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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

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

Part VI — General Operating and Flight Rules (continued)

Subpart 4 — Private Operators (continued)

Division V — Flight Operations — Passengers (continued)

Safety Features Card
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a private operator shall, before passengers on board an aircraft are given the safety briefing referred to in subsection 604.85(1), provide each passenger at his or her seat with a safety features card that shows the aircraft type and that contains safety information only in respect of the aircraft, including

    • (a) in the case of an aircraft configured for 19 or fewer passenger seats,

      • (i) when and how to fasten, adjust and release safety belts and, if any, shoulder harnesses,

      • (ii) the passenger brace position

        • (A) for each type of seat and passenger restraint system, and

        • (B) for a passenger who is holding an infant, and

      • (iii) the location, operation and use of each emergency exit, including whether it is unusable in a ditching because of the aircraft configuration,

      • (iv) the location and operation of the passenger oxygen system, if any, including

        • (A) a description of the masks and their use,

        • (B) the actions to be performed by a passenger in order to

          • (I) obtain a mask,

          • (II) activate the flow of oxygen, and

          • (III) don and secure the mask, and

        • (C) the recommendation that a passenger don and secure the passenger’s own mask before assisting another passenger with his or her mask,

      • (v) the location of life preservers, how they are to be removed from their packaging, how they are to be donned by adults, by children aged two years or older and by infants, and when they are to be inflated,

      • (vi) when and where smoking is prohibited, and

      • (vii) the location, removal and use of flotation devices and, if any, life rafts; and

    • (b) in the case of an aircraft configured for more than 19 passenger seats,

      • (i) the information set out in subparagraphs (a)(i) to (vii),

      • (ii) when and where carry-on baggage is to be stowed,

      • (iii) the positioning of seats, securing of seat backs in the upright position and stowage of chair tables for take-off and landing,

      • (iv) the form, function, colour and location of the floor proximity emergency escape path markings, if any,

      • (v) the safest route for passengers to take in order to move away from the aircraft in the event of an emergency, and

      • (vi) the attitude of the aircraft while floating, as determined by the aircraft manufacturer.

  • (2) If a flight attendant is not required on board an aircraft, the safety features card referred to in subsection (1) shall also contain the information on the location of the emergency equipment required under sections 604.116, 604.117 and 604.119 and how to access that equipment.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18
  • SOR/2019-122, s. 15

[604.87 to 604.97 reserved]

Division VI — Flight Time and Flight Duty Period

[SOR/2018-269, s. 18]
Flight Time Limits
  •  (1) No private operator shall assign flight time to a flight crew member, and no flight crew member shall accept such an assignment, if the flight crew member’s total flight time in all flights conducted under this Subpart, Part IV or Part VII would, as a result, exceed

    • (a) 1,200 hours in a period of 12 consecutive months;

    • (b) 300 hours in a period of 90 consecutive days;

    • (c) 120 hours in a period of 30 consecutive days; or

    • (d) 8 hours in a period of 24 consecutive hours, if the assignment is for a single-pilot IFR flight.

  • (2) If a flight crew’s flight duty period is extended under section 604.101, each flight crew member accumulates, for the purposes of subsection (1), the total flight time for the flight or the total flight time for the series of flights, as the case may be.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18
  • SOR/2018-269, s. 18
Flight Duty Period Limits and Rest Periods
[SOR/2018-269, s. 18]
  •  (1) Subject to sections 604.100 to 604.102, no private operator shall assign flight duty period to a flight crew member, and no flight crew member shall accept such an assignment, if the flight crew member’s flight duty period would, as a result, exceed

    • (a) 14 consecutive hours in a period of 24 consecutive hours; or

    • (b) 15 consecutive hours in a period of 24 consecutive hours, if

      • (i) the flight crew member’s total flight duty period in the previous 30 consecutive days does not exceed 70 hours, or

      • (ii) the rest period before the flight is at least 24 hours.

  • (2) A private operator shall ensure that, prior to reporting for flight duty, a flight crew member is provided with the minimum rest period and with any additional rest period required by this Division.

  • (3) A flight crew member shall use the following periods to be adequately rested prior to reporting for flight duty:

    • (a) the minimum rest period provided under subsection (2);

    • (b) any additional rest period required by this Division; and

    • (c) any period with no assigned duties provided under section 604.104.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18
  • SOR/2018-269, s. 18
Split Flight Duty Period
[SOR/2018-269, s. 18]

 Flight duty period may be extended by one half of the length of the rest period, to a maximum of four hours, if

  • (a) before a flight crew member reports for the first flight or reports as a flight crew member on standby, as the case may be, the private operator provides the flight crew member with notice of the extension of the flight duty period;

  • (b) the private operator provides the flight crew member with a rest period of at least four consecutive hours in suitable accommodation; and

  • (c) the flight crew member’s next minimum rest period is increased by an amount of time at least equal to the length of the extension of the flight duty period.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18
  • SOR/2018-269, ss. 8(F), 18
Extension of Flight Duty Period
[SOR/2018-269, s. 18]

 If a flight crew is augmented by at least one flight crew member, if there is a balanced distribution of flight deck duty time and rest periods among the flight crew members, and if the next minimum rest period is at least equal to the length of the preceding flight duty period, the flight crew’s flight duty period may be extended

  • (a) to 17 hours with a maximum flight deck duty time of 12 hours, if a flight relief facility — seat is provided; and

  • (b) to 20 hours with a maximum flight deck duty time of 14 hours, if a flight relief facility — bunk is provided.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18
  • SOR/2018-269, s. 18
Unforeseen Operational Circumstances
  •  (1) Flight duty period may be extended by up to three hours if

    • (a) the pilot-in-command, after consultation with the other flight crew members, considers it safe to do so;

    • (b) the flight duty period is extended as a result of an unforeseen operational circumstance that occurs after the beginning of the flight duty period;

    • (c) the next minimum rest period is extended by an amount of time that is at least equal to the length of the extension of the flight duty period; and

    • (d) the pilot-in-command notifies the private operator of the unforeseen operational circumstances and of the length of the extension of the flight duty period.

  • (2) The private operator shall retain a copy of the notification for five years.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18
  • SOR/2018-269, ss. 9, 18
 
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