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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2021-06-28 and last amended on 2021-06-06. Previous Versions

Part III — Aerodromes, Airports and Heliports (continued)

[
  • SOR/2007-87, s. 4
]

Subpart 2 — Airports (continued)

[
  • SOR/2007-87, s. 6
]

Division IV — Airport Winter Maintenance (continued)

[
  • SOR/2007-290, s. 10
]
Snow Accumulation Adjacent to Runways or Taxiways

 The operator of an airport shall prevent snow that has accumulated adjacent to runways or taxiways from interfering with the operation of aeroplanes by clearing and banking the snow in a manner that meets or exceeds the specifications set out in section 322.414 of the Airport Standards — Airport Winter Maintenance.

Ice Control Chemicals and Sand
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall, on movement areas, use only

    • (a) the ice control chemicals specified in subsection 322.415(1) of the Airport Standards — Airport Winter Maintenance; and

    • (b) sand that meets the requirements specified in subsection 322.415(2) of the Airport Standards — Airport Winter Maintenance.

  • (2) The operator of the airport shall remove sand from movement areas, with the exception of gravel runways, as soon as

    • (a) the sand is no longer required to provide more friction for aircraft and service vehicles; and

    • (b) there are no higher operational priorities.

Friction Measurement
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall

    • (a) carry out the measurements for the purposes of determining CRFIs in accordance with section 322.416 of the Airport Standards — Airport Winter Maintenance;

    • (b) provide the CRFIs to the ground station in accordance with subsection 322.411(2) of those standards; and

    • (c) maintain the accuracy of the equipment referred to in section 322.416 of those standards in accordance with that section.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if

    • (a) the airport does not receive any aeroplanes operated in an air transport service under Subpart 5 of Part VII; or

    • (b) the airport runways are gravel and the airport does not receive turbo-jet-powered aeroplanes operated in an air transport service under Subpart 5 of Part VII.

Movement Area Inspections and Reports
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall

    • (a) inspect movement areas and prepare AMSCRs in accordance with section 322.417 of the Airport Standards — Airport Winter Maintenance;

    • (b) include a CRFI in each AMSCR if section 302.416 applies to the operator;

    • (c) forward AMSCRs to the air navigation services provider in a manner that will permit its prompt dissemination to aircraft operators;

    • (d) provide the aeronautical information publications provider with information about the availability of CRFIs and AMSCRs for publication in the Canada Flight Supplement; and

    • (e) include information in the airport operations manual about the availability of CRFIs and AMSCRs.

  • (2) Despite paragraph (1)(b), the operator of the airport shall not include friction readings in an AMSCR if those friction readings are obtained from a runway surface using a decelerometer and if

    • (a) the runway surface is wet but there is no contaminant;

    • (b) on the runway surface there is a layer of slush but no other contaminant;

    • (c) on the runway surface there is wet snow that, when stepped on or driven on, splatters, turns to slush or results in the presence of visible water; or

    • (d) on the runway surface there is dry snow or wet snow that exceeds 2.5 cm (one inch) in depth.

Training
  •  (1) The operator of an airport shall not assign duties in respect of its airport winter maintenance plan to a person unless that person has received training from the operator on those duties and on the matters set out in section 322.418 of the Airport Standards — Airport Winter Maintenance.

  • (2) The operator of the airport shall not assign supervisory duties in respect of its airport winter maintenance plan to a person unless that person has received training on those duties and on the content of the plan.

  • (3) Each year, before the start of winter maintenance operations, the operator of the airport shall provide persons who will be assigned duties in respect of its airport winter maintenance plan with training on any amendments that have been made to the plan since the previous winter.

  • (4) Training provided under this section shall be competency-based with an emphasis on performance, and shall include written or practical examinations.

Training Records

 The operator of an airport shall keep a training record for each person who receives any training under section 302.418, and shall keep the record for five years after the day on which the latest training was received.

[302.420 to 302.499 reserved]

Division V — Safety Management System

Application
  •  (1) This Division applies to an applicant for, or a holder of, an airport certificate issued under section 302.03 in respect of the following airports:

    • (a) Calgary International;

    • (b) Edmonton International;

    • (c) Gander International;

    • (d) Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International;

    • (e) Montréal — Pierre Elliott Trudeau International;

    • (f) Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International;

    • (g) St. John’s International;

    • (h) Toronto / Lester B. Pearson International;

    • (i) Vancouver International; and

    • (j) Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International.

  • (2) On and after January 1, 2009, this Division applies to an applicant for, or a holder of, an airport certificate issued under section 302.03.

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 10
Requirements

 The safety management system required under section 107.02 in respect of an applicant for, or a holder of, an airport certificate shall

  • (a) meet the requirements of Subpart 7 of Part I and section 302.502; and

  • (b) be under the control of the accountable executive appointed under paragraph 106.02(1)(a).

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 10
Components of the Safety Management System

 The safety management system shall include, among others, the following components:

  • (a) a safety management plan that includes

    • (i) a safety policy that the accountable executive has approved and communicated to all employees,

    • (ii) the roles and responsibilities of personnel assigned duties under the safety management system,

    • (iii) performance goals and a means of measuring attainment of those goals,

    • (iv) a policy for the internal reporting of hazards, incidents and accidents, including the conditions under which immunity from disciplinary action will be granted, and

    • (v) a process for reviewing the safety management system to determine its effectiveness;

  • (b) procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and accidents to the appropriate manager;

  • (c) procedures for the collection of data relating to hazards, incidents and accidents;

  • (d) procedures for the exchange of information in respect of hazards, incidents and accidents among the operators of aircraft and the provider of air traffic services at the airport and the airport operator;

  • (e) procedures for analysing data obtained under paragraph (c) and during an audit conducted under a quality assurance program required under paragraph 107.03(g) and for taking corrective actions;

  • (f) training requirements for the person managing the safety management system and for personnel assigned duties under the safety management system;

  • (g) procedures for making progress reports to the accountable executive at intervals determined by the accountable executive and other reports as needed in urgent cases; and

  • (h) procedures for involving employees in the implementation and ongoing development of the safety management system.

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 10
 
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