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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 705.27 from 2006-03-22 to 2020-07-07:

  •  (1) Where a Department of Transport air carrier inspector presents an official identity card to the pilot-in-command of an aircraft, the pilot-in-command shall give the inspector free and uninterrupted access to the flight deck of the aircraft.

  • (2) An air operator and the pilot-in-command shall make available for the use of the air carrier inspector the observer seat most suitable to perform the inspector’s duties, as determined by the inspector.

  • (3) No person shall be admitted to the flight deck of an aeroplane other than

    • (a) a flight crew member;

    • (b) a crew member performing their duties;

    • (c) an inspector referred to in subsection (1);

    • (d) in accordance with the procedures specified in the company operations manual,

      • (i) an employee of the air operator who is not a crew member performing their duties, and

      • (ii) a pilot, flight engineer or flight attendant employed by a wholly owned subsidiary or a code share partner of the air operator; and

    • (e) a person who has expertise related to the aeroplane, its equipment or its crew members and who is required to be in the flight deck to provide a service to the air operator.

  • (4) The air operator shall verify

    • (a) in the case of a person referred to in paragraph (3)(d) or (e), the identity of the person by means of a personal photo identification issued by the air operator, its wholly owned subsidiary, its code share partner or a foreign government or a restricted area pass as defined in the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations; and

    • (b) in the case of a person referred to in paragraph (3)(d), the fact that

      • (i) the person is currently employed by the air operator, or by a wholly owned subsidiary or code share partner of the air operator, and

      • (ii) no seat is available for the person in the passenger compartment.

  • (5) No person referred to in paragraph (3)(d), except an employee of the air operator who is undergoing the aircraft cockpit familiarization required for the performance of their duties, shall be admitted to the flight deck if a seat is available in the passenger compartment.

  • SOR/99-158, s. 10
  • SOR/2002-135, s. 1
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