Airport Traffic Regulations (C.R.C., c. 886)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2009-06-04. Previous Versions

PART IVControl of Aircraft on Aprons

Interpretation

 In this Part,

apron traffic control clearance

apron traffic control clearance means authorization by an apron traffic control unit for an aircraft to proceed on a controlled apron; (autorisation du contrôle de la circulation sur l’aire de trafic)

apron traffic control instruction

apron traffic control instruction means a directive issued by an apron traffic control unit for airport apron traffic and gate control purposes; (instruction du contrôle de la circulation sur l’aire de trafic)

apron traffic control unit

apron traffic control unit means staff at an airport that provides apron traffic control service at the airport and includes the staff of a mobile control vehicle; (organe du contrôle de la circulation sur l’aire de trafic)

controlled apron

controlled apron means an apron at an airport where apron traffic control service is provided; (aire de trafic contrôlée)

operator

operator, in respect of an aircraft, means the person in possession of the aircraft, whether as owner, lessee, hirer or otherwise, and in section 68 includes the person in whose name the aircraft is registered; (exploitant)

owner

owner has the same meaning as in the Air Regulations; (propriétaire)

park

park means the standing of an aircraft, whether occupied or not; (laisser en stationnement)

pilot-in-command

pilot-in-command means the pilot responsible for the operation and safety of an aircraft. (pilote commandant de bord)

General

 The operator or pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall

  • (a) maintain

    • (i) a continuous watch on the radio frequencies designated for apron communications, or

    • (ii) where a continuous radio watch is not possible, a watch for such instructions as may be issued by visual means from an apron traffic control unit;

  • (b) observe other apron traffic for the purpose of avoiding collision; and

  • (c) where an apron traffic control unit is in operation, obtain, either by radio or by visual signal, authorization for his movements from that unit.

 No person shall operate or park an aircraft on an apron negligently, recklessly or in any other manner that endangers or is likely to endanger life or property.

  •  (1) No person shall move or park an aircraft on a controlled apron except in compliance with an apron traffic control clearance or an apron traffic control instruction.

  • (2) The operator or pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall immediately, upon receipt of an apron traffic control clearance or an apron traffic control instruction, acknowledge that he has received that clearance or instruction.

 No person shall park an aircraft on a controlled apron beyond the time limit set in the last apron traffic control instruction that was received by the operator or pilot-in-command before the aircraft was parked, or that is later issued by the apron traffic control unit and delivered to the owner or operator of the aircraft or the person in whose name the aircraft is registered.

  •  (1) An airport manager may order that an aircraft parked at an airport be moved.

  • (2) The operator or pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall comply with any instructions or orders given to him by the airport manager pursuant to subsection (1).

  • (3) Where an aircraft is parked at an airport

    • (a) beyond the time limit set by an apron traffic control unit,

    • (b) in an unauthorized place, or

    • (c) in a manner that obstructs traffic

    the airport manager may, at the expense of the operator of the aircraft, cause the aircraft to be moved and if he deems it necessary for the protection of the aircraft, store it in a suitable place.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), any person who contravenes any provision of this Part is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $400.

  • (2) Where a contravention of this Part relates to the parking of an aircraft, the fine shall not exceed $50.

 
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