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In response to the article entitled “Transport Canada Clarifies the Application of the New Fatigue Management Regulations” in last issue of the HAC Newsletter, HAC received a few calls from members looking for a reference in support of the proposition that people being moved to, or from an Aerial Work site would still be a CAR 702 operation, for the purposes of the new Fatigue Management regulations. Please see the reference, below:

In regard to carriage of persons for Aerial Work operations, Transport Canada has not developed any specific guidance material but the Regulation and associated Standard (702.16/ 722.16) make it clear that a person(s) being carried to an aerial work site and performs an essential function in connection with the aerial work operation and is necessary to accomplish the aerial work operation, would still fall under 702. 

722.16 Carriage of Persons

The standards for authorization to carry persons other than flight crew members and persons essential during flight are:

(b) the person is a fire fighter or fire control officer being carried within a forest fire area;

(c) the person is being carried to an aerial work site, performs an essential function in connection with the aerial work operation and is necessary to accomplish the aerial work operation;

When a person(s) is being transported from one location to another and is not  being carried to an aerial work site, then the operation does not  fall under 702, but falls under 703/704 dependent on the aircraft type.