Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

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

Marking Obstacles

  •  (1) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that a fixed obstacle or a mobile obstacle on the heliport is marked in accordance with the requirements of the applicable heliport standard.

  • (2) Obstacles required to be marked shall, in accordance with Standard 621, be

    • (a) coloured;

    • (b) marked by markers; or

    • (c) marked by flags.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8;
  • SOR/2011-285, s. 7.

Lighting Obstacles

  •  (1) The operator of a heliport shall light a fixed obstacle in accordance with Standard 621.

  • (2) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that maintenance and service vehicles in use display lights in accordance with the requirements of the applicable heliport standard.

  • (3) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that emergency vehicles in use that are required to be lighted display the lights specified in the applicable heliport standard.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8;
  • SOR/2011-285, s. 7.

[305.40 reserved]

Division XI — Visual Aids for Denoting Restricted Use Areas

  •  (1) When a FATO, helicopter parking position, taxiway, or any part of those areas is permanently closed, the operator of a heliport shall display a closed marking on the area that meets the requirements of the applicable heliport standard.

  • (2) When an area of a heliport is temporarily closed or an area is snow-covered, the heliport operator shall ensure that

    • (a) notice of the closure is

      • (i) included in the Canada Flight Supplement, or

      • (ii) reported in a NOTAM; or

    • (b) a closed marking referred to in subsection (1) is displayed on the affected area.

  • (3) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that non-load-bearing surfaces adjacent to a FATO, helicopter parking position or taxiway that cannot be visually distinguished from load-bearing surfaces are marked as set out in the applicable heliport standard.

  • (4) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that unserviceability markers consisting of flags, cones or marker boards that meet the requirements of the applicable heliport standard and are positioned in conformity with that standard are displayed on any part of a taxiway or apron that is unfit for the movement of aircraft.

  • (5) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that unserviceability lights that meet the requirements of the applicable heliport standard are displayed in conformity with that standard wherever any portion of a taxiway or apron at a heliport that is certified to be available for use at night is unfit for the movement of aircraft.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.

[305.42 reserved]

Division XII — Equipment and Installations

  •  (1) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that the lights of a visual approach slope indicator system, when required and installed as specified in subsection 305.33(4), are aligned by means of

    • (a) a daily inspection of alignment and, if necessary, a correction of any misalignment of more than 3 minutes of arc; or

    • (b) an automatic shut-off switch installed in the system.

  • (2) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that a fence or other barrier is installed on the heliport and that the fence or other barrier meets the requirements of the applicable heliport standard.

  • (3) The operator of a heliport or a person under the operator’s authority shall direct any vehicle that is operated on an apron or manoeuvring area of the heliport or, in the case of a vehicle in a manoeuvring area, shall ensure that the vehicle’s operation is under the direction of the air traffic services unit or the heliport operator or a person working under their authority, in accordance with the requirements of the applicable heliport standard.

  • (4) The operator of the heliport shall ensure that the drivers of vehicles on an apron or manoeuvring area are trained for the tasks to be performed and that they know they must comply with instructions issued by the air traffic services unit or the heliport operator or a person working under their authority.

  • (5) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that equipment required for air navigation purposes that is located on a safety area, a taxiway strip or within the separation distances specified in the applicable heliport standard is located, constructed and installed in accordance with that standard.

  • (6) The operator of a heliport shall ensure that visual aids, precision approach FATO lights and centre line lights on a taxiway are maintained in accordance with the applicable heliport standard.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8.