Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Locations Where Services Are Available in English and French

  •  (1) Any person operating an aircraft who wishes to receive the services referred to in this section in one of either English or French shall so indicate to the appropriate air traffic control unit or flight service station by means of an initial radiocommunication in English or French, as appropriate.

  • (2) Every flight service station set out in Table 1 to this section and every air traffic control unit set out in Table 3 to this section shall provide advisory services in English and French.

  • (3) Every air traffic control unit set out in Table 3 to this section shall provide air traffic services in English and French.

  • (4) Every temporary air traffic control unit located in the province of Quebec shall provide air traffic services in English and French.

  • (5) Every flight service station set out in Table 2 to this section shall provide, between any person operating an aircraft and any air traffic control unit set out in Table 3 to this section, a relay service of IFR air traffic control messages in English or French, as indicated by that person.

    TABLE 1FLIGHT SERVICE STATIONS WHERE ADVISORY SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH

    • 1 
      Charlo
    • 2 
      Gaspé
    • 3 
      Gatineau
    • 4 
      Îles-de-la-Madeleine
    • 5 
      Kuujjuaq
    • 6 
      Kuujjuarapik
    • 7 
      La Grande Rivière
    • 8 
      Mont-Joli
    • 9 
      Montréal
    • 10 
      Québec
    • 11 
      Roberval
    • 12 
      Rouyn
    • 13 
      Sept-Îles
    • 14 
      Squaw Lake (seasonal station)
    • 15 
      Val-d’Or

    TABLE 2FLIGHT SERVICE STATIONS WHERE RELAY SERVICES OF IFR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL MESSAGES ARE AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH

    • 1 
      Gaspé
    • 2 
      Gatineau
    • 3 
      Îles-de-la-Madeleine
    • 4 
      Kuujjuaq
    • 5 
      Kuujjuarapik
    • 6 
      La Grande Rivière
    • 7 
      Mont-Joli
    • 8 
      Montréal
    • 9 
      Québec
    • 10 
      Roberval
    • 11 
      Rouyn
    • 12 
      Sept-Îles
    • 13 
      Squaw Lake (seasonal station)
    • 14 
      Val-d’Or

    TABLE 3AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL UNITS WHERE ADVISORY SERVICES AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH

    • Area Control Centre
      • 1 
        Montréal
    • Terminal Control Units
      • 2 
        Bagotville
      • 3 
        Montréal
      • 4 
        Ottawa
      • 5 
        Québec
    • Air Traffic Control Towers
      • 6 
        Bagotville
      • 7 
        Montréal International (Pierre Elliott Trudeau)
      • 8 
        Montréal International (Mirabel)
      • 9 
        Ottawa International (Macdonald-Cartier)
      • 10 
        Québec International (Jean Lesage)
      • 11 
        St-Honoré
      • 12 
        St-Hubert
      • 13 
        St-Jean (Province of Québec)
      • 14 
        Sept-Îles
  • SOR/2004-29, s. 6.

Locations Where Services Are Available in English

 All air traffic control units and flight service stations shall provide aeronautical radiocommunication services in English.

Continuous Listening Watch

 Subject to sections 602.137 and 602.138, where an aircraft is equipped with radiocommunication equipment, the pilot-in-command shall ensure that

  • (a) a listening watch is maintained on the appropriate frequency; and

  • (b) where communications are required, communication is established with an air traffic control unit, flight service station or community aerodrome radio station, as applicable, on that appropriate frequency.

Two-way Radiocommunication Failure in IFR Flight

  •  (1) Where there is a two-way radiocommunication failure between the controlling air traffic control unit and an IFR aircraft that is in or has received a clearance to enter controlled airspace, the pilot-in-command shall

    • (a) maintain a listening watch on the appropriate frequency for control messages or further clearance and acknowledge receipt of any such messages, if possible, by any means available;

    • (b) set the transponder to code 7600; and

    • (c) attempt to establish communications with any air traffic services facility or other aircraft, inform the facility or aircraft of the difficulty and request it to relay the information to the last air traffic control unit with which communications had been established.

  • (2) Where communications cannot be established with any air traffic services facility, either directly or by relay through an intermediary, the pilot-in-command shall, except where specific instructions to cover an anticipated communications failure have been received from an air traffic control unit, comply with the procedures specified by the Minister in the Canada Air Pilot and the Canada Flight Supplement.

 
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