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Lecture 5

Air Law in Canada – Lecture 5.docx

Management and Organizational Studies
Course Code
MOS 1022F/G
Suzanne Kearns

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Air Law in Canada Lecture 5
International Aviation
Aviation requires international cooperation
Standardizing air law is a difficult task
Chicago Convention
Regulation established in 1944
52 states met in Chicago in November 1944
Created the ‘Convention of International Civil Aviation’
Came into effect in 1947
Contains 96 articles describing privileges and restrictions of States
and International Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs)
195 counties in the world yet only 190 are part of the convention
4 Parts
o Air Navigation
o International Air Transport
o Final Provisions
o Annexes are added
Formed in 1945 as a result of Chicago Conventions
Made up of a sovereign body called the Assembly and governing
body called the Counsel
o Assembly includes all countries who have signed onto the
Convention, meet every 3 years
o Council is a permanent body responsible to the Assembly
Composed of 36 states, lead by president
Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) & Transport Canada
ICAO sets international standards
Transport Canada and ultimately the Minister of Transport,
TC has over 4,700 employees (1500 for aviation) across 5 regions
o Pacific, Prairie and Northern, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic
o 5 Activities of TC
Qualification of aeronautical products, individuals and
Oversight of the aviations system
Education, promotions and evaluation
Leadership and management
Safety policy, rulemaking and agreements
TX develop regulations for the aviation industry
o Airports
o Aircraft
o Airlines and Aviations Operations
o Safety
o Security
o Emergencies and incident Reporting
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