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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Carrying Out a Demonstration of Emergency Evacuation Procedures

  •  (1) An air operator who carries out a demonstration of its emergency evacuation procedures for a model of aeroplane shall

    • (a) do so in the presence of the Minister;

    • (b) do so without passengers;

    • (c) do so with flight attendants who have completed the air operator’s training program for that model of aeroplane; and

    • (d) begin the demonstration using the air operator’s normal procedures, then transition to its emergency procedures.

  • (2) The demonstration is successful if the flight attendants can, within 15 seconds after the transition from the air operator’s normal procedures to its emergency procedures,

    • (a) open 50% of the floor-level emergency exits that are required by the certification basis established in respect of the model of aeroplane;

    • (b) open 50% of the non-floor-level emergency exits the opening of which is set out as an emergency evacuation duty in the air operator’s operations manual; and

    • (c) deploy 50% of the escape slides.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20

Extended Over-water Operations

 If an air operator decides to operate an aeroplane to carry passengers in extended over-water operations and the aeroplane is required to have survival equipment under section 602.63, the air operator shall carry out a demonstration of its ditching emergency evacuation procedures for the model of that aeroplane before starting the extended over-water operations.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 21

Carrying Out a Demonstration of Emergency Evacuation Procedures — Ditching

  •  (1) An air operator who carries out a demonstration of its ditching emergency evacuation procedures for a model of aeroplane shall

    • (a) do so in the presence of the Minister;

    • (b) use an aeroplane of that model, a life-sized mock-up of that model of aeroplane or a floating device;

    • (c) assume that the ditching occurs during daylight hours and that all required crew members are available;

    • (d) ensure that passengers are on board and participate in the demonstration if the air operator’s operations manual requires passengers to assist in the launching of life rafts;

    • (e) ensure that, after the ditching signal has been received, each evacuee dons a life preserver;

    • (f) ensure that each life raft is removed from its stowage compartment;

    • (g) ensure that, as applicable, one life raft or one slide raft is inflated; and

    • (h) ensure that each evacuee boards the life raft or slide raft and that a crew member assigned to the life raft or slide raft indicates the location of the required survival equipment and describes the use of that equipment.

  • (2) A life-sized mock-up of a model of aeroplane or floating device must

    • (a) be representative of the passenger cabin of the model of aeroplane;

    • (b) contain seats for all of the evacuees participating in the demonstration;

    • (c) be equipped with the same survival equipment that is installed on the model of aeroplane, including a life preserver for each evacuee participating in the demonstration;

    • (d) have emergency exits and doors that simulate those on the model of aeroplane; and

    • (e) have enough wing area installed outside the window emergency exits to simulate the portions of the wings of the model of aeroplane that would be used in a ditching situation.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 21

[705.208 to 705.219 reserved]

In-charge Flight Attendant

  •  (1) An air operator who operates an aeroplane with more than one flight attendant shall designate an in-charge flight attendant for each flight and keep a record of that designation for at least 90 days after the day on which the flight is completed.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), an air operator shall not allow an individual to act as an in-charge flight attendant and no individual shall act as an in-charge flight attendant unless the individual has successfully completed in-charge training as part of the air operator’s training program.

  • (3) An air operator shall set out procedures in its company operations manual for the selection of an acting in-charge flight attendant if the designated in-charge flight attendant becomes incapacitated after take-off.

  • (4) In the case of a flight with scheduled stops, an air operator shall replace an acting in-charge flight attendant with a new designated in-charge flight attendant at the first scheduled stop where the replacement can be made.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20

Incapacitated Flight Attendant

  •  (1) An air operator who has selected, in respect of a model of aeroplane, the ratio set out in paragraph 705.201(2)(a) and who has assigned two or more flight attendants to a flight using an aeroplane of that model may operate the aeroplane for that flight without one of the flight attendants if

    • (a) one of the flight attendants is incapacitated;

    • (b) no other flight attendant who is qualified for the model of aeroplane is available at the point of departure;

    • (c) the pilot-in-command authorizes an employee of the air operator to occupy a flight attendant station until the aeroplane reaches the nearest airport at which the employee can be replaced by a flight attendant who is qualified for the model of aeroplane;

    • (d) before the movement of the aeroplane on the surface, the employee is briefed under the supervision of the pilot-in-command on the operation of the emergency exits and on emergency procedures, including those related to the flight attendant station to be occupied by the employee; and

    • (e) the pilot-in-command is of the opinion that the employee understood the briefing.

  • (2) The air operator shall keep a record of the replacement for at least two years after the day on which the flight is completed.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20

Embarking and Disembarking of Passengers

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an air operator who operates an aeroplane to carry passengers shall ensure that all flight attendants assigned to a flight using that aeroplane are on board during passenger embarkation and disembarkation.

  • (2) In the case of a flight to which more than one flight attendant is assigned, the air operator may reduce the number of flight attendants by one during passenger embarkation if

    • (a) the flight attendant who leaves the aeroplane remains within the immediate vicinity of the door through which passengers are embarking and carries out safety-related duties for the flight;

    • (b) the engines used for the propulsion of the aeroplane are not running; and

    • (c) at least one floor-level exit remains open to provide for passenger egress.

  • (3) In the case of a flight to which more than one flight attendant is assigned, the air operator may reduce the number of flight attendants during passenger disembarkation if

    • (a) the engines used for the propulsion of the aeroplane are not running;

    • (b) at least one floor-level exit remains open to provide for passenger egress; and

    • (c) half of the required number of flight attendants — rounded down to the next lower number in the case of fractions, but never less than one — remain on board.

  • (4) Paragraphs (2)(b) and (3)(a) do not apply in respect of an engine on a propeller-driven aeroplane if

    • (a) the engine has a propeller brake;

    • (b) the propeller brake is set; and

    • (c) the aeroplane flight manual indicates that the engine may be used as an auxiliary power unit.

  • (5) The air operator shall ensure that, during passenger embarkation and disembarkation,

    • (a) if only one flight attendant is on board, he or she remains in the vicinity of the door through which passengers are embarking or disembarking; and

    • (b) if more than one flight attendant is on board, they are evenly distributed in the passenger cabin and are in the vicinity of the floor-level exits.

  • SOR/2015-127, s. 20
 
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