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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2020-06-17 and last amended on 2020-06-10. 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]
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.

  • SOR/2019-118, s. 3
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.

  • SOR/2019-118, s. 3
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.

  • SOR/2019-118, s. 3
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.

  • SOR/2019-118, s. 3

[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
Quality Assurance Program
  •  (1) The quality assurance program required under paragraph 107.03(g) in respect of an applicant for, or a holder of, an airport certificate shall include a process for quality assurance that includes periodic reviews or audits of the activities authorized under a certificate and reviews or audits, for cause, of those activities.

  • (2) The holder of an airport certificate shall ensure that records relating to the findings resulting from the quality assurance program are distributed to the appropriate manager for corrective action and follow-up.

  • (3) The holder of an airport certificate shall establish an audit system in respect of the quality assurance program that consists of the following:

    • (a) an initial audit conducted within 12 months after

      • (i) in the case of an airport specified in subsection 302.500(1), the later of January 1, 2008 and the day on which the airport certificate is issued, and

      • (ii) in the case of any other airport, the later of January 1, 2009 and the day on which the airport certificate is issued;

    • (b) an audit of the entire quality assurance program carried out every three years, calculated from the initial audit, in one of the following ways:

      • (i) a complete audit, or

      • (ii) a series of audits conducted at intervals set out in the airport operations manual;

    • (c) checklists of all activities controlled by the airport operations manual;

    • (d) a record of each occurrence of compliance or non-compliance with the airport operations manual found during an audit referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

    • (e) procedures for ensuring that each finding of an audit is communicated to the accountable executive;

    • (f) follow-up procedures for ensuring that corrective actions are effective; and

    • (g) a system for recording the findings of an audit referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), corrective actions and follow-ups.

  • (4) The records resulting from a system required under paragraph (3)(g) shall be retained for the greater of

    • (a) two audit cycles, and

    • (b) two years.

  • (5) The duties related to the quality assurance program that involve specific tasks or activities among the activities of an airport shall be fulfilled by persons who are not responsible for carrying out those tasks or activities unless

    • (a) the size, nature and complexity of the operations and activities authorized under the airport certificate justify the fulfilling of those duties by the person responsible for carrying out those tasks or activities;

    • (b) the holder of the airport certificate demonstrates to the Minister, by means of a risk analysis, that the fulfilling of those duties by the person responsible for carrying out those tasks or activities will not result in an unacceptable risk to aviation safety; and

    • (c) the holder of the airport certificate provides the Minister, in writing, with the information required under paragraphs (a) and (b).

  • SOR/2007-290, s. 10
  • SOR/2019-295, s. 7
 
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