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

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-08-15. Previous Versions

Definition of organization responsible for the person in custody

  •  (1) In this section, organization responsible for the person in custody does not include a person or an organization that provides escort officer services under a contract for remuneration.

  • Marginal note:Air carrier conditions

    (2) An air carrier must not transport a person in the custody of an escort officer on board an aircraft unless

    • (a) the organization responsible for the person in custody has provided the air carrier with a written confirmation that the organization has assessed the pertinent facts and determined whether the person in custody is a maximum, medium or minimum risk to the safety of the travelling public and the operations of the air carrier and aerodrome;

    • (b) the air carrier and the organization responsible for escorting the person in custody have agreed on the number of escort officers necessary to escort that person, which number must be at least

      • (i) two escort officers to escort each person who is a maximum risk,

      • (ii) one escort officer to escort each person who is a medium risk, and

      • (iii) one escort officer to escort not more than two persons who are a minimum risk;

    • (c) the person in custody is escorted by the agreed number of escort officers;

    • (d) the organization responsible for the person in custody has given a written notice to the air carrier at least two hours or, in an emergency, as soon as feasible before the departure of the flight, stating

      • (i) the identity of each escort officer and the person in custody and the reasons why the person requires an escort,

      • (ii) the level of risk that the person in custody represents to the safety of the public, and

      • (iii) the flight on which the person in custody will be transported;

    • (e) each escort officer shows a representative of the air carrier identification, issued by the organization responsible for the person in custody or 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;

    • (f) an escort officer completes the form used by the air carrier to authorize the transportation of a person in custody; and

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

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

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

  • Marginal note:Escort officer conditions

    (3) An escort officer must not escort a person in custody on board an aircraft unless the escort officer

    • (a) provides the operator of the aerodrome with a copy of the written notice referred to in paragraph (2)(d) at least two hours or, in an emergency, as soon as feasible before the departure of the flight; and

    • (b) shows a representative of the air carrier the identification referred to in paragraph (2)(e).

  • Marginal note:Transport of more than one person in custody

    (4) An air carrier that transports a person in custody who is a maximum risk to the public must not transport any other person in custody on board the aircraft.

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