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

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-05-29. Previous Versions

PART 2Other Air Transport Security Functions of CATSA (continued)

Identity Verification System (continued)

Marginal note:Records

  •  (1) CATSA must keep updated records respecting

    • (a) restricted area identity cards that have been activated;

    • (b) restricted area identity cards that have been deactivated;

    • (c) deactivated restricted area identity cards that have not been retrieved;

    • (d) restricted area identity cards that have been reported as lost or stolen;

    • (e) blank restricted area identity cards distributed to operators of aerodromes; and

    • (f) restricted area identity cards that have been destroyed by the operator of an aerodrome.

  • Marginal note:Provision of records to Minister

    (2) CATSA must provide the Minister with the records on reasonable notice given by the Minister.

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PART 3Weapons, Explosive Substances and Incendiary Devices

Overview

Marginal note:Part overview

 This Part sets out prohibitions respecting weapons, explosive substances and incendiary devices at aerodromes and on board aircraft. This Part also sets out exceptions to those prohibitions.

At Aerodromes

Marginal note:Prohibition — sale

 A person must not sell or offer for sale any of the following goods in a restricted area:

  • (a) a weapon;

  • (b) a model or replica of a weapon;

  • (c) an explosive substance; and

  • (d) an incendiary device.

Marginal note:Prohibition — carriage, transportation and access

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person must not carry, transport or have access to a weapon, an explosive substance or an incendiary device at an aerodrome.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) A person described in column 1 of the table to this subsection may, at an aerodrome, carry, transport or have access to the goods set out in column 2 if the conditions set out in column 3 are met.

    table

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
    PersonPermitted GoodsConditions
    1any personan unloaded firearmthe person is carrying or transporting the unloaded firearm, or has access to it, for the purpose of transporting it by air as checked baggage or cargo
    2a peace officera weapon and ammunitionthe peace officer is acting in the course of their duties
    3the pilot-in-command of an aircraft that is operated by an air carrieran unloaded firearmthe pilot-in-command of the aircraft is authorized by the air carrier under subsection 533(1)
    4the pilot-in-command of an aircraft that is operated by a person other than an air carrieran unloaded firearm and ammunitionthe pilot-in-command of the aircraft is authorized by the operator of the aircraft under subsection 533(2)
    5an employee of a federal or provincial department or agency who is engaged in wildlife controlan unloaded firearmthe employee is taking a flight on an aircraft operated by an air carrier and the employee is authorized by the air carrier under subsection 533(1)
    6a person, other than a peace officer, who holds a licence issued under the laws of Canada to carry a firearma firearm and ammunitionthe person is engaged in the protection of persons or property at the aerodrome
    7a person, other than a peace officer, who holds a licence issued under the laws of Canada to carry a firearma firearm and ammunitionthe person is engaged, on behalf of the operator of the aerodrome, in the control of animals at the aerodrome
    8any personan explosive substance or incendiary devicethe person is carrying or transporting the explosive substance or incendiary device, or has access to it, for the purpose of tendering it for transportation by an air carrier
    9any personan explosive substance or incendiary devicethe person is authorized under section 85, 249, 404 or 507 by the operator of the aerodrome
  • Marginal note:Consumption of alcoholic beverages

    (3) An employee of a federal or provincial department or agency who is engaged in wildlife control, and who carries, transports or has access to an unloaded firearm at an aerodrome, must not consume any alcoholic beverage.

On Board Aircraft

Marginal note:Weapons

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2.1) to (4), a person must not carry or have access to a weapon on board an aircraft.

  • Marginal note:Explosive substances and incendiary devices

    (2) A person other than an air carrier must not carry or have access to an explosive substance or incendiary device on board an aircraft.

  • Marginal note:Exception — air carrier flights

    (2.1) A Canadian in-flight security officer who is acting in the course of their duties may carry or have access to a loaded firearm on board an aircraft operated by an air carrier.

  • Marginal note:Exception — air carrier flights

    (3) The following persons may carry or have access to an unloaded firearm on board an aircraft operated by an air carrier:

    • (a) a peace officer who is authorized by the air carrier under section 531;

    • (b) the pilot-in-command of the aircraft if authorized by the air carrier under subsection 533(1); and

    • (c) an employee of a federal or provincial department or agency who is engaged in wildlife control and who is authorized by the air carrier under subsection 533(1).

  • Marginal note:Exception — other operators’ flights

    (4) The pilot-in-command of an aircraft operated by a person other than an air carrier may carry or have access to an unloaded firearm and ammunition on board the aircraft if authorized by the operator of the aircraft under subsection 533(2).

  • Marginal note:Consumption of alcoholic beverages

    (5) The following persons must not consume any alcoholic beverage if they are on board an aircraft and are carrying or have access to an unloaded firearm:

    • (a) a peace officer; and

    • (b) an employee of a federal or provincial department or agency who is engaged in wildlife control.

  • SOR/2014-153, s. 4

Transport and Tendering for Transportation

Marginal note:General prohibitions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a person must not transport any of the following goods on board an aircraft operated by an air carrier or tender them for transportation by an air carrier:

    • (a) a loaded firearm;

    • (b) an explosive substance other than ammunition; and

    • (c) an incendiary device.

  • Marginal note:Unloaded firearms

    (2) A person must not tender an unloaded firearm to an air carrier for subsequent acceptance and transportation unless the person declares to the air carrier that the firearm is unloaded.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) A person may transport an explosive substance or an incendiary device on board an aircraft operated by an air carrier, or tender it for transportation by an air carrier, if the person notifies the air carrier before the explosive substance or incendiary device arrives at the aerodrome.

 
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