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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 303.04 from 2006-06-30 to 2020-10-05:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the operator of a designated airport shall

    • (a) at the beginning of each month and after consultation with the air operators that use the airport, establish the hours of operation of an aircraft fire-fighting service for the month and ensure that those hours coincide with at least 90 per cent of the movements during that month by commercial passenger-carrying aircraft at the airport of which the operator receives notice at least 30 days in advance; and

    • (b) ensure that the critical category for fire fighting and the hours of operation of an aircraft fire fighting service are published in the Canada Flight Supplement and in a NOTAM, if the NOTAM is published earlier.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (5), the operator of a designated airport shall provide an aircraft fire-fighting service for the operation at the airport of aeroplanes in respect of which a type certificate has been issued authorizing the transport of 20 or more passengers if the aeroplanes are operated under

    • (a) Part VI, Subpart 4; or

    • (b) Part VII, Subpart 1 or 5.

  • (3) The operator of a designated airport shall provide an aircraft fire-fighting service until an aircraft referred to in subsection (2) has taken off or landed or the flight has been cancelled.

  • (4) The operator of a participating airport or aerodrome shall establish the hours during which an aircraft fire-fighting service is to be operated and shall ensure that the hours are published in the Canada Flight Supplement and in a NOTAM, if the NOTAM is published earlier.

  • (5) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of

    • (a) a cargo flight without passengers;

    • (b) a ferry flight;

    • (c) a positioning flight;

    • (d) a training flight if no fare-paying passengers are on board;

    • (e) the arrival of an aeroplane when the airport is being used for a diversion or as an alternate aerodrome; or

    • (f) the subsequent departure of an aeroplane referred to in paragraph (e), if it is conducted in accordance with paragraph 602.96(7)(f).

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2
  • SOR/98-442, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-58, s. 4
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 5
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