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Air Transportation Regulations

Version of section 7 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-06-30:

  •  (1) No air carrier shall operate a domestic service or an international service unless, for every accident or incident related to the operation of that service, it has

    • (a) liability insurance covering risks of injury to or death of passengers in an amount that is not less than the amount determined by multiplying $300,000 by the number of passenger seats on board the aircraft engaged in the service; and

    • (b) insurance covering risks of public liability in an amount that is not less than

      • (i) $1,000,000, where the MCTOW of the aircraft engaged in the service is not greater than 7,500 pounds,

      • (ii) $2,000,000, where the MCTOW of the aircraft engaged in the service is greater than 7,500 pounds but not greater than 18,000 pounds, and

      • (iii) where the MCTOW of the aircraft engaged in the service is greater than 18,000 pounds, $2,000,000 plus an amount determined by multiplying $150 by the number of pounds by which the MCTOW of the aircraft exceeds 18,000 pounds.

  • (2) The insurance coverage required by paragraph (1)(a) need not extend to any passenger who is an employee of an air carrier if workers’ compensation legislation governing a claim for damages against that air carrier by the employee is applicable.

  • (3) No air carrier shall take out liability insurance to comply with subsection (1) that contains an exclusion or waiver provision reducing insurance coverage for any accident or incident below the applicable minima determined pursuant to that subsection, unless that provision

    • (a) consists of standard exclusion clauses adopted by the international aviation insurance industry dealing with

      • (i) war, hijacking and other perils,

      • (ii) noise and pollution and other perils, or

      • (iii) aviation radioactive contamination;

    • (b) is in respect of chemical drift;

    • (c) is to the effect that the insurance does not apply to liability assumed by the air carrier under any contract or agreement unless such liability would have attached to the air carrier even in the absence of such contract or agreement; or

    • (d) is to the effect that the entire policy shall be void if the air carrier has concealed or misrepresented any material fact or circumstance concerning the insurance or the subject thereof or if there has been any fraud, attempted fraud or false statement by the air carrier touching any matter relating to the insurance or the subject thereof, whether before or after a loss.

  • (4) An air carrier may have a comprehensive single limit liability coverage where liability risks are covered by a single policy or a combination of primary and excess policies, but no single limit liability coverage of that air carrier shall be for an amount that is less than the applicable combined insurance minima determined pursuant to paragraphs (1)(a) and (b).

  • SOR/96-335, s. 3
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