Policy Letter 121

Aerodrome Authorization for Part VII Operations Application and Aerodrome Operations Manual

Name of Aerodrome : ___________________________ 

Name of Air Operator : ___________________________

General Provisions

Approval of Aerodrome Authorizations are based on the aerodrome operator meeting the terms and conditions specified herein by Aerodrome Safety, and the air operator meeting the requirements specified in Part III of the air operator certificate under Specific Conditions for this aerodrome.

Page 9 of this document describes the minimum requirements necessary to authorize air operations into aerodromes that do not meet the full requirements for certification and identifies the areas where Aerodrome Safety allows less than TP312 standards. All other areas shall meet TP312. It is not intended that the minimum requirements contained in the chart place more stringent standards on the aerodrome than those contained in TP312.

The aerodrome operator shall complete an Aerodrome Physical Characteristics -Description page for each runway at the aerodrome. (as provided in page 6)

The Aerodrome Authorization does not overrule the Airworthiness Aircraft Certification Requirements.

The Aerodrome Authorization shall state the type of aeroplane(s) approved for use, by the air operator, at the aerodrome.

An Aerodrome Authorization is required by the aerodrome operator for each air operator applying to use the aerodrome.

Where application is made for an Aerodrome Authorization to allow an additional air operator, a re-evaluation of the aerodrome shall be made by Aerodrome Safety Certification of the aerodrome and full compliance with TP312 may be required prior to utilization of the aerodrome by more than one air operator.

This authorization is valid for a maximum of one year from the date of issue.

Issuance or renewal of the Aerodrome Authorization requires a review by Aerodrome Safety.

NOTE: (TP312 will be replaced by the Airport Standards for Aeroplane Facilities 322).

AERODROME PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - Minimum Requirements

  Type of operation

Aeroplane Category and Class

Characteristics

(operating limits)

Over 12,500 lbs

12,500 lbs and under

    Turbo-jet

Turboprop

Piston

Multi-engine

Single engine
Runway width  

Outer gear span + 20 m

outer gear span + 15 m

wing span

Strip width (each Non-instrument

1.5 x Wing span (extending each side of center line)

side of center line) Non-precision Instrument runway 2 x Wing span or 45 m whichever is greater (extending each side of center line)
Strip width (where TP 312 transition cannot be met) Non-instrument runways only

Code A&B: 50m on either side of centre line then vertical

Code C: 68m on either side of centre line then vertical

Code D&E: 98m on either side of centre line then vertical

    30 m prior to
Strip length

60 m prior to threshold and 60 m beyond departure end

threshold and 30 m
    beyond departure end
Approach Slopes

All approach slopes shall meet TP312 standards; or

where TP312 cannot be met, all approach surfaces shall be based on the performance with a critical engine failure, in the Aircraft Flight Manual, in order to achieve a minimum climb gradient to clear all obstacles by at least 10.7m (35 feet). Commercial and Business Aviation shall confirm the approach slopes from the flight manual and record the information in this application.

Transition Surfaces

1. Transition surfaces shall meet TP312 standards; or

2. Where transition surfaces cannot be met the strip width shall be increased as indicated in above strip widths.

Outer Surface In accordance with TP312 standards.
Taxi holding position,  
Holding bay, and road

As per TP 312 for runway length (Table 3-2)

holding position  
Width of taxiway

1.66 x Outer gear span

Taxi center line to runway or taxiway center line.

½ wing span + ½ total strip width

Taxi center line to object

½ taxiway width + ( ½ wing span - ½ outer gear span) + 1 m

Over 12,500 lbs

12,500 lbs and under

AERODROME PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - Description

  Type of operation

Aeroplane Category and Class

Characteristics

(operating limits)

   

Turbo-jet

Turboprop

Piston

Multi-engine

Single engine

Runway width      

Strip width (each Non-instrument  
side of center line)

Non-precision

Instrument runway

 
Strip width (where TP312 transition cannot be met)    
       
Strip length      
       
Approach Slope  
Transition Surfaces  
Outer Surface  
Taxi holding position,    
Holding bay, and road    
holding position    
Width of taxiway    
Taxi center line to runway or taxiway center line.    
Taxi center line to object    

The Aerodrome Operator shall complete this form to determine if the aerodrome meets the equivalent level of safety provided by the Aerodrome Physical Characteristics - Minimum Requirements chart.

