Division III — Operator of a Heliport
Obligations of an Operator
305.17 (1) The operator of a heliport shall comply with the requirements
(a) with respect to the heliport as a whole, the following heliport standards as identified in their heliport operations manual:
(i) unless the operator has voluntarily adopted the standard referred to in subparagraph (ii), for heliports in respect of which a heliport certificate was issued before the coming into force of these Regulations, the Heliport and Helideck Standards and Recommended Practices, TP 2586E, and
(ii) for any other heliport, standard 325 — Heliport Standards, as they read on the day on which the heliport certificate was issued;
(b) with respect to any procedure pertaining to the administration, heliport traffic management, safety and security, emergency response and heliport maintenance, standard 325 — Heliport Standards; and
(c) with respect to any replacement or improvement to the heliport since the day on which the heliport certificate was issued, the following heliport standards:
(i) for parts or facilities of the heliport that returned to service before the coming into force of these Regulations, the most recent applicable heliport standard for the heliport as identified in their heliport operations manual, and
(ii) for parts or facilities of the heliport returned to service on or after the day of coming into force of these Regulations, standard 325 — Heliport Standards, as they read on the day on which the part or facility was returned to service.
(2) The operator of a heliport shall
(a) review each aeronautical information publication as soon as possible after its issuance and immediately after the review notify the Minister and the provider of aeronautical information services of any inaccurate information contained in the publication that pertains to the heliport that they operate;
(b) notify the provider of an aeronautical information publication before any planned change to the heliport, the heliport facilities or the level of service at the heliport that would affect the accuracy of information contained in the publication;
(c) ensure that the notification is in accordance with the processes and procedures established by the provider of the aeronautical information services to meet the standards referred to in Part VIII;
(d) notify the provider of aeronautical information services of all changes to operational information published in the aeronautical information publications; and
(e) notify the Minister in writing of any change in heliport operations within 14 days after the day of the change and take the following measures, as applicable:
(i) if a hazardous condition has been identified, issue a NOTAM identifying the hazard, and
(ii) if a change in heliport operations constitutes a change to the provisions identified in the heliport certificate, ensure that the change has been approved by the Minister.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), the operator of a heliport shall give to the Minister, and cause to be received at the appropriate air traffic control unit or flight service station, immediate notice of any of the following circumstances of which the operator has knowledge:
(a) any projection by an object through an obstacle limitation surface relating to the heliport;
(b) the existence of any obstruction or hazardous condition affecting aviation safety at or in the vicinity of the heliport;
(c) any reduction in the level of services at the heliport that are set out in an aeronautical information publication as being provided at the heliport;
(d) the closure of any part of the manoeuvring area of the heliport; and
(e) any other conditions that could be hazardous to aviation safety at the heliport and against which precautions are warranted.
(4) Where it is not feasible for the operator of a heliport to cause notice of a circumstance referred to in subsection (3) to be received at the appropriate air traffic control unit or flight service station, the operator of the heliport shall give immediate notice directly to the pilots who may be affected by that circumstance.
(5) Prior to the use of a heliport for helicopter operations, the operator of the heliport shall remove from the surface of the heliport or the surrounding ground over which they have control, any vehicle or other obstruction that is hazardous to aviation safety.
- SOR/2007-87, s. 8.
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