Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

[603.26 to 603.35 reserved]

Division III — Parachuting

Application

 This Division applies in respect of the conduct of parachute descents

  • (a) in or into controlled airspace or an air route; and

  • (b) over or into a built-up area or open-air assembly of persons.

Certification Requirements for Parachute Operations

 For the purposes of section 602.26, a pilot-in-command may permit and a person may conduct a parachute descent under this Division if the person complies with the provisions of a special flight operations certificate — parachuting issued by the Minister pursuant to section 603.38.

Issuance of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Parachuting

 Subject to section 6.71 of the Act, the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner required by the Special Flight Operations Standards, issue a special flight operations certificate — parachuting to an applicant who demonstrates to the Minister the ability to conduct the flight operation in accordance with the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Contents of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Parachuting

 A special flight operations certificate — parachuting shall contain the following information:

  • (a) the name and address of the certificate holder;

  • (b) the number of the certificate;

  • (c) the date of issue of the certificate;

  • (d) the validity period of the certificate;

  • (e) the type of flight operation authorized; and

  • (f) any condition pertaining to the operation that the Minister deems necessary for aviation safety.

[603.40 to 603.64 reserved]

Division IV — Miscellaneous Special Flight Operations

Application

 This Division applies in respect of the following flight operations when not conducted under Part VII:

  • (a) the operation of an aircraft, other than a balloon, for the purpose of conducting a take-off or landing within a built-up area of a city or town at a place other than an airport, heliport or military aerodrome;

  • (b) the operation of an aircraft for the purpose of conducting aerial application, aerial inspection or aerial photography at altitudes and distances less than those specified in paragraph 602.14(2)(a);

  • (c) the operation of a helicopter while conducting Class B, C or D external load operations over a built-up area or open-air assembly of persons, including flight at altitudes and distances less than those specified in paragraph 602.14(2)(a);

  • (d) the operation of an unmanned air vehicle;

  • (e) the operation of a powered aircraft while persons enter or, except for parachute descents, leave the aircraft in flight; and

  • (f) the operation of an aircraft while conducting aerobatic manoeuvres

    • (i) in or into controlled airspace or an air route, or

    • (ii) below 2,000 feet AGL.

  • SOR/2003-271, s. 7;
  • SOR/2007-87, s. 12.

Certification Requirements

 No person shall conduct a flight operation referred to in section 603.65 unless the person complies with the provisions of a special flight operations certificate issued by the Minister pursuant to section 603.67.

Issuance of Special Flight Operations Certificate

 Subject to section 6.71 of the Act, the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner required by the Special Flight Operations Standards, issue a special flight operations certificate to an applicant who demonstrates to the Minister the ability to conduct the flight operation in accordance with the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Contents of Special Flight Operations Certificate

 A special flight operations certificate shall contain the following information:

  • (a) the name and address of the certificate holder;

  • (b) the number of the certificate;

  • (c) the date of issue of the certificate;

  • (d) the validity period of the certificate;

  • (e) the type of flight operation authorized; and

  • (f) any condition pertaining to the operation that the Minister deems necessary for aviation safety.

[603.69 to 603.75 reserved]

Subpart 4 — Private Operators

Division I — General Provisions

Interpretation

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Subpart.

    main base

    main base means a location where a private operator has personnel, aircraft and facilities for its operations and that is established as the principal place of business of the private operator. (base principale)

    PBN Manual

    PBN Manual means ICAO Document 9613, entitled Performance-based Navigation (PBN) Manual. (manuel PBN)

    special authorization

    special authorization means an authorization issued by the Minister under subsection 604.05(2) that permits the carrying out of an activity referred to in Division IV or an activity in respect of which the Minister has established requirements under subsection 604.74(1). (autorisation spéciale)

    sub-base

    sub-base means a location where a private operator has personnel and aircraft and from which operational control is exercised in accordance with the private operator’s operational control system. (base secondaire)

  • (2) For the purpose of interpreting a document incorporated by reference into this Subpart, unless the context requires otherwise,

    • (a) “should” and “must” shall be read as “shall”;

    • (b) “operator” and “aircraft operator” shall be read as “private operator”; and

    • (c) “authority”, “competent aviation authority” and “operating authority” shall be read as “Minister”.

  • SOR/2005-341, s. 5;
  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18.

Application

 This Subpart applies to the following Canadian aircraft:

  • (a) large aeroplanes;

  • (b) turbine-powered aircraft;

  • (c) pressurized aircraft; and

  • (d) multi-engined aircraft.

  • SOR/2005-341, s. 5;
  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18.

Prohibition

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall operate any of the following Canadian aircraft for the purpose of transporting passengers or goods unless the person is the holder of a private operator registration document:

    • (a) a large aeroplane;

    • (b) a turbo-jet-powered aeroplane; or

    • (c) a turbine-powered pressurized aeroplane certificated for more than six passenger seats.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the operation of an aircraft referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c) by

    • (a) an air operator who operates the aircraft in accordance with the requirements of Part VII; or

    • (b) a person who operates the aircraft under a flight permit issued under section 507.04.

  • SOR/2005-341, s. 5;
  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18.

Issuance of a Private Operator Registration Document

  •  (1) The applicant for a private operator registration document shall submit to the Minister an application containing the following information:

    • (a) the applicant’s legal name and, if any, trade name;

    • (b) the applicant’s contact information;

    • (c) the names of the operations manager, chief pilot and maintenance manager;

    • (d) a description of the proposed area of operation, using the chart depicted in the Index to Application of Supplementary Procedures in ICAO Document 7030, entitled Regional Supplementary Procedures;

    • (e) the location of the applicant’s main base and, if any, sub-bases; and

    • (f) for each aircraft that will be operated, the aircraft type, the nationality mark and the registration mark.

  • (2) The Minister shall, on receipt of the application referred to in subsection (1), issue a private operator registration document to the applicant if the applicant is the registered owner of all the aircraft that will be operated under this Subpart or is permitted to use those aircraft under section 203.03.

  • SOR/2005-341, s. 5;
  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18.
 
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