The following outline is provided to assist the aerodrome operator in completing the requirements on pages 7 through 10.

PART I - ADMINISTRATION

The administration section shall include a description of the operational organization and operating procedures that contains assigned responsibilities, operational lines of succession, and delegated authorities. The format shall include where appropriate:

1. a foreword by the aerodrome operator/manager;

2. a chart of the operational organization;

3. operational procedures including:

day-to-day operation;

responsibility assignments;

reference to inter-unit agreements;

airside services available; and

4. aerodrome drawings.

PART II - AIRPORT SPECIFICATIONS

This section shall contain information regarding the specifications applicable to the aerodrome including:

1. location;

latitude;

longitude; and

nearest town;

2. physical characteristics;

3. obstacle limitations surfaces;

4. declared distances;

5. lighting;

6. markers or markings; and

7. signs.

PART III - AIRSIDE SERVICES

This section shall contain information regarding the specifications applicable to the following aerodrome airside services:

1. Emergency Response Services shall include:

(a) a description of what action shall be taken in the event of an emergency;

(b) a description of the emergency equipment available;

(c) the location of the emergency equipment; and

(d) any agreements with outside providers of an emergency response service.

2. Communications Services

(a) a description of how the aerodrome/runway conditions are made available to the air operator; and

(b) a description of onsite air to ground communications.

3. Movement Area Access and Control Procedures

- a description of the procedure for controlling access to the movement areas.

4. Aerodrome Safety Plan

- a description of how the aerodrome will inspected by the aerodrome operator to ensure that the facility is meeting the conditions agreed to.

5. Apron Management and Apron Safety

- where identified as necessary, established procedures shall be described to ensure safety and efficiency on the apron.

The aerodrome operator shall complete Parts I through III.

PART I - ADMINISTRATION

The following is a description of the operational organization and operating procedures that contains assigned responsibilities, operational lines of succession, and delegated authorities.

1. FOREWORD

2. CHART OF THE OPERATIONAL ORGANIZATION

OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

AERODROME DRAWINGS (attached as Appendix A)

PART II - AIRPORT SPECIFICATIONS

Information regarding the specifications applicable to the aerodrome

1. LOCATION

latitude _________________________________________________

longitude _________________________________________________

nearest town _________________________________________________

2. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

OBSTACLE LIMITATIONS SURFACES

Declared distances

Lighting

Markers or markings

Signs

PART III - AIRSIDE SERVICES

Information regarding the specifications applicable to the following aerodrome airside services:

1. EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES

Action that shall be taken in the event of an emergency

Description of the emergency equipment available

Location of the emergency equipment

Agreements with outside providers of an emergency response service

(Attach as Appendix B)

2. COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

Description of how the aerodrome/runway conditions are made available to the air operator

Description of onsite air to ground communications.

3. MOVEMENT AREA ACCESS AND CONTROL PROCEDURES

Description of the procedure for controlling access to the movement areas.

4. AERODROME SAFETY PLAN

Description of how the aerodrome will be inspected by the aerodrome operator to ensure that the facility is meeting the conditions agreed to.

5. APRON MANAGEMENT AND APRON SAFETY

Where identified as necessary, established procedures shall be described to ensure safety and efficiency on the apron.

 Terms and Conditions

  The terms and conditions under which this Aerodrome Authorization is issued are as follows:

The aerodrome operator agrees to maintain the physical characteristics of the aerodrome to the same or in an improved condition as it was on the date of issuance of the authorization.

(additional terms and conditions as specified by Aerodrome Safety)

    I certify that this information for _________________ is correct 
                                                name of aerodrome
    and accept the conditions under which this Aerodrome Authorization is approved.



   
                                             

__________________________
Signature of aerodrome operator

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Date

 
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