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Aeronautics Act

Version of section 3 from 2012-01-01 to 2015-02-06:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,

    ANS Corporation


    ANS Corporation means NAV CANADA, a corporation incorporated on May 26, 1995 under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act; (société)



    aerodrome means any area of land, water (including the frozen surface thereof) or other supporting surface used, designed, prepared, equipped or set apart for use either in whole or in part for the arrival, departure, movement or servicing of aircraft and includes any buildings, installations and equipment situated thereon or associated therewith; (aérodrome)

    aeronautical product

    produits aéronautiques

    aeronautical product means any aircraft, aircraft engine, aircraft propeller or aircraft appliance or part or the component parts of any of those things, including any computer system and software; (produits aéronautiques)

    air carrier

    transporteur aérien

    air carrier means any person who operates a commercial air service; (transporteur aérien)



    aircraft means

    • (a) until the day on which paragraph (b) comes into force, any machine capable of deriving support in the atmosphere from reactions of the air, and includes a rocket;

    • (b) [Repealed before coming into force, 2008, c. 20, s. 3] (aéronef)

    air navigation services

    services de navigation aérienne

    air navigation services has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act; (services de navigation aérienne)



    airport means an aerodrome in respect of which a Canadian aviation document is in force; (aéroport)

    air traffic control services

    services de contrôle de la circulation aérienne

    air traffic control services has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act; (services de contrôle de la circulation aérienne)

    aviation reservation system

    système de réservation de services aériens

    aviation reservation system means a system that provides the capability to make reservations or issue tickets for air services; (système de réservation de services aériens)

    aviation security regulation

    règlement sur la sûreté aérienne

    aviation security regulation means a regulation made under subsection 4.71(1); (règlement sur la sûreté aérienne)


    Canada[Repealed, 1996, c. 31, s. 56]

    Canadian aircraft

    aéronef canadien

    Canadian aircraft means an aircraft registered in Canada; (aéronef canadien)

    Canadian aviation document

    document d’aviation canadien

    Canadian aviation document means, subject to subsection (3), any licence, permit, accreditation, certificate or other document issued by the Minister under Part I to or with respect to any person or in respect of any aeronautical product, aerodrome, facility or service; (document d’aviation canadien)

    civil air navigation services

    services de navigation aérienne civile

    civil air navigation services has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act; (services de navigation aérienne civile)

    commercial air service

    service aérien commercial

    commercial air service means any use of aircraft for hire or reward; (service aérien commercial)

    emergency direction

    directive d’urgence

    emergency direction means a direction made under section 4.76 or 4.77; (directive d’urgence)

    hire or reward


    hire or reward means any payment, consideration, gratuity or benefit, directly or indirectly charged, demanded, received or collected by any person for the use of an aircraft; (rémunération)

    interim order

    arrêté d’urgence

    interim order means an interim order made under subsection 6.41(1) or (1.1); (arrêté d’urgence)



    Minister means

    • (a) subject to paragraph (b), the Minister of Transport or such other Minister as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act, and

    • (b) with respect to any matter relating to defence, including any matter relating to military personnel or a military aircraft, military aerodrome or military facility of Canada or a foreign state, the Minister of National Defence or, under the direction of the Minister of National Defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff appointed under the National Defence Act; (ministre)


    commandant de bord

    pilot-in-command means, in relation to an aircraft, the pilot having responsibility and authority for the operation and safety of the aircraft during flight time; (commandant de bord)

    registered owner

    propriétaire enregistré

    registered owner, in respect of an aircraft, means the person to whom a certificate of registration for the aircraft has been issued by the Minister under Part I or in respect of whom the aircraft has been registered by the Minister under that Part; (propriétaire enregistré)

    security clearance

    habilitation de sécurité

    security clearance means a security clearance granted under section 4.8 to a person who is considered to be fit from a transportation security perspective; (habilitation de sécurité)

    security measure

    mesure de sûreté

    security measure means a measure made under subsection 4.72(1) or 4.73(1); (mesure de sûreté)

    superior court

    juridiction supérieure

    superior court means

    • (a) in the Provinces of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, the trial division of the Supreme Court of the Province,

    • (a.1) in the Province of Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice,

    • (b) in the Province of Quebec, the Superior Court of the Province,

    • (c) in the Provinces of New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench for the Province,

    • (d) in the Provinces of Nova Scotia and British Columbia, the Supreme Court of the Province, and

    • (e) the Supreme Court of Yukon, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories and the Nunavut Court of Justice; (juridiction supérieure)



    Tribunal means the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada established by subsection 2(1) of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Act. (Tribunal)

  • Minister for certain purposes

    (2) Notwithstanding the definition Minister in subsection (1), Minister, in relation to any matter referred to in paragraph 4.2(n), 4.9(p), (q) or (r), section 6.3 or paragraph 8.7(1)(b), means the Minister of National Defence.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) The following documents are deemed not to be a Canadian aviation document for the purposes of sections 6.6 to 7.21:

    • (a) a security clearance;

    • (b) a restricted area pass that is issued by the Minister in respect of an aerodrome that the Minister operates; and

    • (c) a Canadian aviation document specified in an aviation security regulation for the purpose of this subsection.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-2, s. 3
  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 1
  • 1992, c. 4, s. 1
  • 1996, c. 20, s. 99, c. 31, s. 56
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 13, c. 31, s. 4
  • 2001, c. 29, s. 33
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 79(E)
  • 2004, c. 15, ss. 2, 111

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