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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 601.01 from 2015-08-31 to 2022-09-11:

  •  (1) Controlled airspace consists of the following types of airspace:

    • (a) the Arctic Control Area, Northern Control Area and Southern Control Area;

    • (b) high level airspace;

    • (c) high level airways;

    • (d) low level airspace;

    • (e) low level airways;

    • (f) fixed RNAV routes;

    • (g) terminal control areas;

    • (h) military terminal control areas;

    • (i) control area extensions;

    • (j) transition areas;

    • (k) control zones;

    • (l) restricted airspace;

    • (m) advisory airspace;

    • (n) military operations areas; and

    • (o) danger areas.

  • (2) Uncontrolled airspace consists of the following types of airspace:

    • (a) high level airspace;

    • (b) low level airspace;

    • (c) high level air routes;

    • (d) low level air routes;

    • (e) fixed RNAV routes;

    • (f) restricted airspace;

    • (g) advisory airspace;

    • (h) military operations areas; and

    • (i) danger areas.

  • (3) The horizontal and vertical limits of any type of airspace referred to in subsection (1) or (2) are

    • (a) in the case of a high level air route, a low level air route and an uncontrolled fixed RNAV route, those specified on an aeronautical chart; or

    • (b) in any other case, those specified in the Designated Airspace Handbook.

  • (4) The geographical location and the horizontal and vertical limits of the following items are those specified in the Designated Airspace Handbook:

    • (a) Canadian Domestic Airspace;

    • (b) Canadian minimum navigation performance specifications (CMNPS) airspace;

    • (c) the CMNPS transition area;

    • (d) reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace;

    • (e) required navigation performance capability (RNPC) airspace;

    • (f) transponder airspace;

    • (g) the air defence identification zone (ADIZ);

    • (h) flight information regions (FIR);

    • (j) standard pressure regions;

    • (i) altimeter setting regions;

    • (k) mountainous regions; and

    • (l) any other areas, zones, regions and points.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 5
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 26
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