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Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 (SOR/2011-318)

Regulations are current to 2021-06-28 and last amended on 2019-08-15. Previous Versions

PART 7Other Aerodromes (continued)

DIVISION 2Threats and Incidents (continued)

Information Reporting

Marginal note:Security incidents

 The operator of an aerodrome must immediately notify the Minister when any of the following incidents occur:

  • (a) the discovery, at the aerodrome, of a weapon, explosive substance or incendiary device that is not permitted under subsection 78(2);

  • (b) an explosion at the aerodrome, unless the explosion is known to be the result of an accident, excavation, demolition, or construction work, or the use of fireworks displays;

  • (c) a threat against the aerodrome; and

  • (d) an aviation security incident that involves a peace officer anywhere at the aerodrome other than areas under an air carrier’s control.

Marginal note:Commercial air service information

 The operator of an aerodrome must provide the Minister with written notice of any new commercial air service that is to begin at an air terminal building.

DIVISION 3Emergency Planning

Application

Marginal note:Application

  •  (1) This Division applies in respect of aerodromes that are not listed in Schedule 1, 2 or 3 and that serve

    • (a) air carriers that conduct scheduled or non-scheduled services to or from an air terminal building at any of those aerodromes; or

    • (b) air carriers that conduct scheduled international services from any of those aerodromes.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (2) This Division does not apply in respect of any other place designated by the Minister under subsection 6(1) of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Act.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 35
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 37
  • SOR/2015-196, s. 9

Emergency Plans and Security Exercises

Marginal note:Plan requirements

  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must establish an emergency plan that sets out the response procedures to be followed at the aerodrome for coordinated responses to the following emergencies:

    • (a) bomb threats; and

    • (b) hijackings of aircraft.

  • Marginal note:Response procedures

    (2) The response procedures must

    • (a) set out in detail the actions to be taken by the employees and contractors of the operator of the aerodrome and identify the responsibilities of all other persons or organizations involved, including, as applicable, the police, emergency response providers, air carriers, emergency coordination centre personnel and control tower or flight service station personnel;

    • (b) include, if applicable, detailed procedures for the evacuation of air terminal buildings;

    • (c) include, if applicable, detailed procedures for the search of air terminal buildings;

    • (d) include detailed procedures for the handling and disposal of a suspected bomb; and

    • (e) include detailed procedures for the detention on the ground of any aircraft involved in a bomb threat or hijacking.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 35
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 37

Marginal note:Discussion-based security exercise

 The operator of an aerodrome must, at least once a year, carry out a discussion-based security exercise that tests the effectiveness of the operator’s emergency plan in response to a bomb threat or a hijacking of an aircraft and involves the persons and organizations referred to in the plan.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 35
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 37

Marginal note:Record of emergencies

  •  (1) Each time an emergency referred to in subsection 517(1) occurs at an aerodrome, the operator of the aerodrome must create a record that includes

    • (a) a description of the emergency;

    • (b) an evaluation of the effectiveness of the operator’s emergency plan; and

    • (c) a description of any actions that are planned in order to address deficiencies identified during the emergency.

  • Marginal note:Record of exercises

    (2) Each time a security exercise is carried out at an aerodrome, the operator of the aerodrome must create a record that includes

    • (a) an outline of the exercise scenario;

    • (b) an evaluation of the effectiveness of the exercise; and

    • (c) a description of any actions that are planned in order to address deficiencies identified during the exercise.

  • Marginal note:Ministerial access

    (3) The operator of an aerodrome must make the records referred to in subsections (1) and (2) available to the Minister on reasonable notice given by the Minister.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 35
  • SOR/2014-153, s. 37

[520 to 524 reserved]

PART 8Aircraft Security

Overview

Marginal note:Part overview

 This Part sets out requirements for air carriers, other operators of aircraft and persons on board aircraft.

Weapons, Explosive Substances and Incendiary Devices

Marginal note:Weapons

  •  (1) An air carrier must not allow a person who is on board an aircraft to carry or have access to a weapon unless the air carrier has authorized the person to do so under section 531 or 533.

  • Marginal note:Explosive substances and incendiary devices

    (2) An air carrier must not allow a person who is on board an aircraft to carry or have access to an explosive substance or an incendiary device.

Marginal note:Transport of loaded firearms

  •  (1) An air carrier must not knowingly allow a person, other than a Canadian in-flight security officer who is acting in the course of their duties, to transport a loaded firearm on board an aircraft.

  • Marginal note:Transport of explosive substances and incendiary devices

    (2) An air carrier must not knowingly allow a person to transport an explosive substance, other than ammunition, or an incendiary device on board an aircraft unless the person notifies the air carrier before the explosive substance or incendiary device arrives at the aerodrome where it is to be accepted by the air carrier for transportation.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 38

Marginal note:Transport of unloaded firearms

 An air carrier must not knowingly allow a person to transport an unloaded firearm on board an aircraft unless the person has declared to the air carrier that the firearm is unloaded.

Marginal note:Storage of unloaded firearms

 An air carrier that transports an unloaded firearm on board an aircraft must store the firearm so that it is not accessible to any person on board the aircraft other than crew members.

Marginal note:Prohibition — alcoholic beverages

 An air carrier must not provide a person who carries or has access to a firearm on board an aircraft with any alcoholic beverage.

Marginal note:Authorizations for peace officers

 An air carrier may authorize a peace officer to carry or have access to an unloaded firearm on board an aircraft if

  • (a) the peace officer, while acting in the course of their duties, requires access to the firearm immediately before, during or immediately after the flight;

  • (b) the peace officer informs the air carrier, at least two hours before the aircraft leaves the aerodrome or, in an emergency, as soon as feasible before the departure of the flight, that a firearm will be on board;

  • (c) the peace officer shows a representative of the air carrier identification, issued by the organization employing the officer, that displays a photograph depicting a frontal view of the officer’s face, the signature of the officer and the signature of an authorized representative of the organization employing the officer;

  • (d) the peace officer completes the form used by the air carrier to authorize the carriage of a firearm on board an aircraft;

  • (e) the air carrier verifies the identification referred to in paragraph (c)

    • (i) before the peace officer enters a restricted area from which the officer may board the aircraft, or

    • (ii) before the peace officer boards the aircraft, if the aerodrome does not have a restricted area from which the officer may board the aircraft; and

  • (f) the air carrier provides the peace officer with the original or a copy of the completed form referred to in paragraph (d).

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 39
 
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