Deicing compliance  - template letter for members

As a business aircraft operator, you would have received a letter from the Minister of Transport on May 9
th, requesting that you confirm what actions you will be taking ahead of winter 2019 – 2020 to reduce the likelihood of aircraft taking off with contaminate critical surfaces and to ensure that the proper equipment is available to comply with CAR 602.11(2).  

To simplify your response, we have created a template letter you can use to confirm your compliance.  It is available for download here

You can submit your response by mail or by email as follows:

By mail:

Transport Canada

330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N5

Attn: Standards Branch (AART)

By email:

Please help us work together going forward by copying us on any correspondence you send. You can copy me directly at

Please customize the areas that are highlighted in YELLOW: these deal specifically with your company name, number of aircraft you operate and if you are flying under CARs 604, 703 and/or 704.  

But the letter doesn’t end there: it also includes two recommendations for government.  The government needs to take specific actions related to small airport infrastructure and to fair access to deicing.   It is our view that these two actions are as important to safety as our compliance is.

By adapting and using this template, you are not only demonstrating the required compliance, you are helping us lobby for positive action – and I thank you in advance for your support.

If you have any questions or want more information please contact Merlin Preuss, He is working directly with operators and is in contact with Transport Canada officials on this file.