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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 705.16 from 2006-03-22 to 2015-08-01:

  •  (1) Sections 705.40, 705.43, 705.75, 705.77 to 705.79, 705.104 and 705.139 do not apply where nine or fewer persons are on board an aircraft and each person is

    • (a) an employee of the air operator;

    • (b) a person whose presence on board the aircraft is necessary for

      • (i) the safety of the flight,

      • (ii) the safe handling of animals,

      • (iii) the safe handling of dangerous goods,

      • (iv) the security of valuable or confidential cargo,

      • (v) the preservation of fragile or perishable cargo, or

      • (vi) the handling of cargo;

    • (c) a person described in paragraph (b) who is travelling to or from an assignment;

    • (d) an owner or shipper of animals; or

    • (e) a dependant of an employee of the air operator.

  • (2) Any person referred to in subsection (1) may be carried on board an aircraft for which the type certificate does not authorize the transport of passengers.

  • (3) No air operator shall operate an aircraft with a person referred to in subsection (1) on board unless

    • (a) the air operator has established procedures for the transport of that person;

    • (b) the person has unobstructed access from the person’s seat to the flight deck, to an exit or to an emergency exit;

    • (c) the person is provided with a means of two-way communication with the flight crew members;

    • (d) the pilot-in-command has a means of notifying the person when safety belts must be fastened; and

    • (e) the air operator ensures that, before every take-off, the person is given a briefing by a crew member in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.

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