Canadian Aviation Regulations
705.45 (1) Subject to subsection (2), after May 1, 2002, the pilot-in-command of an aeroplane that is equipped with a flight deck door shall ensure that at all times from the moment the passenger entry doors are closed in preparation for departure until they are opened on arrival,
(a) in the case of an aeroplane referred to in subsection 705.80(1), the flight deck door is closed and locked using the locking device required by subsection 705.80(2); and
(b) in the case of any other aeroplane,
(i) the flight deck door is closed, and
(ii) if the door is equipped with a locking device, it is locked.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if a Department of Transport air carrier inspector, a crew member or a person authorized under subsection 705.27(4) to access the flight deck is required to enter or leave the flight deck
(a) for the performance of their duties;
(b) for physiological needs; or
(c) for an overriding concern related to the safety of the flight.
(3) In all cases, persons entering or leaving the flight deck must comply with the procedures for opening, closing and locking flight deck doors set out in the company operations manual.
- SOR/2002-135, s. 2
- SOR/2003-121, s. 3
- SOR/2020-151, s. 20
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