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Airport Traffic Regulations

Version of section 2 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-08-31:

 In these Regulations,


aerodrome means an 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 used in connection therewith; (aérodrome)


aircraft means any machine used or designed for navigation in the air but does not include a machine designed to derive support in the atmosphere from reactions against the earth’s surface of air expelled from the machine; (aéronef)


airport means an aerodrome in respect of which a Canadian aviation document issued pursuant to the Aeronautics Act is in force; (aéroport)

airport manager

airport manager means the person in charge of an airport or the authorized representative of that person; (directeur d’aéroport)


animal means any domestic animal and includes poultry; (animal)


apron means that part of an airport, other than the manoeuvring area, intended to accommodate the loading and unloading of passengers and cargo, the refuelling, servicing, maintenance and parking of aircraft and the movement of aircraft, vehicles and pedestrians to allow execution of those functions; (aire de trafic)

apron traffic

apron traffic means all aircraft, vehicles, pedestrians and equipment utilizing the apron area of the airport; (trafic de l’aire de trafic)

commercial passenger vehicle

commercial passenger vehicle means any taxi, bus or other vehicle used or intended for use in the transportation of persons for compensation; (véhicule commercial pour passager)


constable means

  • (a) a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,

  • (b) a member of a provincial or municipal police force, and

  • (c) any person or a member of a class of persons authorized by the Minister to enforce these Regulations; (agent)


cross-walk means

  • (a) any portion of a road, apron or other area designated by a sign or surface marking as a pedestrian crossing, and

  • (b) that part of a road at an intersection that is included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the road or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the road; (passage pour piétons)


Department means the Department of Transport; (ministère)


driver means a person who is driving or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle or bicycle; (conducteur)


intersection means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines or, in the absence of curb lines, of the lateral boundary lines of two or more roads that join one another at an angle whether or not one road crosses the other; (carrefour)

loading area

loading area means any portion of an airport designated by a sign and made available to the public for loading or unloading; (aire d’embarquement)

manoeuvring area

manoeuvring area means that part of an airport ordinarily used for the take-off and landing of aircraft and for the movement of aircraft associated with the take-off and landing, but does not include the apron; (aire de manoeuvre)


Minister means the Minister of Transport; (ministre)

motor vehicle

motor vehicle means an automobile, over-snow vehicle, truck, bus or any self-propelled vehicle or device in, upon or by which a person or property is or may be transported, carried or conveyed upon land and includes a machine designed to derive support in the atmosphere from reactions against the earth’s surface of air expelled from the machine; (véhicule à moteur)

over-snow vehicle

over-snow vehicle means a vehicle that is capable of being propelled or driven otherwise than by muscular power, that runs on tracks or skis or on tracks and skis and that is designed for operation on snow or ice; (autoneige)


owner, with respect to a motor vehicle, means a person who holds legal title to it or a person in whose name it is or is required to be registered by the laws of a province and includes a conditional purchaser, lessee or mortgagor who is entitled to or is in possession of the motor vehicle; (propriétaire)


park means the standing of a motor vehicle whether occupied or not, except for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers or goods; (laisser en stationnement)

parking area

parking area means a part of an airport property that is designated by a sign or by surface markings as an area for parking motor vehicles; (parc de stationnement)

parking meter

parking meter[Repealed, SOR/92-120, s. 1]

parking permit

parking permit means a permit issued by the airport manager that authorizes the permit holder to park a motor vehicle in a specific parking area in accordance with the terms of the permit; (permis de stationnement)

parking space

parking space means a space for parking motor vehicles that is located in a parking area and that, in most cases, is delineated by surface markings; (place de stationnement)

pay-in-advance parking control system

pay-in-advance parking control system means a system of parking control whereby the person who parks a motor vehicle in a parking space is required, immediately before or after parking the motor vehicle, to pay a fee in respect of the period of time during which the person anticipates that the motor vehicle will remain in that parking space; (péage anticipé)


pedestrian means a person on foot and includes an invalid or child in a wheelchair or carriage; (piéton)

restricted area

restricted area means an area at an aerodrome that is designated by a sign as an area to which access is restricted to persons authorized by the airport manager; (zone réglementée)


road includes any highway, street or place designed and intended for or used for the passage of motor vehicles; (route)


sidewalk means that part of a road or apron that is constructed for the use of pedestrians; (trottoir)

special parking permit

special parking permit means a permit issued by the airport manager that authorizes the permit holder to park a motor vehicle in such place and in accordance with such terms as are specified by the airport manager. (permis spécial de stationnement)

valid identification

valid identification means a document issued or approved by the airport manager authorizing the holder to have access to a restricted area of the airport. (pièce d’identité valable)

  • SOR/92-120, s. 1

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