Levels of Interference with a Crew Member
705.175 The levels of interference with a crew member are as follows:
(a) a level 1 incident, which is an incident of a minor nature that either requires no action of the crew member beyond heightened awareness or is effectively and quickly resolved by a crew member and which includes but is not limited to
(i) the use of unacceptable language towards a crew member,
(ii) unacceptable behaviour towards a crew member, and
(iii) a display of suspicious behaviour;
(b) a level 2 incident, which is an incident of a moderate nature that is resolved by a crew member only after some difficulty and which includes but is not limited to
(i) the repetition of a level 1 incident,
(ii) the continuation of a level 1 incident by a passenger after being warned by a crew member,
(iii) the repeated failure of a passenger to comply with a crew member’s safety instructions, and
(iv) belligerent, obscene or lewd behaviour towards a crew member;
(c) a level 3 incident, which is an incident where there are serious safety concerns for passengers or crew members and which includes but is not limited to
(i) threatening a person on board or about to board the aircraft or making threats in an attempt to board the aircraft,
(ii) the continuation of a level 2 incident that was unresolved,
(iii) tampering with any emergency or safety equipment on board the aircraft,
(iv) deliberate damage of any part of the aircraft or any property on board the aircraft,
(v) injuring a person on board the aircraft, and
(vi) violent, argumentative, threatening, intimidating or disorderly behaviour, including harassment and assault; and
(d) a level 4 incident, which is an incident that constitutes a security threat and which includes but is not limited to
(i) an attempted or unauthorized intrusion into the flight deck,
(ii) a credible threat of death or serious bodily injury in an attempt to gain control over the aircraft,
(iii) the display or use of a weapon,
(iv) the sabotage of, or the attempt to sabotage, an aircraft that renders it incapable of flight or that is likely to endanger its safety in flight,
(v) any attempt to unlawfully seize control of the aircraft, and
(vi) an incident that is required to be reported under section 64 of the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations.
- SOR/2009-90, s. 4.
Subpart 6 — Aircraft Maintenance Requirements for Air Operators
706.01 This Subpart applies to every person who operates an aircraft in a commercial air service under this Part.
Maintenance Control System
706.02 No person shall operate an aircraft unless the aircraft is maintained in accordance with a maintenance control system that
(a) meets the requirements of this Subpart; and
(b) is described in the air operator’s maintenance control manual (MCM) required by section 706.08.
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