Canadian Aviation Regulations
303.04 (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 hours are published in the Canada Flight Supplement and in a NOTAM, where 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
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