Canadian Aviation Regulations
705.16 (1) Sections 705.40, 705.43, 705.75, 705.77 to 705.79, 705.139 and 705.201 do not apply if nine or fewer persons are on board an aircraft and each person is
(a) an employee of the air operator;
(b) a person whose presence on board the aircraft is necessary for
(i) the safety of the flight,
(ii) the safe handling of animals,
(iii) the safe handling of dangerous goods,
(iv) the security of valuable or confidential cargo,
(v) the preservation of fragile or perishable cargo, or
(vi) the handling of cargo;
(c) a person described in paragraph (b) who is travelling to or from an assignment;
(d) an owner or shipper of animals; or
(e) a dependant of an employee of the air operator.
(2) Any person referred to in subsection (1) may be carried on board an aircraft for which the type certificate does not authorize the transport of passengers.
(3) No air operator shall operate an aircraft with a person referred to in subsection (1) on board unless
(a) the air operator has established procedures for the transport of that person;
(b) the person has unobstructed access from the person’s seat to the flight deck, to an exit or to an emergency exit;
(c) the person is provided with a means of two-way communication with the flight crew members;
(d) the pilot-in-command has a means of notifying the person when safety belts must be fastened; and
(e) the air operator ensures that, before every take-off, the person is given a briefing by a crew member in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards.
- SOR/2015-127, s. 15
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