard.

  • (2) The operator of a heliport shall meet the requirements for heliport markings set out in the applicable heliport standard in respect of

    • (a) heliport identification marking;

    • (b) in the case of a hospital heliport, hospital heliport identification marking;

    • (c) an aiming point marking for each FATO;

    • (d) FATO edge marking;

    • (e) a FATO designation marking for each FATO;

    • (f) a FATO centre line marking for each FATO;

    • (g) approach and take-off direction indicator marking;

    • (h) a TLOF edge marking for each TLOF;

    • (i) the maximum allowable helicopter weight marking for each TLOF;

    • (j) the following taxiway markings:

      • (i) taxiway centre line marking,

      • (ii) taxiway holding position marking, and

      • (iii) taxiway edge marking;

    • (k) where the apron edge is not easily identifiable, an apron edge marking;

    • (l) where a helicopter parking position is provided, a helicopter parking position marking;

    • (m) where a helicopter parking position is provided and helicopters are required to have a specific alignment on the parking position, an alignment marking;

    • (n) where a helicopter parking position is not large enough for the largest helicopter for which the heliport is designed or where the size of the parking position is limited by the minimum separation requirement to an obstacle or an adjacent parking position, a helicopter parking position information marking; and

    • (o) where passengers are required to walk on a specific path on an apron between a helicopter parking position and the passenger terminal, an apron passenger path marking.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.