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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-06 and last amended on 2019-06-01. Previous Versions

Part IX — Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (continued)

Division I — General Provisions (continued)

Application (continued)

[900.03 to 900.05 reserved]

Division II — General Prohibition

Reckless or Negligent Operation

 No person shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system in such a reckless or negligent manner as to endanger or be likely to endanger aviation safety or the safety of any person.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23

Subpart 1 — Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Division I — General Provision

Application

 This Subpart applies in respect of the operation of remotely piloted aircraft systems that include small remotely piloted aircraft.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23

Division II — Registration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Registration

 No person shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system unless the remotely piloted aircraft is registered in accordance with this Division.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23
Registration Number

 No pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system unless the registration number issued in accordance with section 901.05 is clearly visible on the remotely piloted aircraft.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23
Qualifications To Be Registered Owner of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person is qualified to be the registered owner of a remotely piloted aircraft if they are

    • (a) a citizen of Canada;

    • (b) a permanent resident of Canada;

    • (c) a corporation incorporated under the territorial, provincial or federal laws of Canada; or

    • (d) a municipal, provincial or federal entity.

  • (2) No individual is qualified to be the registered owner of a remotely piloted aircraft unless that individual is at least 14 years of age.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23
Registration Requirements
  •  (1) The Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in accordance with subsection (2), register a remotely piloted aircraft if the applicant is qualified to be the registered owner of the aircraft.

  • (2) The application shall include the following information:

    • (a) if the applicant is an individual,

      • (i) the applicant’s name and address,

      • (ii) the applicant’s date of birth, and

      • (iii) an indication as to whether the applicant is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

    • (b) if the applicant is incorporated,

      • (i) the entity’s legal name and address, and

      • (ii) the name and title of the person making the application;

    • (c) if the applicant is Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province,

      • (i) the name of the government body, and

      • (ii) the name and title of the person making the application;

    • (d) an indication as to whether the aircraft was purchased or built by the applicant;

    • (e) the date of purchase of the aircraft by the applicant, if applicable;

    • (f) the manufacturer and model of the aircraft, if applicable;

    • (g) the serial number of the aircraft, if applicable;

    • (h) the category of aircraft, such as a fixed-wing aircraft, rotary-wing aircraft, hybrid aircraft or lighter-than-air aircraft;

    • (i) the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft; and

    • (j) any Canadian registration number previously issued in respect of the aircraft.

  • (3) When the Minister registers a remotely piloted aircraft, the Minister shall issue to the registered owner of the aircraft a certificate of registration that includes

    • (a) a registration number;

    • (b) the serial number of the aircraft, if applicable; and

    • (c) if the manufacturer has made a declaration in accordance with section 901.76 in respect of the model of remotely piloted aircraft system of which the aircraft is an element, the operations referred to in subsection 901.69(1) for which the declaration was made.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23
Register of Remotely Piloted Aircraft

 The Minister shall establish and maintain a register of remotely piloted aircraft, in which there shall be entered, in respect of each aircraft for which a certificate of registration has been issued under section 901.05,

  • (a) the name and address of the registered owner;

  • (b) the registration number referred to in paragraph 901.05(3)(a); and

  • (c) such other particulars concerning the aircraft as the Minister determines necessary for registration of the remotely piloted aircraft.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23
Cancellation of Certificate of Registration
  •  (1) Every registered owner of a remotely piloted aircraft shall, within seven days after becoming aware that any of the following events has occurred, notify the Minister in writing that

    • (a) the aircraft is destroyed;

    • (b) the aircraft is permanently withdrawn from use;

    • (c) the aircraft is missing and the search for the aircraft is terminated;

    • (d) the aircraft has been missing for 60 days or more; or

    • (e) the registered owner has transferred legal custody and control of the aircraft.

  • (2) When an event referred to in subsection (1) has occurred, the certificate of registration in respect of the remotely piloted aircraft is cancelled.

  • (3) The certificate of registration of a remotely piloted aircraft is cancelled when

    • (a) a registered owner of the aircraft dies;

    • (b) an entity that is a registered owner of the aircraft is wound up, dissolved or amalgamated with another entity; or

    • (c) a registered owner ceases to be qualified to be a registered owner under section 901.04.

  • (4) For the purposes of this Division, an owner has legal custody and control of a remotely piloted aircraft when the owner has complete responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the remotely piloted aircraft system of which the aircraft is an element.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23
Change of Name or Address

 The registered owner of a remotely piloted aircraft shall notify the Minister in writing of any change in the name or address of the registered owner by not later than seven days after the change.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23
Access to Certificate of Registration

 No pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system unless the certificate of registration issued in respect of the remotely piloted aircraft is easily accessible to the pilot for the duration of the operation.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23

[901.10 reserved]

Division III — General Operating and Flight Rules

Visual Line-of-sight
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system unless the pilot or a visual observer has the aircraft in visual line-of-sight at all times during flight.

  • (2) A pilot may operate a remotely piloted aircraft system without the pilot or a visual observer having the aircraft in visual line-of-sight if the operation is conducted in accordance with a special flight operations certificate — RPAS issued under section 903.03.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23
Prohibition — Emergency Security Perimeter
  •  (1) No pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft over or within the security perimeter established by a public authority in response to an emergency.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the operation of a remotely piloted aircraft for the purpose of an operation to save human life, a police operation, a fire-fighting operation or other operation that is conducted in the service of a public authority.

  • SOR/2019-11, s. 23
 
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