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URGENT ACTION, April 15th Deadline!

Transport Canada has just sent a New Strict Proposed Regulation for all aerodromes.. A consultation requirement with 27 x ‘’onerous’’ Public Notification steps estimated by TC to cost, new or existing aerodrome owner up to $60,000.

The most devastating requirements are:


  • The installation/aerodrome must adhere to local building and fire codes, no longer according to the National Building Code of Canada.
  • Information on the environmental status of the project, including any requirements under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. 

Public consultation will be Required

1.         The public consultation process will apply to:

a.         A new aerodrome development

i.              Within a built-up area of a city or town;

ii.             In non-built up areas if

   1.            It is within 4000m of a built-up area of a city or town;

   2.            It is in or within 4000m of a protected area; or

   3.            It is within 30 nautical miles of a registered or certified aerodrome.

b.         An existing aerodrome development if

i.              modifications result in changes to existing level(s) of service or operation; or

ii.             modifications result or could reasonably result in change(s) to existing usage.

Pre-Consultation

2.         Proponents must notify NAV CANADA and Transport Canada of their aerodrome proposal regardless of the requirement to conduct a public consultation.

UNTIL APRIL 15th 2015, COMMENTS ON THIS NOTICE MAY BE ADDRESSED, IN WRITING, TO:

CARAC Notice #2013-014 contact info: carrac@tc.gc.ca also please copy COPA’s National office by cc’ing pgilligan@copanational.org who is the coordinator for COPA’s response.

Note: after this date, comments will no longer be considered in further revisions to the regulations and standards. 

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