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Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012

Version of section 79 from 2012-01-01 to 2014-06-12:


Marginal note:Weapons

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (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

    (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.

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