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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 305.37 from 2015-08-31 to 2019-06-13:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), the operator of a heliport shall ensure that obstacles, other than aircraft, on the movement, manoeuvring and safety areas of the heliport are marked and lighted as follows:

    • (a) vehicles and other mobile obstacles on the movement area shall be marked so as to be visible to pilots during aircraft operations;

    • (b) where the heliport is used at night or in conditions of low visibility, vehicles and other mobile obstacles on the manoeuvring area shall be lighted;

    • (c) elevated aeronautical ground lights on the movement area shall be marked so as to be conspicuous by day; and

    • (d) in accordance with the applicable heliport standard, a fixed obstacles located on the safety area shall be

      • (i) marked, and

      • (ii) where the heliport is certified to be available for use at night, lighted.

  • (2) The operator of a heliport shall mark and, if the heliport is certified to be available for use at night, light fixed obstacles located within the area identified in the applicable heliport standard, except where the obstacle is

    • (a) shielded by another fixed obstacle that is marked in accordance with Standard 621;

    • (b) conspicuous by reason of its shape, dimensions or colour;

    • (c) identified in an aeronautical evaluation as being sufficiently lit by ambient light at night; or

    • (d) not more than 150 m above the adjacent ground and lighted in accordance with Standard 621.

  • (3) The operator of a heliport where a fixed obstacle that is more than 150 m above the surrounding ground is located within the area identified in the applicable heliport standard shall

    • (a) light the obstacle by high-intensity obstacle lights by day in accordance with Standard 621; or

    • (b) mark the obstacle in accordance with the applicable heliport standard.

  • (4) The operator of a heliport shall mark an elevated obstacle on the helicopter ground taxiway strips and, where the heliport is certified to be available for use at night, light the obstacle.

  • (5) The operator of a heliport shall mark and, if applicable, light an obstacle referred to in subsection (2) unless an aeronautical evaluation determines that

    • (a) the obstacle is conspicuous by reason of its shape, dimensions or colour; or

    • (b) retro-reflective tape or markers are sufficiently conspicuous to be used instead of lights.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 8
  • SOR/2011-285, s. 7
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 17
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