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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 705.45 from 2020-07-08 to 2024-02-06:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), after May 1, 2002, the pilot-in-command of an aeroplane that is equipped with a flight deck door shall ensure that at all times from the moment the passenger entry doors are closed in preparation for departure until they are opened on arrival,

    • (a) in the case of an aeroplane referred to in subsection 705.80(1), the flight deck door is closed and locked using the locking device required by subsection 705.80(2); and

    • (b) in the case of any other aeroplane,

      • (i) the flight deck door is closed, and

      • (ii) if the door is equipped with a locking device, it is locked.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if a Department of Transport air carrier inspector, a crew member or a person authorized under subsection 705.27(4) to access the flight deck is required to enter or leave the flight deck

    • (a) for the performance of their duties;

    • (b) for physiological needs; or

    • (c) for an overriding concern related to the safety of the flight.

  • (3) In all cases, persons entering or leaving the flight deck must comply with the procedures for opening, closing and locking flight deck doors set out in the company operations manual.

  • SOR/2002-135, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-121, s. 3
  • SOR/2020-151, s. 20

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