|Volume 1 - Resource Management
Chapter 9 - Fire and Aviation Management
Policy 9.3 - Aviation Management
Effective Date: 01-Apr-93
This policy covers the management of all aviation resources and major aviation support facilities used by the B.C. Forest Service with particular emphasis on safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
This policy applies throughout the Ministry, but does not apply to persons, goods, or mail transported by scheduled commercial air carriers or Government Air Services.
The Protection Branch, Aviation Management, will develop standards and manage the B.C. Forest Service Air Operations programs to conform with all regulatory requirements established by the Department of Transport and the National Transportation Agency.
All Ministry flying will be carried out in accordance with federal and provincial legislation relating to:
Air Carrier Directory
The Regional Air Operations Centres will develop and maintain a directory of qualified air carriers and pilots.
Regions will maintain records of all aircraft usage as per the procedures laid out in the Protection Manual, Vol. III.
Summaries of all aircraft usage will be produced annually as per the procedures laid out in the Protection Manual, Vol. III
All new procedures or technology relating to aircraft usage or ground support systems must be fully researched and approved by Aviation Management before being implemented.